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Three Forks waterfalls hiking and swimming

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Rabun County, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 11 2011  11:00 am >> Sat, Jun 11 2011 7:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, May 24 2011 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 10 2011 10:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Bob Bunner
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:0
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Come join us on a classic waterfall hike where we'll mix hiking with fun swimming in the water.

There is a small creek crossing near the beginning of our journey.  Plan on bringing some shoes that you don't mind getting wet.

We'll hike about 4.5 miles to "Three Forks", named after the junction of Holcomb, Overflow and Big Creeks that come together to form the West Fork of the Chattooga River.  Plan on a long, leisurely (at least an hour) break here for lots of swimming and exploring.   There are swimming holes and rock jacuzzis to enjoy.

After we leave Three Forks, we will make our way about 2.5 miles to see a waterfall on Big Creek.  We will take another swimming break and just fully take in the magnificent beauty of this area.  There’s a large rock here for jumping for anyone who dares!

After this last swimming break, it's about a 3 mile hike out to our cars.  The total distance is 10 miles with about 1500 feet of total a solid D4, but it should feel a good bit easier because of the rolling terrain and the long breaks along the way. 

On the way home, we’ll stop in Clayton to eat at Mama G’s.


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How to Get There:
Event Directions:We travel up I-85, then I-985 north to Clayton, GA; where we turn right onto Warwoman Road. Follow this until its end at Highway 28.   Turn left (north) and follow Hwy 28 4.4 miles to the trailhead on the left side of the road (and just 1.3 miles south of the NC border).
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):213Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $85.20 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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