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Walhalla Fish Hatchery Loop Trail
|Event Location:||Walhalla, SC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Jul 16 2017 9:00 am >> Sun, Jul 16 2017 7:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Jul 6 2017 8:24 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Jul 15 2017 8:24 pm|
|Event Duration:||Per Itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
This a great hike that has great views and changes in scenery including a walk alongside the famous Chattooga River. The Chattooga river is a 57 mile long river that has its headwaters near Cashiers in North Carolina before it finishes in Lake Tugaloo combing with the Tallulah river creating the Tugalo river.
The river was used as a setting for the fictional Cahulawassee River in the book and film Deliverance.!!
We will leave the Burrell’s ford camping area and head up the foothills trail into the Ellicott Rock Wilderness area continuing along the foothills trail until we reach the Walhalla Fish Hatchery road, walking down this road we will stop at the fish hatchery for lunch. There will be a chance to feed the fish if you want (feed is available from paid dispensers).
After lunch, we will continue down the East Fork Trail of the Chattooga river until we reach the Chattooga River trail.
We will make a left and continue along along the CRT until we will take the trail up to Spoon Auger Falls, after visiting the falls we will back track to the loop trail and then begin our climb back up to the foot hills trail following this until we reach our cars.
If time and weather permit we may have a chance to take a swim in the Chattooga River before returning to the cars so please bring your swimwear and river shoes.
This is a great hike for those who want to move up from a D3 level to a D4 level.
|How to Get There:|
From the SC Visitor Center we will take scenic highway 11 into Walhalla, we will then take SC 28 for 7.5 miles then bear right on SC 107, drive 10 miles then turn left on Burrells Ford Road. The parking area is approximately 3 miles ahead on the left.
We will hand out driving directions.
Plan on stopping at the SC Visitor exit for a bio break and to regroup.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||244Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||9:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $97.60 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.|
This event will occur rain or shine.
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