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Arkaquah Trail via Brasstown Bald to Hwy 180

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Trackrock Gap parking lot   Hike: Arkaquah Trail via Brasstown Bald to Hwy 180  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 28 2015  6:30 am >> Sat, Mar 28 2015 6:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 28 2015 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 25 2015 12:00 pm
Event Duration:12 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:15 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This is a hike for advanced hikers.  The hike is approximately 15 miles round trip with only a few rest breaks.  We will start at Trackrock Gap (2280 ft), immediately climbing 1500 ft to Roost Ride.  Following the ridge eastwards, we will pass Chimneytop Mtn (mile 4.4) to Brasstown Bald (mile 6.1; 4738 ft). We then descent the Jack Knob Trail to Hwy 180. After a short break, the entire group will retrace its steps back to the trailhead.  

Required Items to Bring:

water or sports drink

hiking boots / trail shoes

non-cotton clothes in layers

down / synthetic jacket (to stay warm during breaks)

rain gear / wind breaker (just in case...)

snacks and lunch

change of clothes after hike

cash for gas (for your carpool driver)

cash or credit card for dinner

Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • hiking poles, gators
  • camera
  • binoculars
  • GPS

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 to Dahlonega.  Continue on US Hwy 19 North past Voget State Park, then take a right on State Road 180 East.  Stay on 180 for 2.4 miles, turn left at Town Creek School Rd and after 2 miles turn right on Trackrock Church Rd.  Take another right onto Trackrock Gap Rd.  The parking lot at the trailhead is on the left.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):155Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $62.00 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.


Will this event occur rain or shine?  Yes

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