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We storm the Devil’s kitchen on the day of the Bastille

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Woody Gap
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 14 2012  8:30 am >> Sat, Jul 14 2012 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Jul 1 2012 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 13 2012 6:00 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:18 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
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Are Dogs Permitted: No


On what could quite possibly be the hottest day of the summer we will storm the devil's kitchen.  From Woody Gap we will go south on the AT approximately 9 miles till we get to the top of Sassafras Mountain.  Here we will have a break with food and drinks and enjoy the summit area.  There are a few stream crossings and other mountain peaks.  One of the streams... Justus Creek is somewhat of an anomaly because it appears to be flowing northbound.  We will try to make sense of this.  Other mountain peaks include Gooch Mountain (3337) Justus Mountain (3222).

It will be hot, damn hot! Maybe 95 degrees in the Devil's Kitchen.  The trail is shaded most of the way.  I will have my water filter with me in case we may need to filter some water.

Required Items to Bring:
water snacks sunglasses sunscreen more water
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:North on GA 400 from the park and ride. When GA 400 ends at the Chevron station make a left onto US-19/GA60 until you reach Dahlonega. From Dahlonega, take GA 60 north for 15 miles until you reach Woody Gap at the top of the mountain.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $52.00 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.

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