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Blood Mountain & Lake Winfield Scott

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattahoochee National Forest
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 14 2010  6:45 am >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Jul 22 2010 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 12 2010 8:00 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
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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: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Interested in joining me for a hike up and over ever popular Blood Mountain? No tourist route on this version - we'll climb right out of the Byron Herbert Reece parking lot for about 2 miles and gain around 1350 feet - Good Morning!

After our "warm up" we'll descend the other side and hike out to picturesque Lake Winfield Scott for our lunch break. After a good long break and a little socializing, we'll head back along the beautiful Slaughter Creek Trail, then up the "easy side" of Blood Mountain to the top. After a good long last look from the summit, we'll gather the group and head back down to the parking lot.

Blood Mountain stands 4458' above sea level with 1516' feet of clean prominence.  It is the highest peak on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail.

On the drive home, we will stop at Danny's in Dahlonega for dinner (best prime rib in north GA!), so bring a few extra $$.

Mileage Breakdown-
-Byron Herbert Reese Access Trail to Flatrock Gap .7 mi
-Flatrock Gap to Jarrad Gap (on AT) 4.1 mi
-Jarrad Gap trail 1.2 mi
-Lake Winfield Scott trail 1.0 mi
-Slaughter Creek trail 2.7 mi
-Slaughter Creek to Flatrock Gap (on AT): 2.3 mi
-Byron Herbert Reese Access Trail to cars .7 mi

- Total distance: ~12.7 mi
- Total ascent: ~3400 feet.

Required Items to Bring:
  • emergency rain gear (even if chance of rain is minimal)
  • water
  • lunch
  • enough food to keep your energy level up
  • hiking boots or trail shoes
  • personal first aid - blister treatment
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • trekking poles
  • camera

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    From Dahlonega, take Hwy 60 north. At Stonepile gap, bear right, staying on 19/129. Proceed 13.6 miles and turn left into the Byron Herbert Reece parking area.

    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Mile(s)
    Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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    Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $52.00 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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