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Hiking and Hottubs Cabin Trip

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Carter’s Cove
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 10 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 24 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Michelle Spence
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Member Cost:$100.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 20 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Are you ready for a relaxing weekend with fun people in a huge cabin in the mountains? Then come out to this just renewed annual event and join in on the fun activities! We’ll enjoy the game room, hot tub, and each other’s company. Some of you may enjoy a leisurely nearby hike, go into town, or just relax in the hot tub or play a game of pool. Some other activities include basketball area, 2 canoes, and horse shoes. There’s also a huge outdoor fire pit to enjoy a warm fire and roast marshmallows. The menu includes Friday dinner - spaghetti (with and without meat); Saturday morning - pancakes, eggs, potatoes, fruit, and sausage; Saturday afternoon – sandwiches and chips; Saturday dinner – chicken and beef tacos, rice, and beans; and Sunday morning – eggs, French toast, fruit, and bacon.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Extra clothes and towels, bathing suit, robe (might be nice for getting in and out of the hot tub), camp chair, hiking shoes, camera, beverage of choice and toiletries.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Ellijay, GA 8:00pm at the cabin From I-285/I-75 Intersection - Go north on I-75 to I-575 split. Take I-575 to Ellijays second light. (About 50 minutes.) Pass these communities: Woodstock, Holly Springs, Canton, Jasper. (Also: I-575 actually changes numbers right before Jasper, becoming GA 515.)

****Once to Ellijay*****: When you get to Ellijay drive through your first traffic light (the new Super Wal-Mart) to your second light. Take a left at this light. (There are several good landmarks at this light including: McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Waffle House, and a couple of gas stations.) When you turn left at the light (Maddox Rd.) go up a hill past a Taco Bell and several small local stores then back down a hill until you come to a stop sign. Go thru this stop sign, across the railroad tracks, around the curve by the river until you get to your first light. Turn left at the light on Ga. 282 (also numbered US76). Cross the bridge, go through the light here, past the Conoco gas station and True Value Hardware. You now drive from Ellijay about 15 minutes to get to the cabin.

After passing the Conoco/True Value Hardware stay on GA 282 west for 11.2 miles. As you drive, look for the mile-markers. (They are only on the left side of the road.) For example, just past the Conoco you will see mile marker #11. Keep driving west until you see mile marker #1, then slow down so you dont miss the left turn. Turn left on Ridgeway Church Road. (If you cross into Murray County then you have gone too far!!)

Take Ridgeway Church Road past the church and the pavement turns into a hard-packed gravel road. Go just a few blocks past the church (0.5 miles) and turn right on Lakeland Drive. After turning right on Lakeland Dr., go 0.8 miles until you get to a Y in the road. Watch your odometer and be sure not to speed past the Y. Turn left onto Hunters Ridge at the Y, the road becomes paved, and there is a gated entrance about 150 feet in front of you with a rock wall indicating that you are now at Lakeland Estates. The gate of the entrance of Lakeland Estates is always closed. You will need the gate code to get in. It is sent to you in your information packet. Once through the gate, stay left (continuing on Hunters Ridge) and go down the hill - slowly!! The speed limit is only 15 mph downhill and around a sharp curve. For Carters Cove Lodge: Go 1 mile, turn right on Lake Forest. Take first right onto White Pine Ridge. Carters Cove is on the left at the end of the road. The address is 200 White Pine Ridge, Ellijay, GA 30542.


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will This Event Occur Rain or Shine? Yes.

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. E-mail the trip leader to be put on a waiting list if the trip is at the max number of attendees.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$100.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$100.00/Person
Cost Includes:$100 for the last person, which includes all of your meals for the weekend and your stay in the cabin.

$25 deposit due within 10 days of sign-up to guarantee your place in the cabin. Cancel before 2/24, $25 is refundable. Cancel on or after 2/24, $25 is non-refundable unless you replace yourself on the trip. Balance of payment is due on 2/24.

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