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Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Amicalola State Park   Backpacking: Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 11 2012  7:30 am >> Sun, Aug 12 2012 2:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jul 16 2012 8:01 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 8 2012 12:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Days 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 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:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Strap on your packs - we are escaping the summer heat and humidity! 

This is a two-day backpacking trip, starting from Amicalola Falls to the summit of Springer Mtn. The trip starts at the ranger station at the bottom of Amicalola Falls and follows the Approach Trail to the top of Springer Mtn. Depending on weather conditions (aka thunderstorms), we will camp near the shelter there or descent down into the gap. After a leisurely breakfast on Sunday morning, we will break camp and head back to the cars with a short stop at the Hike Inn. 

We will be moving at a fast and steadily pace. There is a possibility to add mileage to the trip by exploring portions of the BTW trail on the other side of Springer Mtn. The trip is not intended for beginners but might offer a good opportunity for folks with prior backpacking experience to test their gear and new gadgets, as well as to get yourself and your drooly hiking companion(s) ready for the upcoming fall season. 

Required Items to Bring:
- Basic backpacking equipment (gear list will be distributed to trip participants) 
- Tent (we will camp near the shelters but please do NOT plan on sleeping there)
- 1 breakast, snacks for 2 days, 1 dinner
Recommended Items to Bring:
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- camera

- trekking poles

How to Get There:
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Will be given at the carpool.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):114Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $45.60 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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