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Sunrise hike at Pine Mountain in Cartersville

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Pine Mountain Recreation Area
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 19 2012  9:00 am >> Sun, Feb 19 2012 12:20 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 9 2012 9:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 18 2012 7:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours 20 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Paula Schubert
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


*** Meet at carpool at 8:30****

Sunrise is at 7:18 am 

It will be an early start to a weekend day, but sunrise at the summit of Pine Mountain will be worth it. 

The hike will begin at the west loop trailhead. We'll hike counterclock wise to reach the summit of Pine Mountain (1,562 ft.).  This should take no more than a half hour.  We'll watch sunrise before we hike part of the East loop and then on to Coopers Furnace. 

We'll hike the other half of the East and West Loops on the way back to the trailhead.

Total hiking is approx. 8 miles. This is a D3 hike, so pace won't be fast, but won't be slow either.  Plan for a minimum of 2.5 mph.

Required Items to Bring:
  • 2 L. of water
  • Good hiking shoes/boots
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

  • Warm clothes for winter temps (dress in layers)
  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Trail snack
  • Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
  • I-75 north to Exit 288
  • Take a Right (East) on Main Street
  • At the end of Main Street, take a right at the Komatsu sign.
  • West Loop Trailhead access and parking area is on the left.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):36Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 am
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $14.40 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Carpool will leave promptly at 6:20. If you miss it, you will need to meet at the event. Directions and map are included above.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:
No cost for the event, but if you are carpool please bring a few bucks to split with your carpool drivers.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
*Note: If it rains, the hike will NOT be canceled, but rather I''ll  postpone to start the hike at 9 am since we won't be able to see sunrise. Details will be sent and the event updated in case of rain delay.