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Panther Creek Falls

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Panther Creek Recreation Area, Clarkesville, GA   Hike: Panther Creek Falls  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Feb 17 2017  10:45 am >> Fri, Feb 17 2017 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 9 2017 11:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 16 2017 11:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Panther Creek Falls in Habersham County is one of Georgia's most popular and beautiful waterfalls.  We will hike 3.5 miles along the relatively flat Panther Creek Trail until we reach the waterfall. Once we reach the falls, we will stop for lunch and enjoy the scenery. After lunch, we'll return to the trailhead the same way we came.  This is a good hike for virtually all fitness levels, but there are a few short technical sections.  We will be hiking at a moderate pace.

Required Items to Bring:

Water or Energy Drinks
Good Hiking Shoes/Boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Trekking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

GPS Coordinates:
34.69886, -83.41992

From the Indian Trail Park & Ride:
- Get on I-85 N from Indian Trail Lilburn Rd NW and follow I-85 N for 11.6 miles
Keep left at the fork to continue on I-985 N/Lanier Pkwy, follow signs for Gainesville (27.3 mi)
Continue onto US-23 N (28.9 mi)
Keep left to continue on GA-15 N/US-23 N/US-441 N, follow signs for Clarkesville/Clayton (7.3 mi)
- Turn left onto Travis Smith Rd (0.2 mi)
- Turn right onto Old Historic U.S.441 N. Destination will be on the left (0.8 mi)

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):146Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $58.40 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.


There is a $4.00 per vehicle parking fee (cash only).

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