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Backpack on the Chattooga
|Event Location:||Bartram Trail - Chattooga River Sec II|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 25 2017 8:30 am >> Sun, Feb 26 2017 5:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Feb 7 2017 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Feb 24 2017 5:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 8 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Todd M|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||9|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
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Here's an easy backpacking trip on the Chattooga River Trail.
Its a new spot for us to spend the night - but simple to get to.
We'll park at the trailhead on Earl's Ford Rd where the Bartram Trail crosses. We'll hike approximately 2 miles downstream to camping areas along the river. We may need to hike a little further depending on what is available, since you can't reserve a camping site.
After setting up camp, and perhaps a bite to eat, we plan to hike another couple miles downstream to check out Dick's Creek Falls. I hear there are fish in the river, so if someone wants stick around camp to catch them, we will help eat some trout.
In the evening, we plan on having a fire, and perhaps make some music, while we try to stay up late and enjoy a winter's night.
On Sunday, we'll have breakfast and enjoy the area before breaking camp. Mornings in the mountains are awesome - no need to hurry back to the city. However, if you arrange it at the carpool, you're free to leave as early as you want with your carpool group. Hard to get lost on this trail...it's just there and back.
There will be a 2 dog limit. Must be friendly and well behaved. Expect to drive your own car if you bring your dog.
Leave no trace, paper products only to be burned in fire.
Arrange with trip leaders or other friends PRIOR to event if you plan to/need to share any equipment.
|How to Get There:|
About 8 miles out of Clayton turn right on Earl's Ford Rd (by Warwoman Fire Dept).
Follow to parking area where Bartram trail intersects the road.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||180Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:30 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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