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Hike Long Leaf Loop in FDR State Park


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Parking lot next to the swimming pool at FDR State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 23 2007  9:15 am >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Aug 23 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 21 2007 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
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:20
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
We will hike this loop counterclockwise. It is a combination of sections of five different trails, including Swimming Pool Trail, Mountain Creek Trail, and Pine Mountain Trail. It ascends to and follows the ridge of Pine Mountain, and on clear winter days it offers crisp views of valleys and mountains. The trail crosses a couple of streams, but no wading is necessary.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Plenty of water and good hiking shoes.

How to Get There:
Event Directions: Proceed South on Interstate 85 until Interstate 185. Continue south on Interstate 185 until Exit 35/GA 18. At the top of the ramp turn left (East) on GA 18. After about 6.7 miles you will see an entrance to Callaway Gardens on your right. At that point, GA 18 transitions into GA 354. Continue straight on GA 354 a little over 3 miles, crossing US 27 in the process. The swimming pool will be on your left. If you drive under a stone bridge you went too far!
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):140Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $56.00 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.

Notes:
Will This Event Occur Rain or Shine? Yes, if the rain is too heavy to hike, we will visit FDRs Little White House, which is in nearby Pine Mountain (admission is $7.00 per person)
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:Share gas costs and parking fee with driver. The parking fee is $3.00.

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