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Cohutta Wilderness Beginnerís Welcome
|Event Location:||Cohutta Wilderness Area, Epworth, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Apr 21 2018 9:00 am >> Sun, Apr 22 2018 5:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Apr 15 2018 6:30 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Apr 21 2018 7:00 am|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 8 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Grant Brown|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
If you are new to backpacking and want to take on a mild challenge, come on out! This is a moderate backpacking trip that follows the Rice Camp Trail to Jacks River. One way is approximately 4.5 miles, 1300 ft elevation gain out, 500 ft back. The campsites are situated along the banks of the Jacks River.
On Saturday afternoon, we can take an optional hike to the crown jewel of Cohutta: Jacks River Fall. This is approximately a two-mile round trip hike from the campsite and we will have to cross the wide Jacks River. The water level at the crossing varies from ankle to thigh high, so water shoes and trekking poles are recommended for this.
|How to Get There:|
From the GA 52-US 411 intersection in Chatsworth, travel US 411 North approximately 13.4 miles, past Eton toward Tennga, to the community of Cisco. In Cisco, turn right onto the paved road immediately before the Cisco Baptist Church, also on the right. Once part of GA 2, this road is now known as Old GA 2. This road is also FS 16. Continue on FS 16 (the pavement ends; stay to the right at the fork; pass Hopewell Church; cross the Conasauga River) for approximately 7.9 miles, then turn right onto FS 51. Proceed about 4.8 miles} making two fords. The fords may require a utility vehicle in wet weather. You will find the Rice Camp trailhead, bulletin board, and parking area on the left. As you approach, Rice Camp Trail is to the left and East Cowpen Trail is straight ahead into the wilderness. (The road dead-ends at the trailhead.)
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||200Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||9:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $80.00 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.|
This trip will not be cancelled due to weather unless the prediction is for A LOT of rain. Be prepared for cold temperatures. I'll send out a weather report prior to the trip.
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