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Saturday Afternoon Hike: Lake Allatoona Loop
|Event Location:||Allatoona Lake Project Management Office/Visitor's Center & Overlook|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 2 2010 2:30 pm >> N/A (Carpool Departure: 1:30 pm *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Jan 27 2010 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Oct 1 2010 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||three hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||18|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
|We will walk some distance on the Cooper Furnace Trail and then take a back trail that will take us to the summit of Pine Mountain. After a brief stop to admire the view we will return to our cars via the East Loop of Cartersville's Pine Mountain Trail, a connector trail that leads back to the Allatoona Lake area, and Laurel Ridge Trail, for a total walking distance of about 6 miles and an ascent of about 800 ft.|
This route passes through a mixed pine and hardwood forest. It features a vast variety of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Wildlife is abundant here and we will walk past a pond inhabited by beaver and muskrat.
The Laurel Ridge Trail crosses the slopes of a mixed pine and hardwood ridge overlooking the Etowah River Valley. Along the way see an abundance of mountain laurel and 32 varieties of identified trees.
|How to Get There:|
From Atlanta go to I-75 Exit 290, take a right onto GA 20 East then an immediate right onto Spur 20. Continue 4.5 miles to Project Management Office/Visitor's Center Parking Area.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||50Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||1:30 pm|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $20.00 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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