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Hickory Creek Hiking

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: National Forest
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 17 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 15 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Don Norton (Chicken Feathers)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:7
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Easy to Moderate

NOTE: This is an easy hike except for the boulder field which is about a 1/4 mile of climbing.

The wilderness was heavily logged in the 1930s-1940s and thus has some very interesting stories about the area.

Trailhead starts behind sign board, we will descend 1.6 miles to Rough Creek where we will ford the creek usually you can rock hop across at this point we will hike up a logging road for 1.5 miles where we will have to cross the Conasauga River about 20 yards wide probably will be shallow. After we cross we will follow blue blaze trail Panther Creek Trail where we will cross the creek Frequently usually shallow until we come to a large boulder field still following the blue blaze markers across the boulders until we get to the bottom of the falls. Where we will have lunch an cool off in the falls. At the top of the falls it is wide it drops and then slides 60-70 feet. Quite a sight.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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2 liters of water snacks and lunch

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Cohutta Wilderness We will meet at 8:00 am at next to KSU student on Busbee Drive Take I-75 North to exit 271 Chastain Rd take right to Busbee turn right park and ride will be on your right after you pass KSU student center. From park and ride we will go back to Chastain and turn left and get on I-75 North to exit 293 Hwy 411 toward Chatsworth go through Chatsworth to 7.3 miles to Grassy Street past Crandall Post Office take right, right at end of street then left on FS 630 to FS 17 Intersection Parking lot straight ahead.


Are Dogs Permitted? no

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes, we never know what the mts. weather will be.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend. E-mail the trip leader to be put on a waiting list if the trip is at the max number of attendees.
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Cost Includes:Share gas expense with the carpool driver $6-$7 dollars

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