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Beginner Backpacking

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area
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:D2: Easy to Moderate
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Easy to Moderate approx. 5 Mile

Beginners backpacking trip not all that far from Atlanta (only about an hour drive to the trail), well be hiking approx 1.5 miles to the campsite, near beautiful Cartecay river, and spend a night at this site, then after breakfast, well finish the loop trail back to our cars. Every time Ive been on this trail, I always thought this would be a great beginners backpacking trail. The trail consists of beautiful scenic Rich Mountain WMA, and the scenic Cartecay River trail, then a small area where the weeds grow taller than my height (Im 6 foot)... many wildflowers and small to medium sized animals in the area. If its warm its also a great swimming spot.

If you do not have specific gear, please email the trip leader in case he knows an AOC member with gear you can borrow.

Required Items to Bring:
Please bring plenty of water, food for Saturday night and Sunday morning (enough for your self), utensils, cups and plates, biodegradable camp soap, tarp, backpacking sized tent, sleeping bag, flash light, change of cloths, rain gear, bug spray, etc. Ill send out a detailed e-mail when we get closer to the event day.
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Near East Ellijay, GA Due to limited parking space, this event is carpool only. From Hotel, go North on I-75, go North on I-575, I-575 becomes GA-515, after passing Super-Walmart in East Ellijay, go GA-52 East, drive for few miles, and youll see a little gray old burn on the right with Apple sign, turn right at this sign (Stegall RD), when you get to a stop sign (Mulkey Rd.) turn right and follow the sign to Rich Mountain WMA. Its about 15 minutes from Super-Walmart.


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? No.

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Cost Includes:Please share gas fare with your carpool driver. ($6 - $8)

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