Sunday Afternoon Hike: Laurel Ridge Trail at Buford Dam - Sun, Jan 22 2012

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Sunday Afternoon Hike: Laurel Ridge Trail at Buford Dam

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Buford, GA   Hike: Sunday Afternoon Hike: Laurel Ridge Trail at Buford Dam   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 22 2012  2:30 pm >> Mon, Jan 16 2012 9:39 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 16 2012 9:39 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 21 2012 10:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

We will walk the Laurel Ridge Trail in the counterclockwise direction, with a side trip to the bottom of the dam and a pedestrian bridge over the Chattahoochee, for a total distance of a little over 4 miles. This trail offers nice views of the dam, the river, and Lake Lanier, so you may want to bring your camera. 

There is a moderate amount of elevation change on this one..probably about 500-600 feet along the entire route, but we will be walking at a moderate pace.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots or walking shoes 

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:From I85, head north and take the I 985 exit. Continue a little under 4 miles on I 985 until Exit 4. At the top of the ramp take a left onto SR 20. Proceed about 5.5 miles on SR 20 and take a right onto Suwanee Dam Road, which dead ends after 2.2 miles when it reaches Buford Dam Road. Take a left onto Buford Dam Road, and proceed 1 mile. The Lower Overlook parking will be on your right. If you reach Buford Dam you have gone too far.

Thre is no carpool for this event: some participants will already be in the area, after participating in the morning hike on Bowman's Island.
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Cost Includes:Share car pool expense with driver

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