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Backpacking


The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Pine Mountain Trail (PMT)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 1 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 18 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Lanier
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Member Cost:$20.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:13
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Moderate

This is a Park Ranger led, interpretive hike on the Pine Mountain Trail (PMT) beginning at Dowdellís Knob and hiking about two and one-half miles to the Sparks Creek campsite. Water is available at the creek, but must be treated. There will be breathtaking vistas, beautiful valleys and several water crossings. There will be an optional night hike. The next day we will hike to Rocky Point which is about two and one-half miles.

The focus of this trip is to learn about the environment and backpacking skills from the interpretive Park Ranger. As backpacking trips can be somewhat daunting for the beginner, this trip is designed to be very easygoing and instructive and non-threatening. This is a great opportunity to try out backpacking. You could rent what you donít have from an outfitter like REI. We plan to have fun! You are responsible for all your food, water and equipment. Our program should be complete by mid-afternoon Sunday.

Required Items to Bring:
Backpack
Tent
Clothing
Food
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
If you want a general backpacking gear checklist, e-mail a request to me at my address above.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain, GA 31822 9:30 a.m. - F.D. Roosevelt State Park Office & Visitor Center From Atlanta proceed South on I-85, turn onto I-185 South, Turn left (Southeast) on U.S. Highway 27, Turn left on GA Highway 354, Turn right on GA Highway 190, turn left into the Park Visitor Center.

Notes:

Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will This Event Occur Rain or Shine? Yes - trip will not be cancelled.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the event leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend. E-mail the leader to be put on a waiting list if the event is at the max number of attendees.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$20.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$20.00/Person
Cost Includes:$20.00 (due at sign-up - $5 non-refundable, $20 non-refundable after March 18th.)
$3.00 parking fee (paid at park)
Shared gas expense with your carpool driver
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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