Amicalola Falls Hike - Early Morning Fitness Hike (Intermediate to Advance Hikers) - Sun, May 9 2010

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Amicalola Falls Hike - Early Morning Fitness Hike (Intermediate to Advance Hikers)


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - park visitor center
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 9 2010  8:15 am >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 20 2010 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 8 2010 9:00 pm
Event Duration:5-7 hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
This is a fitness hike for intermediate to advanced hikers and for those training for backpacking, mountain climbing, or other strenuous/endurance adventure trips. The hike is approximately 12 miles round trip with an average hiking speed and only a few rest breaks. We will start at the bottom of the falls, and hike up waterfall stairs to the trailhead. From the trailhead, we will hike the AT Approach trail for 4 miles. We will turn onto the Len Foote Trail and hike a mile to Len Foote hike Inn.  We will stop at the Inn for a break and to eat a snack/lunch. We will continue back via the Len Foote route. We should be back in Atlanta early afternoon.

Notes:
1. We will be hiking at an average speed during the hike, so if you are a 'FAST HIKER', this hike might not be the hike for you because of the speed.
2. You are welcome to carry a weighted down backpack if you are training for an adventure or backpacking trip, but it's not a requirement on this hike.
3. The Trip Leader(s) reserve the right to remove anyone from the list who they feel cannot handle this trip.

Please plan on bringing a snack since we will be dropping by the Len Foote Inn for a break. The Inn will sometimess have some bread, dessert or fruit left over from dinner the night before that you can take in exchange for tips for the Inn employees but this is not a guarentee.

Required Items to Bring:
Positive and motivated attitude
Good hiking shoes
water and snacks/lunch
Clothing appropriate for weather conditions
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. We will gather at the Visitor Center parking lot near the entrance.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $41.60 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.

Notes:
Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:
$5.00 State Park Fee unless you have an annual park pass

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.