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Amicalola - AT approach trail and back
|Event Location:||Amicalola State Park, Dawsonville GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, May 12 2013 10:00 am >> Sun, May 12 2013 3:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, May 10 2013 9:46 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, May 11 2013 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Recently several hikes have been canceled due to rain, but if you're not busy with Mother's Day and want to get out for a good mountain hike, let's do it! Sunday is supposed to be a sunny day. No chance of rain. On this trail, we will cross small streams, traverse mild ridges and hike past hickory, pine and oak trees of North Georgia.
We will depart from the carpool location at approximately 8:30 am, and the hike will begin from the trailhead at approximately 9:45am, or so. This is a moderate to difficult hike at a moderate pace, and we will stop at various points along the trail. At the turn from the AT approach trail to the Hike Inn Trail, I want to turn around and go back the way we came. I have not hiked this section of the A.T. in a southern direction and would like to experience that.
We will continue back via the A.T. and avoid the typically crowded Len Foote Trail. Once we return to the parking lot, we can venture over to the top of the waterfalls for photos.
Thanks to many other trip leaders' descriptions.
http://goo.gl/maps/xkOLh (directions from the park-n-ride on Mansell Rd)
|How to Get There:|
From the Mansell Park & Ride, take Georgia 400 North past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Turn left onto GA 136. Then turn right onto GA 52. The park entrance will be on the left. Once in the park, follow the signs to the parking area above the falls. The parking lot is on the far side of the falls and has a sign for Hike Inn parking. There are restroom facilities at the trailhead.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||104Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:30 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $41.60 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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