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AOC 10th Anniversary Dayhike !
|Event Location:||Helen, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Apr 14 2011 10:00 am >> N/A (Carpool Departure: 10:15 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Mar 28 2011 9:15 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Apr 13 2011 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||per itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tony C|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Ok last October, we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the formation of the AOC with several exciting events.. For this one, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the very first outdoor event held... on April 14, 2001, a dayhike led by Amy Pickwick, the founder of the AOC..
Our first hike was a success; everyone had a great time and no one got hurt! We started at 10 AM by hiking up the scenic path to Anna Ruby Falls (just North of Helen, GA). Once at the top of the 0.4 mile easy to moderate trail, we stopped at the base of the falls to take pictures, take in the scenery, socialize etc. We then went back down the trail and upon reaching the bottom, climbed in our cars and headed to the Unicoi Lake Trail. This 2.4 mile easy loop gave us both more photo opportunities and a chance to socialize with one another more. Although an easy hike, this loop provides many opportunities for fishing, swimming, hiking and large open areas condusive to sports. When it was all over, we enjoyed lunch alongside the Chattahoochee River at the Troll Tavern in Helen, GA and were done with the activity by early afternoon. - Amy Pickwick
At this point, instead of going to the Troll Tavern, we will head over to nearby Mt Yonah (which wasn't even part of the National Forest with a developed trail back in 2001). We will end the day with a hike to the summit and view the sunset if conditions are favorable.
The total distance between the three hikes will be about 8 miles with elevation gain close to 1900 feet. These sound like solid D4 stats, but we are going to make this one a D3. because pace is everything...and we will just take our time with a leisurely pace. It won't feel nearly as strenuous as a D4 would.
But to recap where the AOC has come in ten years, there have been nearly 2500 events held and over 33,000 person-trips. That's a lot of wonderful memories and smiling faces...lets hope for at least 10 more...
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|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||169Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||10:15 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $67.60 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.|
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