Join this trip for day-hikes with your friends from FTA! Flatlanders from Florida can consider these hikes to be S for Strenuous - train in advance and come prepared. FTA members only.
A detailed Itinerary follows, yet specific hikes will be determined by those who attend.
Friday, May 17
Everyone drives up to Dahlonega, GA. Meet for dinner downtown at Pueblo’s Mexican Restaurant (82 E W Main St).
Stay where desired.
Weekend Arts & Wine Festival in Dahlonega http://dahlonega.org/arts-a-live-music/the-arts/605-dahlonega-arts-wine-festival
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19
Blood Mountain (about 35 min. north from Dahlonega)
highest point of the Appalachian Trail at 4,458’
Lots of hiking along Appalachian trail (length as desired), Mountain Crossing store nearby, even
several wineries in area
Hiking options from cabin site: 2 and 1/2 miles from cabins to top of mountain; can hike 6-8
miles east from cabins along the prettiest part of the trail for more challenge
Stay at Blood Mountain Cabins http://www.bloodmountain.com/index.htm
Cabins, 2 night min. stay, all are 2-5 persons with 2 queen beds and a pullout, small kitchen
and full bathroom with shower, $89-109/night (depends upon view), I have reserved the Fox ($99) and Rabbit ($109) cabins (total with tax $465.92); everyone can pay separately at time of stay.
Restaurant 20 mins. down the road, or cabin store has snacks and pizza
Monday, May 20, Tuesday, May 21 & Wednesday, May 22
Lots of hiking options nearby:
Brasstown Bald - Highest point in Georgia at 4,784', 5-mile ridge trail with great views, visitor center
Raven Cliff Falls - 5 mile trail roundtrip http://www.georgiatrails.com/gt/raven_cliff_falls_trail
Duke's Falls - 3.8 mile trail roundtrip http://www.georgiatrails.com/gt/dukes_creek_falls_trail
Anna Ruby Falls - only a 1/2 mile paved walk to falls from parking, but a beautiful fall
Helen, GA nearby with restaurants and shops, very touristy (5 mins. + traffic)
Stay at Unicoi State Park Adventure Camp (about 35 mins. east from Blood Mountain cabins) Cabins https://www.unicoilodge.com/accommodations/adventure-camp/
Adventure Camp includes 4 cabins with 2 double beds and 5th cabin with 3 double beds, a
shared cabin with a living room and kitchen, 2 bathhouses with toilet/sink/shower, and an outdoor pavilion with cookout area, no pets $450 total (I have reserved this; everyone can pay separately at time of stay.) Camper area also available.
Restaurant and tavern at site
Thursday, May 23
Stay in area to explore or return home
TOTAL COST & DEPOSIT
$915.92 for the cabins for 5 nights shared across 8-10 people equals only $91.60-$114.49 total/per person. That's all - so cheap! But we need 8-10 people. I need to receive a deposit of $100 to ensure the seriousness of your commitment to this trip by Monday, April 29th in cash. If the trip is cancelled due to lack of interest/participation (less than 8 people committed by April 29th), then your cash will be returned to you. (If you cancel for any reason, you will NOT receive your cash back unless someone is on a waiting list and able to pay the deposit in your place.) You can bring me the cash at any one of the "A Walk in the Woods" events Mon./Thurs., the "Brisk Walk" on Wed., April 24th, or the Sat. April 27th hike I am leading. Or email me to make other arrangements.)
Check our Meetup site for dates, meeting locations, and any last minute announcements before starting out. Contact: Courtnay Micots (850)[masked], or [masked].
FTA Members Only. For more information contact: Courtnay Micots (850)[masked], [masked].