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Chattooga River Trail Backpacking

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Chattooga River Trail
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 19 2016  8:00 am >> Sun, Nov 20 2016 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 7 2016 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 18 2016 1:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Days 8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:10 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Grant Brown
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Let's get out and backpack!  Join a fun group of folks for some moderate backpacking on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River Trail. After driving to the trail head at Russell Bridge, we'll hike about 4.0 miles to the area around Lick Log Falls and set up camp. There are several large areas to set up camp but it is 'first come first serve' so we may have to hike a little extra to find unoccupied space.  

We'll have lunch and then scout the area and gather enough firewood for the evening.  Afterwards, feel free to hang by camp relaxing, reading, fishing (permit required) and doing photography.  We can also go hiking.   As night falls, we'll hang around the fire ring (no fire allowed at this time), have our dinners and chat.  Maybe someone will bring a guitar, harmonica and sing a song or two.  Hint hint.  

On Sunday, we'll take our time to have breakfast and break down camp late morning.    

Dogs:  3 dogs maximum allowed on the trip.  Must be friendly and behaved.  
Expect to drive your own car if you bring your dog.

Thanks to Jay G for some of this original write up!

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Boots/Hiking Shoes
Backpack for overnight trip
Sleeping Bag  
Thermarest/Sleeping Pad
Backpacking Stove
Water, either in camel back or nalgene carriers
Headlamp, spare batteries
Meals (2 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast)
Water filter or water purification tablets
Bear bag, string to hang it
Lighter or matches

Please see the AOC Backpacking Checklist for other required and recommended items.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Trekking poles.
Rain Gear
Adult beverages
Wood saw (dead wood only)
Tarp in case of rain

Dry clothes, towel, extra water, and clean shoes for car (sack for muddy boots)

I recommend that no one leaves (purse, phone) valuables in cars

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Carpool
Take 85 North to 985 (11.9 mi)
Stay left and follow 985/23/365 to Rickman Rd in Clayton, Ga (75.6 mi)
Turn Right on Rickman and follow to Warwoman Rd (0.5 mi)
Turn right onto Warwoman Rd which will merge on 28 (12.5 mi)
Stay on 28 to destination (3.1 mi)
Gravel parking lot will be on your left right after you cross the bridge over the Chattooga (google map w/directions)

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):208Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $83.20 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.


Drivers may want to state what they will charge to ride in their cars, at the car-pool area so the riders will know.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.