Osage Overlook to Tessentee Valley - Sun, Mar 6 2022

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Osage Overlook to Tessentee Valley

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Scaly Mountian, NC   Hike: Osage Overlook to Tessentee Valley  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 6 2022  8:30 am >> Sun, Mar 6 2022 6:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 2 2022 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 4 2022 7:30 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:8.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill S
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

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.


This hike explores the Bartram Trail in North Carolina. I have done this trail, but we will approach it with an exploratory nature because it has been several years.

From the parking lot at Osage Overlook the trail rises 1100 ft. in the 1st 2 miles. We will stop on the way at an overlook & then continue climbing to the top of Scaly mountain which has lots of great views of the surrounding mountains. The trail then starts a descent into the Tessentee Valley. We will stop for a break at a campsite with a stream.

Then we return along the same route.

There are not very many parking spots at the trailhead so please try and carpool.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots

Plenty of water

Money for carpool


Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Indian Trail travel I-85 North To I-985.

Continue on GA-365/US-23 N toward Clayton.

Just past Dillard turn Right onto State Rte 106 toward Highlands, NC

This road turns into NC-246 W when you enter NC but it winds back into GA a few times before entering NC for the third time.

Stay on this road for approximately 5 miles, You will see a parking area for the Bartram Trail & Osage Overlook on your right.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):210Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $84.00 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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