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Veteranís Day - Blood Mountain Loop Day Hike
|Event Location:||Blood Mountain|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Nov 11 2014 9:00 am >> Tue, Nov 11 2014 5:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Nov 10 2014 12:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Nov 10 2014 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||8 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Bob Bunner|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Salute our Veterans on this classic loop hike to the highest point on the Appalachian trail in Georgia - Blood Mountain. This will be a a moderately paced hike. There is about 1500 feet in elevation gain, so if you must be in reasonably good shape to keep up with the group. Beginning at Lake Winfield Scott, we'll hike up the West face of Blood Mountain along the Slaughter Creek trail. After 3.5 miles, we'll reach the top of Blood Mountain. We'll probably spend about 35-45 minutes at the summit enjoying lunch and the views. Then we'll hike out on the Jarrard Gap trail, which will return us to Lake Winfield Scott.
|How to Get There:|
North on GA 400. Take a left onto SR 60/19 toward Dahlonega. At the fork of SR 60 and SR 19, go straight on SR 60 to Suches. Take a right on SR 180. The entrance to the Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area is on the right, approximately 7-8 miles on after you turn onto SR 180. As you drive toward the lake, past the campground, the parking lot is located on the left, just before you get to the bridge. The trailhead is located across the bridge and to your right.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||130Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||9:00 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.|
Parking is $5 per day.
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