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Saturday Morning Hike and Swim: Buford Dam

The Basics:
Event Type:Multi-Sport
Event Location: Buford, GA   Multi-Sport: Saturday Morning Hike and Swim: Buford Dam   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 5 2012  10:00 am >> Sat, May 5 2012 1:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Apr 29 2012 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 5 2012 2:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:2.5 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:18
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


From the parking lot we will walk one and a quarter miles and a quarter miles  to a public beach on Lake Lanier, where we will swim and have a picnic  There is a restroom there  for you to change in and out of your swimsuit if you would like to. We will then walk back to our cars.

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:

Plenty of water
walking shoes 
Picnic lunch 

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.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):50Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $20.00 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.

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

Cost Includes:Share car pool expense with driver

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