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GA Pinhoti Trail -

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Near Resaca GA in Walker County
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 17 2014  8:00 am >> Sat, May 17 2014 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sat, May 10 2014 10:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 17 2014 7:00 am
Event Duration:8 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary Hubert
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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: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


This is a 12-mile, medium difficulty, in-and-out hike. It is just a little over an hour's drive up 75 from the park and ride.

The Pinhoti Trail is a long trail that connects the base of the Appalachians in Alabama with the Benton McKaye Trail in the Cohuttas in Georgia, or at least it will if it is ever all connected up. There are long sections of it complete in Georgia. We will be hiking a section of that.

We will be hiking a section of the Pinhoti known as "the snake" because of its ups and downs.  The starting elevation will be 1488 feet at Dug Gap.  We will then climb to 1767 feet to reach Dug Mountain with an overlook near the summit.  Next, we will descend to a gap at 1312 feet and make the climb to Hurricane Mountain at 1755 feet.  From Hurricane Mountain we will retrace our steps back to the cars.  

Note: This is my first time hiking this section of the trail, but I have studied the maps and researched the area.

Required Items to Bring:

Rain gear if rain possible

Good hiking shoes (trail is rocky)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Get on I75-North. Go 62 miles to exit 333.  Turn left at the exit onto W walnut Avenue.  Continue onto Dug Gap battle Road for 1.8 miles.  Turn left and go 0.6 miles to the Dug Gap Trailhead.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $52.00 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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