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Pioneer Camping

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 21 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 14 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:25
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 26 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Easy to Moderate

The weather is getting chilly, the leaves are turning bright, golden hues and old man winter is right around the corner so join us for one of our favorite and our final pioneer camping trip of 2005!

For this trip, we値l head to the northwest corner of Georgia to Cloudland Canyon State Park. One of the most scenic parks in the state, Cloudland offers beautiful views and two cascading waterfalls at the bottom of a gorge cut by Sitton Gulch Creek.

We値l hike the 4.8 mile West Rim Trail with beautiful vistas of the canyon and rugged geology. We値l have lunch overlooking the countryside some 2000 feet below. Following the hike, for those interested and with energy to spare, we値l brave the infamous stairs down into the gorge to view two gorgeous waterfalls cascading into large pools.

The change of season comes late to Georgia so this trip is not to be missed if you enjoy the outdoors during autumn. We値l have plenty of hot coco and smores to go along with a warm toasty fire.

Required Items to Bring:
Sleeping bag/pad
Warm Comfortable clothing/shoes
Rain Gear
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Bug Repellant
Camp Chair

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Rising Fawn, GA 8:30pm (gate closes and locks at 10:00pm), Cloudland Canyon State Park, Pioneer Campsite #2 (Everyone must check-in at the park office for a parking pass; late arrivals can check-in next morning)] I-75 North to Exit 320, Hwy 136; left onto Hwy 136; continue on Hwy 136 thru LaFayette and Cooper Heights; continuing on Hwy 136, after passing Hwy 189, look for the park entrance on the right.

NOTE: This is an extended drive from 2 to 2 ス hours so plan accordingly.


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes but they must be well behaved and get along with other dogs and people. Owner is reponsible for feeding, watering and management. If the dog can not be controlled, trip leader may ask the dog to be removed from the trip.

Will this event occur rain or shine? No, not if heavy thunderstorms are forecast.

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:$35.00 per person includes your dinner Friday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast Sunday (pay via Paypal to AOC)

$3.00 Park Fee (pay at the park!)

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