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^^ Summit GA’s Highest Peaks: #9 - Eagle Mountain (4240’) ^^
|Event Location:||Chattahoochee National Forest, near Hiawassee, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Apr 7 2013 10:30 am >> Sun, Apr 7 2013 5:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Feb 11 2013 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Apr 7 2013 2:00 am|
|Event Duration:||7 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.
The North Georgia mountains may not be the Himalayas or the Rockies, but do offer many opportunties for challenging and exciting hikes to outstanding scenic views. For this series, we are summiting the 20 highest peaks in Georgia. (For more info on the criteria used, click here.)
#9 - Eagle Mountain
Standing 4240' above sea level with 600' of clean prominence, Eagle mtn is a somewhat underappreciated north ga hike. The trail is not marked and not easy to find, and this is probably part of it. But it has a great feel to it and some nice views from the top, so well worth the drive to Hiawassee and the somewhat challenging climb up.
Just off the Eagle summit, there is a rocky area where we can sit and have lunch. it depends on how cold and windy it is. Also to extend this hike a bit, we will explore the southern part of the ridge some...this is technically bushwhacking but the terrain is not that difficult. But we will try to find another couple of rocky areas to get some additional views. This part is optional but it's recommended that you don't sign up unless interested in doing this portion of the hike...we don't want people sitting at the top in the cold having to wait for the rest of the group to return....but up to you.
- Total distance: ~13.3 mi
|How to Get There:|
Directions to trailhead will be given at carpool (or via email if "meeting at event").
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||196Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $78.40 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.|
Because this a D5 event, if you have not recently completed some tough AOC hikes, we may be contacting you to determine your level of fitness and experience to make sure this is the right hike for you.
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