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Pinhoti Trail: Snake Creek Gap to Pilchers Pond and Keown Falls

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Snake Creek Gap   Hike: Pinhoti Trail: Snake Creek Gap to Pilchers Pond and Keown Falls  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 1 2022  9:00 am >> Sat, Oct 1 2022 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Sep 21 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 30 2022 10:47 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:15 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:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The Pinhoti Trail is a  335 mile long trail located in Alabama and Georgia. The trail's southern terminus is on Flagg Mountain, the trail's northern terminus is where it joins the Benton MacKaye Trail in Georgia.

The Pinhoti Trail is a part of the Eastern Continental Trail and the Great Eastern Trail, both very long-distance US hiking trails connecting multiple states.

Join me as I start at Snake Creek Gap, make my way to Pilchers Pond and then on to Keown Falls. This trek has 3 significant climbs, but nothing that will buckle your knees. Keown falls will be our lunch location. We will move quickly over the long flat areas so we can enjoy the highlights. Expect an average speed of about 2.8 mph, the fast side of moderate.

This is a long D5 hike, recent D5 experience is required to join the fun.

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We will meet at the parking area near Snake Creek Gap.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $48.00 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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