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    Ok so how do i get from the airport in Atlanta to Amicalola or Springer mountian? Is there bus service to a nearby city where i can get a cab to the trail head?

    and what is the approx cost of it for those who did it before. I am going ot hit Grey Hound and other bus companies to see if they go from atlanta to Suches Ga(the first town when heading North) but there may be a town closer to Amicalola or Springer to the south, i have to scour the maps of the area.

    if anyone knows let me know. thank you

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    You can get a bus from Atlanta to Gainesville. Then a cab from there to Amicalola St. Park. About $40.00.

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    wow 40 bucks for a cab must be a long ride

    no other town destinations closer?

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    Nothing closer. Gainesville is about 45 miles from the park. Try Wingfoot's site for a list of shuttlers. You may be able to get picked up in Atlanta and taken all the way for real cheap.

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    You can also check the forum titled 'From here to there' on this board. Several shuttlers are mentioned there.
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    well grey hound is cheap 14 bucks from atlanta's grey hound station

    and 16 bucks from atlanta airport's grey hound station.

    now thats reasonable for a 2 hour ride, the shuttler would probally charge over 60, half of my airfare from NYC.

    45 miles you say? is it a nice scenic walk?

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    I hear that the road walk to Amicola is rather dangerous. Then again I was also told it would take me atleast 4 hours to make it through Mahoosuc Notch, which ended up taking me 1.5 hours in a strong rain. Best of luck whichever you decide.
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    We talking Harlem, New York dangerous or Indiana 500 dangerous?

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    2 lane country highway from Dahlonega, so more like country highway with small shoulders dangerous. Mainly from fast moving traffic, not unfriendly folks.
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    maybe a friendly trucker will give a lift for 40 miles or so. If your gonna get robbed or killed hitch hiking you might as well get it out of the way early on.

    Guess i will just stick with the over priced cab out of Gainesville.

    thanks all.

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    Originally posted by Trail Dog
    wow 40 bucks for a cab must be a long ride

    no other town destinations closer?
    Cab cost me $60.00 in April

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    Peaks.$60.00 to the park or FS42 parking?

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    hey hope they dont try to pull that per head crap, it would be nice to be able to split it with other hikers. anyone going on March 18 or 19th?

    Right after patty day, gotta get plastered one last time, wont be drinking on the trail... or so i tell myself

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    Yea.....Gettin' To Amicalola. I take the bus to Atlanta, transfer to another one to Gainsville, then Hitch to Amicalola. It takes a while, but you have nothing but time once you start to get there. Hitchin' gets you ready for The Trail. You'll do alot o' hitchin' in and out of towns to get food and whatnot. Don't say you won't. You'll see, you have to. Otherwise you end up walking 4,000 miles to ME.
    Kozmic Zian@ :cool: ' My father considered a walk in the woods as equivalent to churchgoing'. ALDOUS HUXLEY

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    wow this post brings back memories.

    Gettin to amicalola only cost a train ride from atlanta, and then shuttle for about 60 bucks. Its a great ride if you get the right guy.
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