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James E. Edmonds Backcountry Trail Hiking

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 5 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 3 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Phil 'Foz' Parkerson
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate to Strenuous 7.2 Miles

Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia at an altitude of 3,640 feet. The James E Edmonds Backcountry Trail is a 7.2 mile moderate to strenuous loop. The trail cuts its way through the lush forests, crossing several small streams and passing small waterfalls. Well stop half way and have lunch on a rock slab atop Lookoff Mountain overlooking the Little Tennessee River Valley some 3,162 feet below. The toughest section of the hike is the return to the trailhead climbing most of the way. This hike is a very good workout so you should be in moderate/good shape.

Required Items to Bring:
2 liters or more of water
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking shoes
layers of clothes
Camelback with lots of water

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Mountain City, GA 30562, 706-746-2141 10:00a.m./James Edmonds Trailhead parking lot. I-85 North to I-985 North to Gainesville, merge on 365 North, 365 North becomes 441 North, look for park brown directional signs 3 miles North of Clayton in Mountain City, turn left onto Black Road Mountain Road, continue into the park and then follow signs to trailhead on right.

Travel time: 1 hour 30-50 minutes.


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? No, no hiking in the rain.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.

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Cost Includes:No cost except a $3.00 state park use fee.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.