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Pioneer Camping

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 19 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 12 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Phil 'Foz' Parkerson
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Member Cost:$42.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
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

Easy to Moderate

With the camping season kicking into high gear, I thought it would be nice to visit this beautiful park only an hour south of Atlanta.

Located near Callaway Gardens and the town of Warm Springs, Georgias largest state park is deeply rooted in the historical era of the four-time President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

It will be traditional pioneer camping this month. We will arrive Friday night, setup camp, cook our evening meal and relax around the fire. Saturday, it is breakfast, a moderate hike through the park, a picnic lunch and then a swim (weather permitting) at Liberty Bell Pool (Opened in 1940, it is one of the worlds largest rock, spring fed pools). Later, we will again cook a gourmet meal and relax around the fire. For those interested, we will attend An Evening Of Astronomy at the park office amphitheater (view the night sky and learn the location of famous constellations and planets). Sunday, it is breakfast and pack for home.

NOTE: In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the AOC will no longer use styrofoam plates or plastic cups. We will recycle all plastics, bottles and cans during our events. Further, the AOC will provide everyone reusable plates, bowls, etc. We ask for everyone to bring their own drinking CUP and UTENSILS (fork, spoon, knife) to wash & reuse during the event.

Required Items to Bring:
Sleeping bag & pad
Warm clothes for the evenings
Camp chair
Utensils (fork, spoon & knife)

(1) bag of wood
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Bug spray
Camelback & plenty of water
Good hiking shoes
Kooler with choice of beverages

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Pine Mountain, GA., 31822, 706.663.4858 8:00pm at pioneer camping at FD Roosevelt State Park 85 South to Exit 21, 185 South to Exit 42, left onto Hwy 27, continue thru Pine Mountain, turn left onto Hwy 354, turn right onto Hwy 190, left onto Myhand Road, another immediate right onto Davis Lake Road and about a mile down on the right, there is a gate to the pioneer campsites.


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes. Owner is reponsible for feeding and watering. Owner is also responsible for dogs behavior. If the dog can not be controlled, trip leader may ask the dog to be removed from the trip.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes, but not if heavy thunderstorms are forecast.

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 event 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:$42.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$42.00/Person
Cost Includes:$42 includes campsite rental and your dinner Friday, breakfast,lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast Sunday.

$22.00 deposit due upon signup. Balance due by May 12, 2006
Refunds minus $5 allowed prior to May 12, 2006
No refunds after May 12, 2006
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.