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    Question from atlanta

    what is the best way to get from the atlanta airport to amicolola falls to start my hike. i will be traveling with a young child

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    "Easiest" is to rent a car and drive. Alternative is to find shuttle driver who picks up at airport and shuttle to AFSP (there are a few on the shuttle driver list for Ga.). Another alternative is take MARTA to end of red or gold line, and shuttle from there.

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    A lot of people are doing a MARTA/Uber combo.

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    To clarify: for AFSP, the Marta option is the end of the red line (North Springs), and then shuttle or lyft/uber to AFSP

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    I did the Marta/shuttle; although it's been a few years ago. You can get the Marta right at the airport and it takes you to north Atlanta. The drive through Atlanta is a killer, so this is probably the best way and should be least expensive. Be sure to check Uber and Lyft prices. They might actually be lower than a shuttle.
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    i appreciate all the feedback. makes planning that much easier.

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    call survivor dave-678-469-0978 or ron brown-706-669-0919 make plans to meet at north springs station and your good
    both these guys have been doing this for years.

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    typical atlanta traffic is nasty, that is why marta is best to north springs

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    typical atlanta traffic is nasty, that is why marta is best to north springs
    I thought that the rush-hour traffic into Boston was the worst until I hit the morning Atlanta beltway rush-hour traffic!

    I was doing 75, and most of our southern, NASCAR-inspired cousins cars passed me like I was standing still!

    BTW, go to the WhiteBlaze home page and download the shuttle provider listing. There are several operators that go to the Atlanta airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atraildreamer View Post
    I thought that the rush-hour traffic into Boston was the worst until I hit the morning Atlanta beltway rush-hour of our southern, NASCAR-inspired cousins! I was doing 75, and most cars still passed me!
    because down south 75 mph is just the "warm up lap."
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