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AT Section Hiking - Tesnatee Gap to Low Gap Shelter

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: North GA- Tesnatee Gap - 15 miles northwest of Cleveland, GA
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jan 12 2015  6:30 am >> Mon, Jan 12 2015 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 13 2015 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jan 18 2015 10:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 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:2
Number Registered So Far: 0 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will go at a steady, moderate pace, with some stops. This is an in and out hike with a total distance of  approximately 11 miles and vertical rise of about 2,000 feet, We will be hiking east on the Appalachian Trail from Tesnatee Gap to Low Gap. The hike includes several climbs and descents with a scenic view of Towns Creek Valley and the Georgia piedmont from the top of Wildcat Mountain.  Wildcat Mountain has a rocky summit similar to Blood Mountain.  There is a shelter at Low Gap which will be our lunch spot.  We will also leave the option open to hike down to Whitley Gap Shelter near Wildcat Mountain if time allows. 



Required Items to Bring:

2 liters or quarts of water
Trail food/lunch
Hiking boots or shoes



Recommended Items to Bring:
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Trekking poles
Change of shoes and shirt for drive back
Emergency rain gear (even if it is clear day with a 20 percent chance of rain)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions will be handed out on the day of the hike at the carpool.  If you are meeting at the event use google maps directions with the destination being Tesnatee Gap. 

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 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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