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Georgia - AT Series - Hightower to Gooch Gap

Appalachian Trail: Hightower Gap to Gooch Gap: month 3! 
This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Angela Nouryeh!
This is month 3 of my Appalachian Trail series! This month we will section hike over a weekend. 
-Day 1: Saturday will be Hightower Gap to Gooch Gap 
This hike goes over Sassafras Mountain, thru Cooper Gap and Devil's Kitchen. This a strenuous hike due to several summits. It is a very rocky section and I would highly recommend having hiking poles. Once past Cooper Gap, we will cross over three water crossings, so make sure to have waterproof boots.
-Day 2: Sunday will be Gooch Gap to Preachers Rock then end at Woody Gap
Join me on Angela's AT Adventure series for this fun weekend of hikes! 
Make sure to bring trail snacks, lunch and 3 L of water for each day. Also remember to dress in layers, bring hiking poles and rain gear if applicable.

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Appalachian Trail: Hightower Gap to Gooch Gap 
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required. (Atlanta Trails rates this as more difficult)
Date: March 9, 2019
Time: meet at 8:30 am and begin at 9 am. With a speed of 1 1/2 to 2 miles per hour, this hike should take 5-6 hours
Distance: 8.7 one-way hike 
Elevation Gain: less than 1,000 feet gain
Coordinates: 34.663650, -84.129667 // N34 39.819 W84 07.780
Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Hightower+Gap,+Georgia+30513/Gooch+Gap,+Cooper+Gap+Rd,+Suches,+GA+30572/@34.651394,-84.120687,13z/data=!4m19!4m18!1m10!1m1!1s0x885f7244f942f419:0xd5c605c1d84b81c9!2m2!1d-84.1299147!2d34.6637004!3m4!1m2!1d-84.1250306!2d34.6636273!3s0x885f7274152656ed:0xdd1b80ed232eb0ba!1m5!1m1!1s0x885f6c6c995436ef:0x7b84d5fcad65dec6!2m2!1d-84.0322566!2d34.6521148!3e2?hl=en&authuser=0
Water Required: 3L

Dogs: no
Permits / Passes: none required
Trailhead Coordinates / Address:, approximately 23 miles north of Dawsonville.
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-appalachian-trail-series-hightower-gap-tickets-54189506272
Password: GWHGA
1 ticket per member or attendee
***Tickets will go live on February 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm***
Kids: no
Men: no

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