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Classic Pioneer Camping - Black Rock Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park, Mountain City, GA   Camping: Classic Pioneer Camping - Black Rock Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 23 2015  5:00 pm >> Sun, Oct 25 2015 5:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Sep 23 2015 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 9 2015 3:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Jennifer Howle
Denise Millon
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Member Cost:$36.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:30
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 30 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This month we are heading to Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia's highest state park at 3,640 feet, to enjoy some lovely Fall colors.

Black Rock Mountain pioneer camping is not your traditional pioneer camping per se.  You have the option of sleeping in one of four bunk houses (each with 8 bunk bed frames) or pitching your tent for the traditional experience. The campsite has a large cabin which we will setup the kitchen and eat in as well as a fireplace, a few couches, electricity and of course, a microwave. The site also has a large fire ring, some infamous pit toilets, and cold water showers.

It's the usual schedule, with people arriving and setting up camp on Friday (feel free to arrive anytime after 1pm) and dinner around 8ish.  We'll have tunes and dancing in the cabin and a fire outside.  Saturday, after breakfast, we will do an area hike (probably a D4 or better) and then the rest of the day is on your own. I remember an awesome game of horseshoes one year and a great card game another year. Later, its one of my famous dinners and then we can relax around the fire. Sunday, after a light breakfast, we will pack for home.

As with all of my trips, everyone pitches in to help cook and clean up afterwards.  To keep us organized, I will be e-mailing out a sign-up list for meals.  If you have a specific meal you would prefer to cook or clean-up for, please let me know in the notes section when you register for the trip.

Join us for another fun (ie, wild dance party) and relaxing (yes but uh...not really) edition of pioneer camping with Jenn!

*PLEASE NOTE: expect late nights, loud people, a little dog slobber, and an awesome weekend!

Required Items to Bring:

Tent (only if you don't want to sleep in a bunk house)
Sleeping bag/pad
Warm change of cloths
Rain Jacket
Bug spray
Camp chair
(2) bags of firewood (important!)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking shoes
Trekking poles
Snacks to share with group (optional)
Cooler with your favorite beverages (optional)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Mountain City, GA, 8:00 p.m. at the pioneer campsite in Black Rock Mountain State Park. I-85N to I-985N to 441N through Tallulah Falls and Clayton; 3 miles North of Clayton, in Mountain City, turn left onto Black Rock Mountain Parkway (look for brown signs) and continue up steep mountain road into the park; at the Y in the road, stay right and follow signs to Tsatu-Gi pioneer camping; turn right on gravel road (next to the cabins) and continue down hill to pioneer campsite.


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes, a limited number. NO other pets (ie, cats, birds, lizards, snakes, etc) are permitted. Kennels are not available. Owner is reponsible for feeding and watering. Owner should always clean up after their dog. Owner is also responsible for dogs behavior. If the dog can not be controlled, trip leader may ask the dog to be removed from the trip. The trip leader must approve all dogs prior to the event!!

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$36.00/Person
Cost Includes:

$36.00 includes camp site rental and all meals.

Additional fees: $5.00 state park parking fee unless you have an annual park pass

Payment can be made via PayPal or PC Banking. It is your responsibility to get payment in to meet due dates. Allow two days processing for PayPal and PC Banking.

No partial payment for partial attendance.

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Fri, Oct 9 2015.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

If you cancel on or before October 9, you will receive a full refund less a $5 administrative fee. No refund if you cancel after October 9 unless someone replaces you and pays in full, then you will receive a full refund less a $5 administrative fee.

Event is rain or shine however the trip leader may cancel if extreme weather conditions are forecast.