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^^ Summit GA’s Highest Peaks: #11 - Horsetrough Mountain (4040’) ^^
|Event Location:||Chattahoochee National Forest, near Blairsville, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Dec 17 2011 7:30 am >> Sat, Dec 17 2011 3:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Dec 7 2011 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Dec 16 2011 4:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||7 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Laura V|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||14|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
#11 - Horsetrough Mountain
Standing 4040' above sea level with 1008' of clean prominence, Horsetrough Mountain is south of Brasstown Bald, just off the AT about 4 miles south of Jacks Gap. We will start this hike at Unicoi Gap. Since sunset will be at 5:26 pm, we will hike at a fast pace.
Weather permitting, we will see Brasstown Bald during our ascent, but the view of the top of Horsetrough is less than spectacular, as the summit is surrounded by trees. That said, if you like bushwhacking, this is the hike for you!
If there is time, we may stop to see the headwaters of the Chattahoochee, which is just a little spring that trickles out of the ground. What an amazing sight to see the birthplace of the mighty river that flows through our state!
We will stop for dinner afterwards in Helen for those would like to join us.
|How to Get There:|
Directions to trailhead will be given at carpool (or via email if "meeting at event").
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||160Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $64.00 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.|
Two or three friendly dogs with extensive hiking experience are welcome on this event.|
Because this a D5 event, if you have not recently completed some tough AOC hikes, we may be contacting you to determine your level of fitness and experience to make sure this is the right hike for you.
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