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Pine Mountain Trail in Cartersville
|Event Location:||West Loop Trailhead, Pine Mountain Recreation Area, Cartersville, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Jul 30 2013 9:30 am >> Tue, Jul 30 2013 3:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:45 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Jul 24 2013 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Jul 29 2013 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Larry Cooper|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
We will start at the East Loop Trailhead, walking in a counterclockwise direction until we reach the ridge of Pine Mountain. After a side trip to the summit overlook will return from the summi and take the West Loop. On the return loop we will take the connector trail to the Alatoona Lake trails.After lunch at Cooper's frunace we will view the dam then return and complete he East loop and finish the figure 8 back to the trailhead. The total hiking distance is about 10 miles at an easy to moderat pace.
|How to Get There:|
I-75 to Exit 290, east on GA Highway 20, right at traffic light onto GA Spur 20, continue approximately four miles. The East Loop Trailhead access and parking area are on the right, just past Bartow Beach Road.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||44Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:45 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $17.60 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.|
Pine Mountain is the newest recreation area in the City of Cartersville. The East Loop Trailhead connects the city to Lake Allatoona's shoreline and reaches 1,562 feet above sea level. The rugged and challenging trail development crosses Pine Mountain and Hurricane Hollow, so named by early miners. The land is part of the 13,000 acres that were originally the site of Mark Cooper's iron empire. The new West Loop Trailhead is now open at I-75 Exit 288, at the entrance to Komatsu. The trail is maintained by the City of Cartersville Parks & Recreation Department.
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