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Snake Creek Gap to Pilchers Pond - PInhoti Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Near Resaca GA in Walker County   Hike: Snake Creek Gap to Pilchers Pond - PInhoti Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 15 2023  10:00 am >> Sun, Jan 15 2023 5:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 9 2023 7:05 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 14 2023 7:05 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
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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: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Please Note: Carpool departs at 09:00 AM, the hike starts from the Trailhead at 10:00 AM

The Pinhoti trail encompasses 355 miles of Georgia and Alabama, it is distinguishable by its very distinct blaze (see promo picture above), the trail starts in Alabama and joins on to the Benton MacKaye Trail in Georgia, from there you could follow the BMT all the way into the Smoky Mountains!! We, however will only be doing a short section.

We will hike 5 miles from Snake Creek Gap, up along the ridgeline of Horn Mountain, following the Pinhoti Trial descending into the Furnace Creek area, we will pick up a side trail that will take us to Pilcher’s Pond.

After lunch, we will re-trace our steps back to the cars.

This hike has moderate elevation gain and is suitable for those wanting to move up from D3 hikes to more challenging D4 hikes.

Required Items to Bring:

Food - lunch/snacks
Spare pairs of socks
Water/sports drink - at least 2.5 litres (or if you carry a filter you can filter from the creek) 
Change of clothes for the ride home
Cash for the carpool driver

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles
Insect repellant
Sense of humor.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Get on I75-North. Go 49 miles to exit 320. Make pit stop at Flying J truck stop on the right. Go left on GA 136 out of truck stop. Go about eight miles to Pinhoti parking lot on the right. There should be a sign there.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):102Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $40.80 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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