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    Quote Originally Posted by louisfb View Post
    I will confer with the boss (wife) on the dates if FLRider thinks they will work for him.

    As for parking a car at Neel's, there is a lot a little north of there but I hear it fills quickly on the weekend. The other option is to get a shuttle from Neel's back to Amacolola Falls. I don't think you can park at Mountain Crossings at Neel's Gap.

    The parking near Neels is at the Byron Reece Trailhead. http://www.georgiatrails.com/gt/Byro...e_Access_Trail We could meet at this parking lot early Sunday morning and catch a shuttle back to Springer.



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    I should be good to go for the 7th (Sunday) through the 10th (Wednesday). I'll need to talk to a couple of the guys at work, just to be sure, but it looks good from this end!

    I parked at the Byron Reece trailhead over Christmas when I did my day hike of Blood Mountain. It was pretty straight up and down; a ~4.8 mile hike took me about two and and half hours, pushing pretty hard. So, be prepared for the last two or three miles of Wednesday to be pretty straight down.

    I think parking one of the cars there, if feasible, would probably be our best bet. That way, we don't have to worry about timing a shuttle.
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    Spoke with the wife and I am cleared to go on those days. I will probably drive up Sat and stay at the Amacolola Falls lodge.

    --louis

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisfb View Post
    Spoke with the wife and I am cleared to go on those days. I will probably drive up Sat and stay at the Amacolola Falls lodge.

    --louis
    That's great! Looking forward to this one, for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post

    I did the southern half of PA last fall and will likely do the northern half this spring.



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    Just ordered a WB Ridge Runner to try out on this trip.

    Anyone else going to join this walking freak show? You know you wanna.

    --louis

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    Is this trip still on? April 7th through 10th? If so, I think I "wanna."

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    Hi IHover,

    Right now we are still a go for those dates. We plan to meet at the Byron Reese parking lot around 10 am on Sunday and catch a shuttle back to Springer. We will probably do 10 miles per day and arrive back at Byron Reese on Wednesday. So far it is just me and FLRider who are planning to go. Weather has been all over the place up there this year so I am still trying to figure out what to pack.

    Thanks,

    --louis

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    That's the plan so far. Hopefully, everything will be coming together and the weather will cooperate.
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
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    Sounds GREAT! Count me in. I guess we'll all get together one way or another shortly before the trip to discuss all of the logistics and hammer out the details.

    Thanks!

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    I am interested.

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