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Sloppy Floyd State Park Part I

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Mack White Gap
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Mar 29 2023  8:30 am >> Wed, Mar 29 2023 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sat, Mar 18 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 29 2023 6:11 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:16 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:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park is located in NW Georgia and is seldom visited by the AOC. Let's change that by hiking up the spine of the park on the Pinhoti Trail.

This hike is pretty close to home and is filled with ridge line views and gentle climbs. This trek starts at the Mack White USFS parking area and meanders its way to the turnaround point of my Pinhoti Section 21 hike. Rumor has it that some old growth trees can be spotted on this ridge line and we will be on the lookout for those. We will find a scenic spot to stop for lunch. The topography will allow us to move at a fast pace (not as fast as last time) of around 3 mph.

Recent D5 experience is required to join the fun. Under experienced hikers will be moved to the waitlist to be evaluated by the trip leader.

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Good Attitude 

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The parking is on the South side of the road and is easy to miss, be sure and click the link below to navigate.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $44.00 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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