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Pioneer Camping

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jul 28 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 21 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Phil 'Foz' Parkerson
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Member Cost:$42.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Easy (Camping) & Strenuous (hiking)

Pioneer camping (a.k.a. car camping) is an easy event for those looking to get back to nature and enjoy the simple pleasures in life...sleeping outdoors and sitting around a fire. This month, we are heading to Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgias highest state park at 3,640 feet.

Black Rock Mountain pioneer camping is not your traditional pioneer camping per se. You have the option of sleeping in a bunk house (each with 8 bunk beds) or pitching your tent for the traditional experience.

Saturday, after breakfest, we will do hike and swim to Tallulah Gorge and the rest of the day is on your own. Later, its one of my famous dinner and then relax around the fire. Sunday, after breakfast, we will pack for home. So, join me for another fun and relaxing edition of pioneer camping with Foz. Cheers and see you around the fire!

NOTE: In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the AOC will no longer use styrofoam plates or plastic cups. We will recycle all plastics, bottles and cans during our events. Further, the AOC will provide everyone reusable plates, bowls, etc. We ask for everyone to bring their own drinking CUP/MUG to wash & reuse during the event.

Required Items to Bring:
Sleeping bag
Bug spray
Bag of wood
Camp chair
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking shoes
Kooler with your favorite adult beverage

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Mountain City, GA, 8:00 p.m. at the pioneer campsite in Black Rock Mountain State Park. I-85N to I-985N to 441N through Tallulah Falls and Clayton; 3 miles North of Clayton, in Mountain City, turn left onto Black Rock Mountain Parkway (look for brown signs) and continue up steep mountain road to the park; follow signs to pioneer camping.


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes, but are limited to a 6 leash.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes, but not if exceptionally heavy thundershowers are forecast.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.

E-mail the trip leader to be put on a waiting list if the trip is at the max number of attendees.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$42.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$42.00/Person
Cost Includes:$42.00 includes camp site rental and all meals.

$3.00 state park parking fee unless you have an annual park pass
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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