This is a dog friendly event.
This is an intermediate overnight backpacking trip. We will start at Woody Gap and hike south on the AT towards Gooch Gap. We will spend the night at Gooch Mountain Shelter. This is a 5 mile each way hike. This is thru-hiking season, so the shelter may be full. Please bring a shelter.
If this is your first time doing an overnight backpacking trip, please message me and we can discuss specifics. First timers are welcome, but you need some prep.
We will carpool from the Alpharetta REI (see below). Please park in the BACK of the parking lot.
I will be wearing a GT baseball cap, and long sleeves. I drive a black 4 door sedan.
This club is family friendly. No drinking or drugs allowed. Smoking is allowed, but is discouraged.
No weapons of any kind are allowed on our events. Pocket knives are fine. Nothing more.
THIS TRIP IS NOT DOG FRIENDLY.
THIS TRIP IS KID FRIENDLY.
THIS TRIP INVOLVES LITTLE TO NO PHYSICAL EXERCISE.
We will be meeting at the REI in Alpharetta, and carpooling to Amicalola Falls State Park. THE FALLS ARE ABOUT 90 MINUTES FROM NP MALL BY CAR. This park houses the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi. The park has a hotel / restaurant. We will be dining there. It is a buffet and the cost is $17.99 for adults and $8.49 for kids under 12 PLUS TIP. There is a $5 entrance fee per car to the park and don't forget to help the drivers out with gas money.
We will dine at the restaurant, and then enjoy the views before heading back to the REI lot. We will be back by 9pm.
Please park in the BACK of the parking lot. My contact info can be found in the "How to find us" section.