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Panther Creek Falls
|Event Location:||Panther Creek Falls|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Sep 9 2017 7:30 am >> Sat, Sep 9 2017 3:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Sep 5 2017 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Sep 8 2017 4:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||8 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Jared S|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Panther Creek Falls is rated as one of Georgia's highest rated hike and falls. It is fairly popular but definitely worth doing.
Departing from Indian Trail Park and Ride at 7:30am, we will reach Panther Creek Trail head at 8:45am (early enough to beat most folks). Parking fee is a $4 dollars as far as I know.
We will slowly descend along the creek 3.5 miles to the falls. If the water is running high there could be some short water crossings. The last quarter mile can be scary for some folks. It is rocky, slippery and narrow. There are some steel ropes to assist. Our pace is going to be moderate. 2.5mph moving average or so.
If the weather is warm enough, swimming is possible. Otherwise we will hang out for a bit, enjoying nature, eating a snack or two.
We'll return to the trail head, retracing our steps. The return is mostly up hill but under 1000 feet of gain.
|How to Get There:|
Take I-985 North which turns into US 23/441. 16 miles past Cornelia, turn left onto Glen Hardman Road, then turn right onto Historic 441 for 1 mile to the Panther Creek Recreation Area parking lot.
** There is a $4 parking fee per car at the trail head. **
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||144Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:30 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $57.60 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.|
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