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Yellow Mountain, NC
|Event Location:||near Highlands, NC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 24 2013 8:00 am >> Sat, Aug 24 2013 8:45 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Aug 20 2013 8:45 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Aug 23 2013 5:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||per itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||9|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
It seems we are finally going to have a nice weekend, so let's hike up to the heights, somewhere with a view. And what a view we get from the converted fire tower on Yellow Mountain! 360 degrees with no obstructions.
|How to Get There:|
From the park and ride take I-85 North to I-985 North. I-985 turns into GA 365/US 23/US 441. Continue to the Burger King in Clayton, GA, where you will meet Dorothea. After a pit stop, continue north on 441 about seven miles to beyond Dillard, where you make a right on GA 246 in the direction of Highlands, NC. This road turns into NC 106 at the NC line. Travel about 13 miles to Highlands. NC 106 ends at the intersection with US 64 (Main St). Turn right on US 64 and drive through downtown Highlands. Turn left on 4th St to stay on US 64. After 2.7 miles, turn left on Buck Creek Rd, aka NC 1538, aka Cole Mtn Rd. Drive 2.2 miles from there to Cole Gap and park on the left side of the road at intersection with FS Rd 4535. The trail head is on the right side of the road.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||230Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $92.00 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.|
Since this is a D5 hike, I will be contacting anyone who has not previously done at least a D4 hike with the AOC to make sure this is an appropriate hike for you.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Carpool cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $92.00 (calculated at total miles (230) *$0.400, effective Wednesday, March 07, 2012). This is based on the current gas, maintenance, and other costs of $0.400 per mile as stated by the IRS and Cars.com. This should be divided by the total number of people in the vehicle (incl. driver). For example, with 4 people in the vehicle, the expense per person on this trip would be $23.00. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!