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Pinhoti Trail GA, Section 28 Part II

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chatsworth, GA
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Feb 14 2023  8:30 am >> Tue, Feb 14 2023 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 1 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Feb 14 2023 6:24 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:15 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: 11 / 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.


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 Dennis Mill trailhead with plenty of space for our cars. Dennis Johnson was a mill operator and one of the first residence in the area, now he has a trailhead named after him. Life goal! We will be moving mostly uphill as we make our way, several creek crossings will keep us on our toes. Expect at least one of the creek crossings to require a change into water shoes. When we reach the parking area on a decrepit forest service road, we have reached our turn around point. We will either eat our lunch here or find another scenic point. After lunch we will retrace our steps to get back to our 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 Dennis Mill Trailhead parking area at 8:30am.

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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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