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Upper Whitewater Falls to Hilliard Falls
|Event Location:||Sapphire, NC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Aug 25 2022 9:30 am >> Thu, Aug 25 2022 4:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Aug 18 2022 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Aug 24 2022 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||7 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Leigh B|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|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|
WATERFALLS GALORE FOR THIS FAVORITE HIKE. (15 miles and 3500 ft.)
Join us in a waterfall and river view extravaganza on a truly beautiful hike. We begin our hike at the Upper Whitewater Falls Overlook. Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the rockies falling 811 ft. The upper falls plummet 411 ft. We then begin a charming stepped descent on the Foothills trail through stunning woodland. When we reach the bottom of the Jocasse Gorge, we cross the Whitewater River on a rather interesting bridge which involves a small leap from a rock to the metal bridge. Once across the river we climb back up an enchanting trail, then amble alongside the river seeing merging creeks. We will have crossed the state line in to South Carolina by this point.
A left turn at a beautiful river bridge has us continuing on the trail to cross the gorgeous Thompson River. We keep going on the Foothills trail to Hilliard Falls which is somewhat hidden and off to the side on a small, narrow trail. It is a lovely surprise when you see it. Further exploration along the small path reveals more of this hidden gem.
We will lunch at Hilliard Falls and retrace our steps.
Attendees for this event should have recent D5 experience. We will be keeping an aggressive pace for this hike of around 2.8 mph
If joining carpool, an offer to drive is appreciated.
Thanks to Ron J for stringing two trails together on AllTrails.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||246Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $98.40 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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