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Springer Mountain - Approach Trail
|Event Location:||Amicalola State Park - Top of the Falls parking lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Nov 3 2022 8:00 am >> Thu, Nov 3 2022 3:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Oct 3 2022 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Nov 2 2022 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||7 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Bob Bunner|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Come join me for a moderately paced hike on the Approach Trail to the southern terminus of the AT at Springer Mountain. Who knows, we may get lucky and see some southbounders finishing up their lengthy journey.
We'll meet at the top of the falls parking lot at 8:00 am. We'll be hiking the entire Approach Trail, about 7.25 milies. We'll take some breaks so that everyone stays together. There will be a 20 minute lunch break on top of Springer Mountain. Then we'll retrace our steps back to the parking lot. Total distance is about 14.5 miles and about 2,600 feet in elevation gain.
I've listed this event as moderate, but I plan to keep the pace slower than some D5 events to encourage slower hikers to join us. I will still vet signups because this is still a relatively difficult hike.
There is a $5 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS from GA-400/ I-285 INTERCHANGE in N ATLANTA (Sandy Springs) to AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK (about 60 miles or 90 minutes):
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|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||104Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $41.60 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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There is a $5 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle, payable at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.