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AT to Cowrock Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Byron Reece   Hike: AT to Cowrock Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Sep 1 2022  9:15 am >> Thu, Sep 1 2022 2:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Aug 23 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Sep 1 2022 6:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


AT to Cowrock Mountain


This is one of my favorite sections of the AT in Georgia, several great views and just the right amount of miles for a fun day on the AT.

We will be moving at a FAST-Moderate pace of about 3 mph.

We will start at the Byron Reese parking lot where we will take the Byron Reese Trail to the junction with the AT.  We will head north on the AT. We will quickly get to Neels Gap where porta-potties await our arrival. Back on the trail we go as we head to our first overlook at the top of Levelland Mountain. We will pause here to snap some pics, tell some lies and have some fun. Not much further down the trail, Wolf Laurel Mountain will greet us with more stunning views. Pausing again we will snap more pics and tell jokes. Off to Cowrock Mountain we will go where the best views of the hike will be had. This time we will eat some food and bask in the glory of our half way point. After lunch we will retrace our steps to our cars.

This is a strenuous hike with over 3100 feet of ascent, solid D5 experience is required to join the fun.

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Rain Gear

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'coon skin cap

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):128Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:45 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $51.20 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


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