Toccoa River Swinging Bridge to Long Creek Falls on the BMT - Sun, Jul 28 2019

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Toccoa River Swinging Bridge to Long Creek Falls on the BMT

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cooper Creek GA   Hike: Toccoa River Swinging Bridge to Long Creek Falls on the BMT  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 28 2019  7:00 am >> Sun, Jul 28 2019 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jul 22 2019 7:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 27 2019 7:53 pm
Event Duration:11 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced (Exploratory)
Distance:17 Miles
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:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 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.


I love swinging bridges!

At 270 feet, the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge is the longest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi, so you know I need to go there!

This strenuous hike will follow the BMT from the bridge all the way to the intersection of the AT. A quick side trail will take us to Long Creek Falls and the opportunity for lunch and a quick swim in this popular swimming hole. We will retrace our steps to complete our out and back adventure.

I will be maintaining a pace on the quick side of moderate, combined with over 17 miles and 4200 feet of ascent, this hike is not for the timid. Recent D5/D6 experience is a requirement for this adventure. 


Required Items to Bring:
  • Food
  • Water
  • Boots
  • Socks
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Sense of adventure
  • Snacks to share
  • 'Coon skin cap

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):148Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $59.20 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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