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Hike Chattooga River Trail & Swim (with Atlanta Jaycees)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattooga River
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 10 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 9 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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:9
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate – Heavy Duty bushwhacking 7 mile hike

NOTE: The hike is a joint hike with the Atlanta Jaycees. They will have 8 people joining in on this adventure.

This is not a very tough hike by one of the AOCs most fearless leaders (Bruce Aldridge) standards with only the tall weeds slapping you in the face to cause anyone to curse. That part of the hike is some 100 yards or so around Reed Creek, and along much of the Chattooga River, the last mile.

After we travel up to Clayton and stop briefly at McDonalds to coordinate (around 9:45am), we will then go up Hwy.441 north about 1/4 of a mile to the right hand turn that goes to Warwoman Road and travel to our trailhead.

The hike follows an easy grade, on a wide roadbed for more than 1 mile, then turns into a smaller trail with some heavy bushwhacking through high reeds and weeds, including poison ivy (wear long pants, bring lotions for same). Then we get to a wide, but shallow crossing of Reed Creek at the Reed Creek bottoms. After some more bushwhacking (about 50 feet worth through more tall flora, the trail begins to follow right alongside the Chattooga River and more bushwhacking and ends at a sandy beach area across from lower Licklog Falls across the river on the South Carolina side. All of the previous bushwhacking is more than repaid with a very nice swimming hole. Anyone who wants is welcome to swim across the river to the waterfall. Indeed this will be the focal point of this relatively level hike; to swim, lounge, sunbath and relax for a good bit of time before returning.

Required Items to Bring:
2 liters or quarts of water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Bug Repellent (useful for tick prevention)
Poison ivy protection including long pants, any lotions you have for prevention is important
Swimming gear, if you wish
Any means of creek crossing - sandals, old sneakers or bare feet
Trail food
Supportive shoes or hiking boots. (This is not a particularly rocky trail so hiking boots are not mandatory).

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Clayton, GA Park and ride only From the Indian Trail park and ride lot we will travel about 12 miles to I-985, and travel on I-985 to Clayton where we will pick up Warwoman Road and take it until it ends at Highway 28, turn south and travel to the trailhead pullout next to the highway.


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? No, not in heavy rain or thunderstorms.

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.

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Cost Includes:Shared gas expenses paid to your driver if you carpool ($5)

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