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Amicalola State Park to Springer Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Outside the Amicalola State Park office   Backpacking: Amicalola State Park to Springer Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 22 2014  9:45 am >> Sun, Mar 23 2014 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 3 2014 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 21 2014 10:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Days 6 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
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:10
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: Yes


NOTE: This is a demanding hike. Do not attempt it unless you are in good physical condition.

From Amicalola State Park we will follow the Access Trail to the summit of Springer Mountain (elev 3782 ft.), which is the southern terminus of the Appalachian trail. We will spend the night at a nearby shelter and return to our cars the next day. On the way back we will visit Len Foote Hike Inn. The total walking distance is about 17 miles.

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Tent, water,picnic lunches, walking poles, good hiking shoes, flashlight (preferably a headlamp), sleeping bag, mattress, suitable clothing, cooking utensils, food for dinner and breakfast, snacks for the trail. I will bring a first aid kit and filtering equipment to treat water. (Two) walking poles are highly recommended for this event. Tent may be needed if shelter is full.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Amicalola State Park is 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on GA 52. Take 400 North to GA 53 (on your left) Take GA 53 west to GA 183 north to GA 52 east. Park is on your left.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $48.00 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.

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Cost Includes:

Please share gas and parking expenses with your carpool driver. Parking is $5.00 a day per car.

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