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Hiking


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 18 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Dec 15 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Easy. Total distance: 5.4 miles

From the parking lot we will walk 1.1 mile on the Swimming Pool trail until its junction with the Mountain Creek trail, which is a 3.2 mile loop. We will walk this loop clockwise, and then return to the parking lot via the Swimming Pool trail.

The Mountain Creek trail follows and crosses several streams and is quite pretty. No wading will be necessary.

After the hike we will have Sunday brunch buffet at the Mountain Creek Inn, across from Callaway Gardens. If there is interest, after lunch we can visit Callaway Gardens.

Expected hiking time: about 3 hours, including rest stops.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Plenty of water.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Pine Mountain, GA. 9:45 am at the parking lot next to the swimming pool at FDR State Park. Proceed South on Interstate 85 until Interstate 185. Continue south on Interstate 185 until Exit 35/GA 18. At the top of the ramp turn left (East) on GA 18. After about 6.7 miles you will see an entrance to Callaway Gardens on your right. At that point, GA 18 transitions into GA 354. Continue straight on GA 354 a little over 3 miles, crossing US 27 in the process. The swimming pool will be on your left. If you drive under a stone bridge you went too far!

Notes:

Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes. If the rain is too heavy to hike, we will visit FDRs Little White House, which is in nearby Pine Mountain (admission is about $7.00 per person).

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:Share gas costs and parking fee with driver.
The one-way distance is about 70 miles to Pine Mountain, and the parking fee is $3.00. Cost of lunch buffet: $17.50 + tax. Admission to Callaway Gardens: $13.91 + tax per person.

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