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

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - park visitor center
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 22 2011  7:30 am >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 18 2011 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 21 2011 10:00 pm
Event Duration:5-7 hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Clay White
Nancy L
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This is a fitness hike for intermediate to advanced hikers. Beginning at the trailhead above the falls, 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, where we will stop for a break and to eat a snack/lunch. We will return by completing the loop via the Len Foote trail. We should be back in Atlanta by early to mid afternoon.

I have listed this as a fitness hike because we will maintain a steady pace with very limited rest breaks, except to enjoy our lunch and a beverage at the Len Foote Inn.  Also, the hike will exceed 10 miles with above-average elevation gains.  However, the pace will be only average.  Therefore, this hike may not appeal to those seeking to hike at very fast speeds.

While we will not be hiking at a blazing speed, this hike is still for those in very good physical condition and with experience with D4 or D5 hikes.  The trip leaders reserve the right to remove any person who might not have the appropriate experience to attend this hike.

Required Items to Bring:
Good hiking shoes

Clothing appropriate for weather conditions

Lunch and snacks
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Poles for those who prefer them.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Directions will be distributed at the carpool location.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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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.

The Len Foote Inn often graciously provides coffee, tea, fruit and leftovers as snacks for day hikers.  Please remember to bring enough money to tip appropriately if you choose to take advantage of this courtesy.

* 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.
*Note: At the time of this posting, the weather report is good. I will cancel only if rain appears imminent and it is cold.