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Chattooga River wilderness backpack and hikes on the Foothills Trail to four beautiful waterfalls
|Event Location:||Chattooga River wilderness|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 21 2004 9:00 am >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Aug 18 2004 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||per itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Moderate to Strenuous|
When we arrive at the trailhead off of Hwy. 107 in South Carolina, we backpack some 4 ½ miles, stopping at Lick Log Falls and later the falls above Rock Gorge, on the way for a viewing, relaxation breaks. Then we arrive at our large primitive camping area (no facilities except for fire ring) next to the Chattooga River; with beach and swimming hole. After setting up our tents we will hike in dayhiking gear to the gorgeous, roaring Big Bend Falls on the Chattooga River after a moderate to strenuous hike of some 2 miles. We return to our camping area, and gather firewood, make a fire and enjoy each others company and after dehydrated backpacking dinner (that you bring); the smores I have promised several people as the nights dessert. The next morning, we can all sleep in, wake up in a leisurely manner, and enjoy breakfast (you bring your own breakfast) and we can all enjoy foot dipping or swimming before packing up and hiking out.
After arriving at our cars, a short drive to Burrells Ford (some 7 miles total) will take us to a short day hike (2 miles easy to moderate) to the prettiest of the waterfalls this area has to offer—King Creek Falls—some 85 feet high and dazzlingly beautiful.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||South Carolina meet at park and ride only From the Indian Trail park and ride lot we drive some 68 miles up following I-85 north and exit at the very first exit (exit 1) in South Carolina, just after crossing over the Lake Hartwell Bridge. From there we travel north on scenic highway 11, and turn and pass through Walhalla, SC up highway 28 north to Highway 107 to our trailhead parking.|
Are Dogs allowed: NO
Will event be held rain or shine? Not if exceptionally heavy thundershowers are forecast
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|Cost Includes:||shared gas expenses paid to carpool driver and inexpensive and good Mexican dinner in Walhalla, SC after hiking on Sunday.|
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.