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Pioneer Camping at Black Rock Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Sep 12 2003  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 27 2003 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Michael Aubertine
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:30
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 26 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Black Rock Mountain State Park, named for its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss, encompasses some of the most outstanding country in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Numerous scenic overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas of the Southern Appalachians, and several hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests making it one of the best state parks for the outdoors minded not only in the state but in the nation.

We’ll be camping in Camp Tsatu-gi Pioneer Area. The pioneer area has pit toilets, but no showers. There is one large cabin that we can congregate in if it rains. There are also 4 adirondack type shelters with 8 bunks each. For this site you may use a tent or the adirondack shelters. Friday evening we will cook out under the stars and visit around the fire. After hiking on Saturday, we will return to camp to prepare a Dutch oven meal. This is an excellent time to learn how to cook in a Dutch oven for those who’ve always longed for this skill. Sunday will be open for everyone to hike or explore the area on their own or in small groups.

Here is a map of the park!

Required Items to Bring:
Sleeping bag/pad
Comfortable clothing
Rain gear
Bug repellant
Shoes for hiking
Water bottle and snacks for hiking
Toilet paper
Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, etc)
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Day pack or fanny back for hiking

How to Get There:
Event Directions:3 mile north of Clayton Ga ,Mountain City, Georgia At Camp Tsatu-gi Pioneer Area at Black Rock Mountain State Park any time after 8 p.m. Take I-85 North to I985. I985 will become Hwy 365, which will become Hwy 441 North. Follow the signs on Hwy 441 to Black Rock Mountain State Park, which is approximately 3 miles north of Clayton.


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Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? yes
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Cost Includes:$30 (includes lodging/camping fees, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and 1 lunch)

$2.00 parking fee paid to the park upon arrival

Payment Information: Sign up prior to 8/27 – Non Refundable deposit of $10 due within 10 days of sign up to hold spot. Balance of $20 due by 8/27.

Cancellation Information: Cancellations prior to 8/27 will receive a refund minus the non-refundable deposit. Cancellations after 8/27 will forfeit the entire trip amount.

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