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|Event Location:||Chattahoochie National Forest, n of Helen|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jul 7 2012 8:00 am >> Sat, Jul 7 2012 8:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Jul 3 2012 4:59 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Jul 6 2012 9:00 am|
|Event Duration:||per intinerary (about 11 hours)|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||9|
|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:||No|
This in-and-out hike starts at Unicoi Gap on Hwy 75, north of Helen. From the trailhead we ascend 1100 ft. over 1.3 miles to the top of Rocky Mt, descend 800 ft. over 1.3 miles to Indian Grave Gap, ascend 1300 ft. over 2.4 miles to the summit of Tray Mt., and continue a bit further to the off-trail lookout. We’ll have lunch there, enjoying the view, and then retrace our steps. With a total elevation gain of 3200 ft, this hike provides a good workout, but we will making frequent stops, as needed, so as not to get too hot.
I'll be asking for a volunteer to co-ordinate the carpool at the Indian Trail Marta park-and-ride. I'll be meeting you at 9:00 at the Cleveland Ingles (behind the gas pumps), where you can also make a pitstop. If there is interest, we can have dinner in Cleveland.
If the weather forecast calls for a greater than 50% chance of thunderstorms, I will reschedule the hike.
I'll be contacting anyone who has not done a D5-level hike to determine if this hike is suitable for you.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||150Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $60.00 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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