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Chatooga River trail, swimming hole and waterfall


The Basics:
Event Type:
Event Location: near the Russell Bridge off of Highway 28 in GA across the Chatooga River from South Carolina
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 8 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 5 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Bruce
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 20 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
easy to moderate bushwhacking 7 mile hiking adventure

After we travel up to Clayton and stop briefly at McDonalds to coordinate (around 10:45am), we will then go up Hwy.441 north about of a mile to the right hand turn that goes to Warwoman Road and travel to our trailhead. The hike follows an easy grade, then turns into some bushwacking through high weeds and grasses, then to a wide but shallow crossing of Reed Creek at the Reed Creek bottoms. After some more bushwacking (about 50 feet worth through more tall flora, the trail begins to follow right alongside the Chatooga River and ends at a sandy beach area across from lower Licklog Falls across the river on the South Carolina side. There is a nice swimming hole there anyone who wants (and weather permitting-warmth and sunshine) is welcome to swim and/or swim across the river to the waterfall.

Anyone who wishes can join in an inexpensive dining experience at Mama Gs Italian restaurant in Clayton afterwards.

Required Items to Bring:
2 liters or quarts of water
Recommended Items to Bring:
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trail food
supportive shoes or hiking boots. (this is not a particularly rocky trail and hiking boots are not mandatory).
any means of river sandal or old sneakers to cross Reed Creek
swimming gear, if you wish

How to Get There:
Event Directions:GA park and ride only from the Indian Trail park and ride lot we will travel about 12 miles to I-985, and travel on I-985 to Clayton where we will pick up Warwoman Road and take it until it ends at Highway 28, turn south and travel to the trailhead pullout next to the highway.

Notes:

Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Not in heavy rain or thunderboomers

This is not a very tough hike by fearless leader Bruces standards with only the tall weeds slapping in the face to cause anyone to curse my name; and that part of the hike is only 100 yards or so around Reed Creek.
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Cost Includes:shared gas expenses paid to your driver and cost of dinner (10-12 bucks) should you decide to dine after the days adventure.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.