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Duncan Ridge Trail - Mulkey Gap to Coosa Bald

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Mulkey Gap   Hike: Duncan Ridge Trail - Mulkey Gap to Coosa Bald  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Mar 9 2023  9:00 am >> Thu, Mar 9 2023 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Mar 3 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 9 2023 6:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:12.6 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:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The Duncan Ridge Trail starts at Three Forks and winds its way to Blood Mt. It is a difficult, remote trail with outstanding payoffs and challenges.  Join me in a series of hikes to explore the DRT from start to finish. 

Mulkey Gap to Coosa Mt.

Join me as I start at Mulkey Gap and make my way to the intersection of the Coosa Backcountry Loop at Coosa Bald. We will be climbing three mountains on the way: West Wildcat Knob, Buckeye Knob and Coosa Bald. We should be getting some winter views as we walk along the ridge line. We will eat lunch on Coosa Bald before we retrace our steps back to the cars. We will be moving on the high side of moderate with an average rate of 2.75 mph. This hike has about 4300 feet of elevation gain.

This is a difficult D6 hike. Recent D5/D6 experience is required! 

If you are looking for a challenging, remote hike, JOIN ME!

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

There is a short drive on an excellent forest service road.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):162Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $64.80 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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