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Overall, this is a moderate drive, with a kick here and there if conditions permit, almost entirely through or along the Chattahoochee National Forest. We start by going out Alt 75 to Turners Corner, then a fun, scenic run up 129 to Neels Gap, where the road crosses the Appalachian Trail. We'll stop for photo ops and a quiz. Continuing back down the north side of the mountain, there will be plenty of opportunities to master your gearbox and brakes. We'll turn right onto 180 and then north again to Young Harris. The next leg is more leisurely along Hwy 75 past Lake Chatuge to Macedonia, where we head south along beautiful Lake Burton and Lake Rabun toward Toccoa Falls. We'll stop for pics and a short hike to the falls here. It's worth it! The return drive will take us past the fields and hills, and through the forest on 197 and 356, back to the Lodge, with plenty of afternoon to spare.
- Group Leader: Lars Finderup, 2017 Audi S3
- Pace: Moderate+, Some cruising. Mostly curves
- Staging Location: Lower
- Staging Time: 9:45 am
- Departure Time: 10:00 am
- Distance: 150 | Duration: 5 hours
- Lunch Location: LaPrade's on Lake Burton
- Points of Interest: Scenic Stops, Neels Gap, Lake Chatuge, Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, Toccoa Falls
- Radio Channel: 17-7
Who is on this drive?
- Al Caproni
- Chris Shaw
- Joseph Mrkvicka
- Lars Finderup - Leader
- Michael Huff
- Steen Morup-Olsen - Tail