Rabun Bald - Whos Committed? - Mon, Sep 2 2013

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Rabun Bald - Whos Committed?

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattahoochee National Forest, near Clayton, GA   Hike: Rabun Bald - Whos Committed?  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Sep 2 2013  8:30 am >> Mon, Sep 2 2013 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Aug 19 2013 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Sep 1 2013 6:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Thomas W.
John Stirman
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
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


Who is committed to this special engagement? Standing 4696' above sea level with 1016' of clean prominence, Rabun Bald is the 2nd tallest peak in GA...you can see Tray Mtn, Whiteside Mtn, Mt Yonah, Big Scaly, Standing Indian and many other GA/NC/SC peaks.

We will meet at the carpool at 8:30 and start our hike from the trailhead at around 10:30. We will make this ascent along the 4.1 mile Bartram Trail Route. The road to the very small parking area is gravel with limited parking. The road may pose an issue for low clearance vehicles. This is a moderate, and very nicely laid out trail. Although there are some overlooks on the hike up, the "prize" for this hike is the spectacular views awarded from the viewing platform built on the peak of Rabun Bald by the YCC. If the winds cooperate, then we expect to lunch on the peak before our descent along the same route.

The return trip to Atlanta will be determined by each carpool.
Optional early dinner in Clayton at Mama G's; please check with your carpool driver.

Required Items to Bring:
  • emergency rain/wind gear (even if chance of rain is minimal)
  • 2-3 liters water
  • Lunch and enough food to keep your energy level up
  • hiking boots
  • towel to sit on for drive home
  • bag for your boots
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • trekking poles
  • camera
  • whistle
  • change of clothes
  • wear something pink for Heidi

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Carpool only please. Directions to trailhead will be given at carpool.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):214Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $85.60 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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