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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Long Leaf Loop in FDR State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 5 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 3 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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:20
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate 6.9 miles

We will hike this loop counterclockwise. It is a combination of sections of five different trails, including Swimming Pool Trail, Mountain Creek Trail, and Pine Mountain Trail. It ascends to and follows the ridge of Pine Mountain, and on clear winter days it offers crisp views of valleys and mountains. The trail crosses a couple of streams, but no wading is 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.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Plenty of water and good hiking shoes.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Pine Mountain, GA 9:30 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!


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 $7.00 per person).

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

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