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Gahuti plus Overlook Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 26 2022  8:45 am >> Sat, Nov 26 2022 1:45 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sat, Nov 19 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 26 2022 6:36 am
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:9.5 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:3
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Fort Mountain State Park is one of my favorite Georgia state parks. Join me as I trek the iconic Gahuti Trail plus the scenic Overlook Trail and a quick jaunt to the stone tower and rock wall.

We will meet near the park entrance in the small parking area just before the ranger hut. There are bathrooms available.

We will hop on the Gahuti and go North. At the 3 mile point we will take in the views at the Cool Springs Overlook, after snapping a few pics we will work our way onto the Overlook Trail and head to our lunch spot near the West Overlook. After lunch we head to the Stone Tower and rock wall and then double back to the Overlook Trail that will take us back to the Gahuti. As we make our way around the park on the Gahuti we will pass several other scenic areas to enjoy.

I will be bringing my semi-trained hiking dog with me. If you are afraid of dogs or don't want doggy affection, this may not be the event for you.

This is an entry level D5 event. You must have D5 experience or be comfortable with D4 events to join the fun. Under experienced hikers may get an email from me to assess your compatibility.


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We will meet near the park gate at the small parking area on the left before the ranger hut.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):125Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $50.00 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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