Sat, Jun 22 2019 - Coosa Backcountry Loop: Coosa Bald & Slaughter Mtn (GROUP Hike) (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Chuck R
Participants:Chuck R, Bob J, Vera N, Ray, Silvia B, Steve T

Write Up:
HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!! What a fine day for a hike! We had winds all day from the North West, which made our hike much more comfortable. The trail welcomed us with lots of flowing creeks ( Wolf creek) some stream branches and a clear path for the hike ( no blowdown) I really liked the small group number. It let me give them my full and upmost attention. I was surprised to see horses on the trail at Wolf creek road where they had the Truck & Trailer. Most of us encountered some Ticks. I suggest permethrin for clothes only and 20% Deet on skin. We all did a buddy check at all stops. Still seeing some bloom Flaming Azalea and Birds Foot Violet. In some spots the wild mountain Ferns were prolific. Also there was some trail chatter from other hikers warning us about Bear sightings. For this duration of the hike... I highly suggest 3 - 4 liters of fluids or more. This will increase your pack weight. Everyone as I watched were very cognizant of replacing fluids at every stop. ( especially the bottle drinkers) We were a hiking group at all times and we represented the club well. Please get better Cathy Lee - the group missed you. Raymond - thank you for the gift. This is one of those trails that you must check in often to evaluate hiking skills.