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Please read all of this before committing to this hike: Hello! I know we mentioned about starting these hikes in Feb. However do to the cold weather we delayed the start of these hikes! So, Welcome to our first Appalachian trail hike! This hike will start at Amicalola Falls and end at the Springer Mountain parking lot. This means we will NOT be returning to the same parking lot that we started at. Which means there will need to be some planning involved. It is very important that if you are still marked on the website as going, 2 days before the hike, we will take that as you have committed and unless you have an emergence, it is crucial that you show up especially if you have decided to be one of the drivers. I am willing to help get people placed into car arrangements the day before. However, The last thing we need is people scrambling the day of trying to sort out driving arrangements because someone decided at the last minute that they didn't want to go. Since this hike will be on a Sunday, I ask that a commitment needs to be made by Friday night. Most people's cars hold an average of 5 people including the driver. So for every 5 people you will need to have 2 people driving their cars. It will be up to your group to decide who will be dropping their car off in the Springer Mountain parking lot (the ending) and who will then drive over to Amicalola Falls parking lot where we will start the hike. Ending address: Springer Mountain Parking for the AT Blue Ridge, GA 30513 Starting Address: Amicalola Falls 418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA It takes about 2 hours to get to Springer Mountain from the Smyrna area and it is showing that it will take about 50 minutes to get from Springer Mountain to Amicalola Falls. So allow for about 3 hours of driving time. So you can get to Amicalola Falls by 12. Please shoot to be there by 11:45. The hike will be 9.4 miles long and should take about 4 hours to complete. Afterwards, for those that are interested we will go grab dinner.
Let’s meet at Yoder’s Deitsch Haus for lunch first at 11 AM, then moved to Montezuma Bluffs Wildlife for hiking around 1pm. If any of you wants to pick some strawberries in the Amish community, we can do that as long as it’s ready to pick. Please see below websites for further information. Amish Attractions: https://traveltips.usatoday.com/georgia-amish-attractions-108654.html Hiking place: https://georgiawildlife.com/montezuma-bluffs-wma Yoder's Deitsch Haus Restaurant https://yelp.to/qTKq/NYC3yXfbVU