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Frolic in the Falls on the Fourth (Jacks River Falls)




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cisco, GA   Hike: Frolic in the Falls on the Fourth (Jacks River Falls)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jul 4 2019  7:15 am >> Thu, Jul 4 2019 5:15 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jun 24 2019 7:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 3 2019 9:33 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:10 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Jacobs
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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: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Itinerary:

Celebrate the 4th of July at Jacks River Falls!

This adventure will take us into the Cohutta Wilderness to see one of the coolest waterfalls in Georgia.

We will venture down the Beech Bottom Trail for four miles until we hit the Jacks River. We will make a right turn, and in a half mile we will be at the falls. The half mile leading to the falls will include several wet feet crossings. At the falls we will stop for lunch and a leisurely swim. We will then retrace our steps to complete our out and back adventure. We will be moving at a moderate pace (2.5 mph) to keep the group together.

This is normally a D3 level hike, but there are many downed trees that we must maneuver around, over and below to reach our destination. 

If you are expecting an easy stroll through the woods, this may not be the best event for you, but if you are looking for a fun adventure, SIGN UP!


Required Items to Bring:
  • Sense of adventure
  • Water
  • Food
  • Water shoes
  • Poles
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Sense of humor
  • Treats to share
  • Can do attitude

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The drive to the trailhead includes several miles of forest service roads. The road is bumpy but suitable for passenger cars... trucks would be better.

For turn by turn directions click here

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):165Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $66.00 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.

Notes:

Getting to the trailhead requires driving on Forest Service Roads.

This is a fair weather event... if the weather looks too threatening, the event will be rescheduled.

We will be stopping at the river to change into our water shoes.


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