Pioneer Camping - Fri, Jul 15 2005

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Pioneer Camping

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jul 15 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jul 11 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Phil 'Foz' Parkerson
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:22
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 23 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Ok, time to get back to some basic pioneer camping so we can relax and enjoy ourselves.

Fort Mountain derives its name from an ancient 855 ft. long wall which stands on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious wall is thought to have been built by indians as fortification against other more hostile indians or for ancient ceremonies.

The park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Hikers and mountain bikers will find some of the most beautiful trails in northern Georgia. Most trails wind through hardwood forests, blueberry thickets, occassionally cross streams and provide spectacular vistas. During our stay, I am sure the beach will be open on the lake for swimming.

Most folks know my itineraries are fairly relaxing. Friday night we will setup camp, cook dinner and enjoy ourselves around the fire. Saturday morning will be breakfast followed by easy to moderate hike in the park with lunch on the trail. Most of the afternoon will be open for you to explore the park (I plan to hit the beach!) or relax in camp. Saturday night we will cook a nice dinner. Sunday will be breakfast and then pack for home.

NOTE: The campsite is 520 ft from the parking lot. Please be prepared to carry your gear. There are pit toilets but no running water.

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Chatsworth, GA 30705 706.695.2621 8:00pm, Fort Mountain State Park, Pioneer Campsite #3. Check-in at the park office to pay $3 parking fee prior to coming to the campsite. I-75 N to Exit #293, Hwy 411; take Hwy 411 North towards Chatsworth to Hwy 52; take Hwy 52 East to Fort Mountain State Park entrance on left (8 miles east of Chatsworth).


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes, unless its raining cats and dogs!

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Cost Includes:$25.00 includes all meals (BYOB!)

$3.00 State Park parking fee

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