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TFF - Three Forks Fun (Hiking, Waterfalls, Swimming)
|Event Location:||Rabun County, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 11 2018 8:30 am >> Sat, Aug 11 2018 7:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Aug 2 2018 8:08 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Aug 10 2018 4:04 pm|
|Event Duration:||10 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||14|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
This is one of my favorite areas in Georgia. It's rugged, remote, lush and green, with clear mountain streams and waterfalls.
This hike will have a total distance of about 8.5 miles and about 1,900 feet of ascent, however, it will be broken up with a couple nice long breaks for lunch, swimming, and enjoying/exploring the surrounding area.
We will begin by hiking approximately 3 miles to a waterfall on Overflow Creek with a 'plunge pool' swimming hole. We'll spend a bit of time at this location for a snack, swimming, jumping off a waterfall (optional of course), and lounging. Next, water level permitting, we will hike down Overflow Creek about a half mile until we reach Three Forks. This portion of the hike will entail both wading and walking on rocks along/in the creek. If the water is too high, we'll take a different trail to Three Forks.
Three Forks is so named, because it is the confluence of 3 creeks - Overflow Creek, Big Creek, and Holcomb Creek - to form the West Fork of the Chattooga. It's an awsome spot and we will spend about an hour and a half (maybe more) having lunch, swimming, exploring, and enjoying the area.
Once we leave Three Forks we will start the hike back towards the cars. Along the way, we will make a couple quick stops at another nice waterfall and slot canyon on Big Creek, before completing the final part of the hike to the cars.
We will plan to stop in Clayton for dinner afterwards. If you don't wish to stop, you don't have to but ensure that you ride with someone who is not going dinner.... or else plan to drive yourself to the event.
|How to Get There:|
From Clayton, GA, head east on Warwoman Road for 14 miles until its end at Highway 28. Turn left (north) and follow Hwy 28 4.4 miles to the trailhead on the left side of the road (just 1.3 miles south of the NC border).
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||213Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:30 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $85.20 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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