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Gahuti Backcountry Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705   Hike: Gahuti Backcountry Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 27 2018  8:30 am >> Sat, Jan 27 2018 5:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 17 2018 7:53 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 26 2018 6:53 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:10 Miles
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 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.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Please join us on a fun hike traversing the Gahuti Back Country trail. This trail has been high on my list for a long time and it’s about time I ventured out here to see what all of the fuss is about!! :)

This trail travels around the crest of Fort Mountain, the highest point of the mountain there is an 855-foot rock wall.  We will be afforded views of the Cohuttas and also the surrounding area including Chatsworth and hopefully if it’s a clear day Chestnut Knob. 

We will visit the waterfall at Goldmine Branch Creek and also take the Stone Tower Tail to check out the tower and views. 

This is a solid D4 hike, please make sure you are fit enough and have the ability to complete this hike. I plan to hike at a moderate pace and stop frequently to take in the sights.



Required Items to Bring:
  • plenty of water 
  • food/snacks
  • hiking boots or trail shoes
  • multiple layers of clothing - suitable for the weather.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • trekking poles / hiking stick
  • camera
  • good sense of humor
  • bacon

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):152Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $60.80 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.


$5.00 Parking per car or State Park Pass.

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