Backpacking the Georgia Loop: Extreme Weekend Edition - Backpacker

Backpacking the Georgia Loop: Extreme Weekend Edition

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Group: Atlanta Outdoor Club

When: Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24

Where: Woody Gap, GA

Cost: Free


The Georgia Loop is a 57 mile trek through the Chattahoochee National Forest. It combines the Appalachian Trail, Duncan Ridge Trail, and Benton MacKaye Trail to show off north Georgia's finest mountians. An interactive topo map of the loop can be found here.

We will be meeting at Woody Gap parking lot on Friday afternoon at 3:30pm (carpool option at 2:00 in Alpharetta) and hiking 7 miles into the AT to the Woods Hole shelter area for the night.

On Saturday and Sunday, we will hiking by 7am and crushing 25-30 miles each day to bring us back to Woody Gap on Sunday evening.

This hike will be strenuous, not a leisurely stroll, and paced at about 2.5 miles per hour. This translates to 10-12 hours of hiking each day to complete the loop. We will be hiking ALL day (snacks about every 2 hours / 5 miles, 1 hr lunch max, breakfast and dinner at camp)

No dogs, please.

Someone else was crazy enough to do this in 2.5 days also.

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

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