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Chattooga River Trail: Nicholson Ford to Rock Gorge
|Event Location:||Chattooga River|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jun 15 2019 8:00 am >> Sun, Jun 16 2019 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Jun 8 2019 6:02 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Jun 13 2019 8:48 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 10 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
The Chattooga River forms a natural boundary between South Carolina and Georgia. This 57 mile Wild and Scenic River flows through stunning landscapes and has some of the best whitewater in the Southeast.
Join us for a two-day (optional 2.5 day - see below) backpack on one of the most scenic parts of the Chattooga River Trail, Section 3.
We will begin at Nicholson Ford and hike north approximately 4 miles along the Chattooga River Trail. On the way we will take in Lick Log Falls and the spectacular Rock Gorge, which forces the river into sections no more than 10 feet wide. After passing Rock Gorge we will camp a short distance up-river from Rock Gorge. Once we have set-up camp everone will be required to help collect and process firewood for the evening's campfire. After that, folks are free to do whatever they want - read, fish, swim, sunbathe, meditate, take a hike, etc.
We've got some things planned, like a short hike to Big Bend Falls for some additional exploring/swimming/sightseeing, a nice bonfire, stargazing at a huge rock outcrop near the campsite, swimming, etc. Some of us may also take a rugged expedition up through Rock Gorge. These activities are all optional... it will be a flexible weekend.
Note: Some of us are going up Friday afternoon/evening to add an extra night of fun - it's an option for anyone else who wants to join us Friday. The normal carpool will leave on Saturday at the posted time, and we'll try and coordinate another carpool(s) for those who want to go up Friday.
If you are a beginner looking to get into backpacking then this would be a great trip for you. Further suggestions on what to bring can be found on the AOC website here: http://www.atlantaoutdoorclu b.com/events/checklists/backpac king.asp
We will allow up to 2 well behaved dogs on this trip.
|How to Get There:|
Trail head parking coordinates: 34.9249, -83.1224
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||230Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $92.00 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.|
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