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Pinhoti Trail GA, Section 28 Part I (New Date)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chatsworth, GA
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jan 20 2023  8:30 am >> Fri, Jan 20 2023 2:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 10 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 20 2023 6:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:13 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
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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: 6 / 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.


Delayed 1 day due to weather!

If you have ever stopped at the Fort Mountain Scenic Overlook off of GA 52 and wondered what it would be like to hike in those beautiful mountains, this is the hike for you!

The Pinhoti Trail in Georgia is remote and lightly traveled, join me as I explore this section of trail near Fort Mountain State Park.

We will park at the Cohutta Overlook where plenty of parking will get us started right. The view here is pretty nice. We will shuttle hikers over to  the trailhead, about .5 miles west on GA 2. There is parking for one car in front of the Murray County sign at the side of the road. From the south side of the road we will start a 1 mile ascent before we begin our long, gentle descent over the river and through the woods. Just before our turn around we will ford a 20 foot creek with an adjacent campsite. This will be our lunch spot for the day. I expect we will need creek shoes to make this crossing. After lunch we will retrace our steps and short shuttle to our waiting cars.

This is a difficult D5 event, recent D5 is experience is required to join the fun. Under quailified adventures will be moved to the wait list while they await an email from the trip leader to assess their qualifications.


Required Items to Bring:

Water shoes



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

We will meet at the Cohutta Overlook, just off Highway 52.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):100Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $40.00 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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