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Appalachian Trail Series - Hike 6

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Woody Gap to Gooch Gap
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 13 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 11 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Steven Koonce
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate to Strenuous 7.0 mile hike

For our next Appalachian Trail Hike, we are going south to pick up a section starting at Woody Gap. All the leaves should be back on the trees by now, but hopefully it will be a little before the summer heat.

This hike starts at Woody Gap near Suches. We will hike approximately 3.5 miles to Gooch Gap with some real nice views of the valley. Although the relief map looks pretty level, the trail is very rocky and is usually muddy in some sections. After a short lunch, we will hike back to Woody Gap.

For those that have not hiked the Georgia AT or similar mountain trails, it is not like hiking on the trails within one hour of Atlanta. Its rocky, its muddy, you go up and you go down, with 500 to 1000 foot elevation changes not uncommon.

This hike is a little easier than some of the AT hikes we have done but you still need to be in good shape to attempt it. If you have not completed a mountain hike of 5 miles or more recently you may want to e-mail the trip leader to see if this is the right hike for you.

Required Items to Bring:
2 liters or quarts of water
Trail food/lunch
Hiking boots or shoes
Jacket or windbreaker depending on weather conditions
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Change of shoes and shirt for drive back
Emergency rain gear (even if it is clear day with a 20 percent chance of rain)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Suches, GA 10:30 a.m. - Woody Gap parking lot on GA 60 Will be provided at the Park and Ride location


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? No. We will not hike if the weather forecast is extremely poor.

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Cost Includes:Shared gas expenses paid to your driver if you carpool ($5-$7)
Parking fee of $2-$3

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