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Toonowee Mountain to the Suspension Bridge on the Benton MacKaye trail, and Little Rock Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:
Event Location: Benton MacKaye trail and Little Rock Creek
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 20 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Nov 17 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate to Strenuous (6-mile moderate to strenuous and 1 mile hike to Little Rock Creek )

This pre-Thanksgiving hike will give you extra capacity to take in calories at Thansgiving and will be shared with members of Bruces’ old hiking group-SOA from which a like number will be invited-eight). This is one of the only hikes lead by Bruce that has no waterfall on the main hike of the day, but we will go the very nice nearby 30 foot Little Rock Creek waterfall afterwards, (time dependent) for a one mile total moderate hike. The 250-foot long suspension bridge over the Toccoa River is a solid wonder of human engineering, recently rennovated by the Benton MacKaye trail association, where some parts of the wood was getting older. The trail on the Benton MacKaye trail, blazed with white diamonds, starts up Toonowee Mountain and travels up and down terrain on the way to the bridge, and is a thorough workout, with the reward being the beautiful lunch spot across this magnificent bridge, next to the beautiful Toccoa River

Required Items to Bring:
2 quarts or liters of water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
good hiking shoes or boots
Trail lunch or snacks to be enjoyed at the Toccoa River Bridge.
Bring, hat, sunscreen; and see list of suggested items.
Leader will have a good medical kit.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Benton MacKaye Trail park and ride lot only From the park and ride we go back out to Chastain Road, turn right and travel a short distance to highway I-575 (ramp on the left), and travel on I-575 to Blueridge, GA where we turn onto highway 60 south and travel about 13 miles to the trailhead.


Dress appropriately according to the temperatures and/or wind expected-layered for colder weather

Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Not in terribly heavy rain or inclement weather

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:shared gas expenses and cost of a gourmet dinner at the Toccoa River restaurant near Blueridge, GA which serves trout several different ways (most dinners around fifteen dollars with less expensive options, including a salad bar)

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.