Last Minute Panther Creek Falls Hike & Swim - Sat, Jun 16 2018

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Last Minute Panther Creek Falls Hike & Swim

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Clarkesville, GA   Hike: Last Minute Panther Creek Falls Hike & Swim  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 16 2018  9:00 am >> Sat, Jun 16 2018 5:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Jun 15 2018 2:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 16 2018 7:00 am
Event Duration:8 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Lisa Maldonado
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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: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Car Pool will leave Indian trail at 9:00 AM. Please arrive about 10 minutes prior for Carpool organzation and introductions. There is limited Parking at Panther Creek on weekends. Please Carpool!

Join us on this summertime favorite only a little over an hour away. There aren't any stressful elevation changes but there are some scrambling spots that can be slippery, so please bring footwear that can handle light scrambling. We'll spend about an hour at the waterfall for some swimming  and lunch. We'll be taking the same trail back to the parking lot for an afternoon departure back to the carpool location.

There is a $4 parking fee per vehicle if you park at the trail head parking lot. There are a couple of free parking spots on the side of the road near the trail head, but I never count on those being available.

Note: Due to the light scrambling and wet conditions I'd prefer it if you have previous D3 experience. This is for your own safety. Thanks! Thank you John Stirman and Thomas W for the write up and photo.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Hike appropriate footwear
  • Hydration
  • Towel for car seat going home
  • Bag for extra footwear
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Lunch
  • Water Socks/Shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen/Hat
  • Bug Spray
  • Towel for drying off

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-985 North which turns into US 23. Stay on US 23 and 16 miles past Cornelia turn left onto Glen Hardman Road. After .1 miles turn right onto US 441 Historical. It is about 1 mile to the Panther Creek Recreation Area parking lot on your left.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):144Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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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