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Chattooga River Trail with optional swim

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattooga Wild and Scenic River, GA   Hike: Chattooga River Trail with optional swim  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 31 2016  7:30 am >> Sun, Jul 31 2016 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jul 27 2016 8:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 30 2016 5:30 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mark P
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This will bea fun leisurely hike along the Chattooga River Trail.  We'll start at the parking lot at the US 76 bridge.  From there, we'll cross the bridge and follow the trail up the Georgia side of the river.  Since the trail roughtly parallels the river, elevation gain is modest at best.  At approximately the 4 mile point, we'll reach a large camping spot right onthe river with a nice place to eat lunch and a small sandy beach.  A perfect opportunity for a midday dip in the river.  After lunch and a quick swim, we'll return to the cars on the same trail.  Before we leave the parking lot, those who wish can hike another 200 yards down to the viewpoint for Bull Sluice  Rapid, a big class IV rapid, and take some pictures and maybe see someone paddling the rapid.

We can have a max of 2 well behaved dogs on the trip.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots or shoes

1-2 liters of water

Lunch and/or snacks

sunscreen and bug repellent

clothes and shoes for ride home

Recommended Items to Bring:
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hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From carpool, Take I85 north to I985.  Follow this all the way to Clayton, GA.  In Clayton,turn right on US76.  Follow approx 6 miles to Chattooga River bridge and state line.  Immediately after crossingthe bridge, turn left into parking lot.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):180Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $72.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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