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Saturday Afternoon Hike: Cooper Furnace
|Event Location:||Allatoona Lake Project Management Office/Visitor's Center & Overlook|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Apr 30 2011 3:00 pm >> N/A (Carpool Departure: 2:00 pm *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Apr 20 2011 10:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Apr 29 2011 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||two hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|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:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
|We will walk a loop consisting of the Cooper Furnace Trail and the Laurel Ridge Trail, plus a side trip to a scenic overlook, for a total walking distance of about 4 miles.|
The Cooper Furnace Trail follows the route of a 19th century mining railroad bed through a mixed pine and hardwood forest. It features a vast variety of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Wildlife is abundant here. A natural feature of interest is 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:||2:00 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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