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Appalachian Trail: Woody Gap to Gooch Mountain Shelter
|Event Location:||Woody Gap|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 11 2023 9:00 am >> Sat, Feb 11 2023 2:20 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Feb 7 2023 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Feb 10 2023 3:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours 20 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Greg Pharo|
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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:||11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Join me for a Saturday adventure on the Appalachian Trail!
Starting from the ever-popular Woody Gap we’ll hike southbound on the AT. Our route takes us on rollercoaster ride as we partially ascend Black Mountain before summitting Ramrock Mountain. We’ll stop to enjoy the mountaintop views before we descend toward Gooch Gap and cross the Cooper Gap Road. The AT will then skirt us around Gooch Mountain and down to an intersection with a side trail leading to the Gooch Mountain shelter. We’ll have lunch here before retracing our way back to Woody Gap.
We'll move at a moderate pace of approximately 2.5 mph, with a few stops along the way.
This is a challenging D4 mountain trek with nearly 1,800 feet elevation gain. Recent D4 or higher hiking experience with the AOC, or equivalent activity, is required in order to join the fun. Please contact the trip leaders if you have any questions about participating.
|How to Get There:|
For those who are not carpooling: meet us a Woody Gap by 8:50 am so that we can start hiking at 9 am.
Click here for directions to the trailhead at Woody Gap.
The Woody Gap trailhead is located on GA 60 just south of Suches. There are parking lots on either side of the road. There is a toilet at the trailhead, but no water.
We encourage carpooling because parking at Woody Gap is limited.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||102Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|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.|
Click here to see the AllTrails map of our route.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.