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Upper/Lower Whitewater Falls

The Basics:
Event Type:
Event Location: Foothills Trail (Joint Event with GATC)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 23 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Apr 21 2005 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 7 Mile Hike

Once we travel to the trailhead, we will walk some 3/10’s of a mile to the tourist overlooks of the 441’ Upper Whitewater Falls; and after pictures we will take the long winding downhill on the Foothills Trail into the Whitewater Gorge and a wildflower display from heaven. The wildflowers on display this time of year are many, various and spectacular, all along the trail-cameras suggested for any picture buffs. Once down in the gorge, and cross the Whitewater River on the big Iron Bridge, we will all walk the valley trail up and down many wooden steps on our way to Lower Whitewater Falls, another 400+’ waterfall, and rest on the viewing deck there, before returning.

Anyone wishing to dine afterwards is cordially invited to share a special - two days after Bruce’s birthday - Italian dinner at Paisano’s restaurant in Seneca, SC, on the way back.

Anyone that likes pretty pictures and taking them there will be many good subjects here, waterfalls and wildflowers.

This hike will be shared with the GATC (Georgia Appalachian Trail Club), with similar numbers. If less than eight sign up from the GATC; please keep in mind, I will take extra from AOC from waiting list after trip fills, so e-mail me if trip is full. Last time I took two extra people from AOC; and may well again, from first on the waiting list.

Required Items to Bring:
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Recommended Items to Bring:
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2 liters of water, hiking shoes with good support for somewhat rocky terrain of Whitewater Gorge, trailfood of your choice.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:North & South Carolina Park and Ride Only From the park and ride we will all travel up I-85 north all the way to exit 1 in South Carolina, where we will travel north on Highway 11 to our turn to Whitewater Falls Road to the trailhead in Whitewater Falls parking area.


Are Dogs Permitted? No Will this event occur rain or shine? Not in heavy rain/thunderstorms NOTE: With limited and small number allowed on this trip, please e-mail leader if you are signed up and cant make it for any reason, so people can be taken from any on a waiting list.
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Cost Includes:Shared gas expenses with carpool driver

$2.00 parking fee (per car) at Whitewater Falls parking area

$15-20 (or slightly less) for gourmet dinner from very large menu selections at Paisano’s in Seneca for those joining us for dinner.

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