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Five waterfalls in North Carolina and Whiteside Mountain


The Basics:
Event Type:
Event Location: Whiteside Mountain
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 18 2003  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Oct 15 2003 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Bruce Aldridge
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 20 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Moderate to Strenuous

Bring your spirit of adventure and fun for these lovely trails and scenery in North Carolina.

Total distance to hike: approximately 5 miles

At Whiteside Mountain, we will hike two mile loop with many spectacular views, including one of Devils Courthouse of the Silver Slip waterfall, which is across the valley. We will have lunch from a rock platform with wonderful views. Our next stop is Dry Falls east of Highlands. Dry Falls is a spectacular falls near Highlands, off of Hwy 64. It has the unique attraction of a walkway which allows visitors to walk behind the falls. While in the Highlands area, we will also hike the Glen Falls trail. The Glen Falls Trail is a steep trail which passes three waterfalls on the Western fork of Overflow Creek. These are beautiful hikes with lots of scenic views and waterfalls, and hopefully we will be graced with fall colors.

After the hikes, we will travel back to Georgia. Those who would like, may join us for dinner and more comradery.

Required Items to Bring:
Sturdy Hiking Boots
Liters of water
Lunch for the trail
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
daypack or bag for carrying water and food
sunscreen
bug repellant
hat with a brim
light weight jacket or sweatshirt
Sunglasses

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Highlands, North Carolina meet at park and ride only drive north on I-85 to I-985 north (about 12 miles) and up to Clayton, GA for a brief reststop; and then north on Hwy. 441/23 past Dillard, where we turn onto Hwy. 106 to Highlands, NC and six miles out of town to Whiteside Mountain, the first trailhead.

Notes:

Are Dogs Permitted? NO

Will this event occur rain or shine? Not if heavy rain is expected or thunderstorms
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Cost Includes:$2 parking pass at the park, shared cost of gas, as well as the optional cost of dinner ($15-30)depending on where we eat Dillards or Julia’s

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!