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West Ridge Staircase - 425 Steps (Amicalola Hike) - 6 AM carpool!
|Event Location:||Amicalola Falls State Park, near Dawsonville, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Jul 6 2014 7:00 am >> Sun, Jul 6 2014 12:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jun 30 2014 7:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Jul 5 2014 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours 30 Minutes plus/minus|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||9|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
This is an endurance fitness hike for intermediate to advanced hikers. The hike is approximately 12 miles round trip with an average hiking speed and only a few rest breaks. We're going to start from the park store and hike up West Ridge Staircase (425 steps!) to the trailhead - several viewpoints of the waterfall and surrounding area along the way. From the trailhead, we will hike the AT Approach and return back via the Len Foote route and hike back down to the visitor center taking the East Trail Ridge or West Ridge Stairs. We should be back in Atlanta early afternoon.
Please plan on bringing a snack since we will be dropping by the Len Foote Inn for a quick 10 minute break.
***Amicalola Falls is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia, according to the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
|How to Get There:|
From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. We will gather at the Visitor Center parking lot near the entrance.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||104Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||6:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $41.60 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.|
Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes
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