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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blood Mountain
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 18 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 16 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 mile

For this hike we are going to approach Blood Mountain from the somewhat lesser used trials starting at Lake Winfield Scott. Total hiking distance will be about seven miles and the elevation gain will be pretty steady from the start until we reach the summit of Blood Mountain which is the highest point on the Georgia portion of the Appalachian Trial.

If it is a clear day we should have some great 360 degree views at our lunch spot on Blood Mountain. About half of this hike will be along the Appalachian Trail.

I generally aim to go at a moderately fast pace, stopping every 30 to 45 minutes to let the group gather up. If you are new to hiking in the mountains you may want to e-mail the hike leader to make sure this is the right hike for you. Most newcomers do fine, but with warmer weather approaching this hike could be a little more difficult than it would be in April.

Depending on what the group wants to do, we may stop in Dahlonega on the way back to eat a late lunch.

Required Items to Bring:
Hiking Shoes or boots
2 liters of water and bottle to carry on trail
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Bug spray
Poncho even if it is a clear day. Storms can pop-up quickly in the mountains.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Suches, GA 9:00 a.m. - Mansell Road Park & Ride off Georgia Directions will be provided at the carpool location


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? We will cancel the hike if it looks like there will be medium to heavy rains. Ill e-mail everyone the day before the hike about the current status.

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 Includes:$3.00 parking fee paid at the park
$5-7 recommended for carpool driver

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