Saturday Morning Hike: Lake Allatoona Loop - Sat, Aug 20 2011

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Saturday Morning Hike: Lake Allatoona Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Allatoona Lake Project Management Office/Visitor's Center & Overlook
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 20 2011  9:00 am >> Sat, Aug 20 2011 12:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Aug 11 2011 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 20 2011 2:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6 Miles
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:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

We will walk some distance on the Cooper Furnace Trail and then take a back trail that will take us to the summit of Pine Mountain. After a brief stop to admire the view we will return to our cars via the East Loop of Cartersville's Pine Mountain Trail, a connector trail that leads back to the Allatoona Lake area, and  Laurel Ridge Trail,  for a total walking distance of about 6 miles and an ascent of about 800 ft.

This route passes  through a mixed pine and hardwood forest. It features a vast variety of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Wildlife is abundant here and we will walk past 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.

Required Items to Bring:
Water and good walking shoes.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Walking poles.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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: 8:00 am
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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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Cost Includes:Free!

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