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^^ Summit GA’s Highest Peaks: #7 - Double Spring Knob (4280’) ^^

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattahoochee National Forest, near Hiawassee, GA   Hike: ^^ Summit GA’s Highest Peaks: #7 - Double Spring Knob (4280’) ^^  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 28 2012  8:00 am >> Sat, Jan 28 2012 8:34 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Dec 21 2011 8:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 27 2012 12:00 pm
Event Duration:Per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
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Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The North Georgia mountains may not be the Rockies (or the Himalayas), but they include many mtns that make for superb hikes and offer incredible views.  For this series, we are counting down the highest peaks in GA...

#7 - Double Spring Knob

Also commonly known as "Kelly Knob", Double Spring Knob is 4280' above sea level with 920' of clean prominence. It is actually tied with #8 Coosa Bald as far as elevation goes, but it has less prominence, so that's why it falls below it on the list.

Most all of our hike will be along the AT (Appalachian Trail). We begin at Dicks Creek Gap and it's a good climb of about 2200 feet over about 5 miles to the top.

The actual summit of Double Spring is just off of the AT, so if you want to get to the very top, a little light "bushwhacking" will be required...just about 1/10 of a mile and up about 120ft.  It isn't that difficult on this terrain.   

On the way back down, we will take a side trail to check out the Deep Gap AT Shelter...just a half mile round trip out of the way.

There is also an overlook just off the trail looking to the east that has some sweet views so this is another place for a long break...this should make up for the lack of views at the top.

Total distance is about 10 miles and total ascent is 2900'. 


Required Items to Bring:
  • emergency rain gear (even if chance of rain is minimal)
  • water
  • enough food to keep your energy level up
  • hiking boots or trail shoes
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • trekking poles
  • camera

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    From Clayton GA, proceed east on GA-76 16.1 miles to Dicks Creek Gap.

    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):208Mile(s)
    Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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    Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $83.20 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.

    For more information on the other hikes in the series and the methodology used in making the list, click here.

    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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