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Blood Mt. SUNSET/Hunter Super FULL Orange MOONRISE Extravaganza
|Event Location:||Byron Herbert Reece Trailhead|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Oct 9 2022 4:00 pm >> Sun, Oct 9 2022 9:45 pm (Carpool Departure: 4:00 pm *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Sep 29 2022 6:04 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Oct 9 2022 3:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours 45 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Memphis Russ|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
The Blood Mtn. hike at Byron Herbert Reece Trailhead will begin promply at 5:30pm. Carpoolers should be back at the Mansell Park & Ride Parking Lot around 9:45pm.
This hike is NOT for beginners !
There are NO vault toilets at the trailhead. There is a rough outhouse at the top of Blood Mtn.
There is no parking fee! 40 parking spaces.
Ok, outdoor lovers looking for a real Sunset/"Hunter" Super Moonrise Bonanza hike packed with old and new hiking buddies! Please, listen up! This StairMaster mountain trail is not for beginners. We will pace ourselves & take several water breaks during the ascent to the top. At the start of our hike -- Sunny or Partly Cloudy? It will be an Incredible Observation of a Sunset (7:07pm) in the west, then an Orange "Super Moonrise" (7:17pm) in the east!!! Friends, this experience will be unforgettable, forevermore!!
The Blood Mountain trail is part of the totally awesome (AT) Appalachian Trail (AT's Tallest Point, in Georgia). Bring your back-packed magnificent SunSet Dinner to enjoy on the WEST side, on top of Georgia (6 th tallest Mtn. in Georgia ). A few minutes later, we will witness a Breathtaking Full MoonRise on the EAST side of the mountain. There is a very large boulder atop Blood Mt.’s summit (4459 feet) that we will Perch upon to DINE & GASP. This is the most amazing mountaintop Sunset observation point in Georgia!
MoonRise 7:17 p.m. in the East, approximately 100 feet away
(Hike up is 1.5 hours - 2 1/2 miles) (Down 1.25 hours - 2 1/2 miles)
|How to Get There:|
GA-400 Directions: Head North on GA-400 till the end. Continue Straight onto GA- 115. Continue Across Hwy 52 onto Long Branch Rd., which continues Straight onto Copper Mines Rd. Continue to a Dead End at Cavender Creek Rd., Turn Left. Then, Turn Right on Town Creek Church Rd. Continue, until Frogtown Rd., Turn Left. At Y intersection of Frogtown Rd., Continue Left on Frogtown Rd. Continue to a Dead End at Damascus Church Rd., Turn Left. Continue to Hwy.19 & 9, Turn Right. Continue to a Dead End at Hwy. 129, Turn Left. Continue Past Mountain Crossings Store, on your right. Continue 1 mile, Turn Left (one way) into the Byron Herbert Reece Trailhead parking lot. The drive is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes from GA-400 Mansel's Marta Park & Ride.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||130Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||4:00 pm|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $52.00 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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