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Cabin, hike and scenic drive at Lookout Mtn

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Lookout Mountain
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 24 2003  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 16 2003 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Patrick Barry
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The Lookout Mountain Parkway spans three states as it stretches across Lookout Mountain from Gadsden, Alabama to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Within its 93-miles, one will find waterfalls, canyons, scenic brow vistas, unique towns and villages, state and national parks and preserves and many more natural wonders.

On Friday evening, we will drive to Alabama. We will stay in a cabin with spectacular views. On Saturday morning we will drive through part of Alabama via a scenic by-way. Along the way many wonderful natural attractions will occupy our time. Our first planned stop is at the 90 foot waterfall cascading into a beautiful ravine at Noccalula Falls in Gadsden. After spending time at the falls, we will drive a short distance to Little River Canyon National Preserve.

The river and canyon systems are spectacular Appalachian Plateau landscapes any season of the year. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, stream riffles and pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. We leave for our last stop of the day - DeSoto State Park.

Accented by waterfalls, scenic vistas and sheer rock cliffs, fragrant wildflowers and hiking trails, the pioneer spirit is enhanced with a unique restaurant, resort, camping and cabin rentals. Among the many waterfalls found throughout the park is the DeSoto Falls, a 104-ft drop into the rugged canyon carved by the Little River.

We will return to the cabin Saturday night the 25th . Sunday we will again hike around DeSoto Falls before driving home to Atlanta. Bring lunch with you for during the day. We will go out to dinner as a group on Saturday evening.

Required Items to Bring:
Clothing for the weekend
Hiking boots or comfortable shoes for walking
Lunch for Saturday and Sunday.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Snacks for the road
Day pack to carry items

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Desoto Falls, Alabama Meet at the carpool only. Directions will be provided at the carpool.


Are Dogs Permitted? no

Will this event occur rain or shine? yes
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Cost Includes:$60.00 paid upon sign up. This covers your lodging only. You will be responsible for your own meals, fuel, park fees, etc.

Please note that this trip will be cancelled if we do not get 6 people.

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