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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Fall colors in NC at Whiteside Mountain & 3 waterfalls on West Fork of Overflow Creek
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 8 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Oct 5 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate to Strenuous 6 miles

We will hike up to Whiteside Mountain and its many beautiful overlooks of fall colors in the surrounding mountains and take pictures from many overlooks. After the last panorama we will go down the small trail to the ‘Devils Courthouse on Whiteside Mtn, with another gorgeous mountain and valley overlook and a nice flat area to take an extended break.
After leaving Whiteside Mountain we travel back to Highlands and a short distance south of town on Hwy. 106, on the left is the road to our second trailhead to 3 waterfalls of Overflow Creek. The trail descends steeply to the three waterfalls on the west fork of Overflow Creek. Then we will ascend the steep trail back to the parking lot where the trail up to Chinquapin Mtn. With its overlook to surrounding Mountains, including Whiteside where we were earlier.
There will be an optional dinner for those who care to at a nice Chinese restaurant in Clayton, GA, with an extensive and very good all you can eat buffet.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Good supportive hiking shoes, water, and appropriate clothing for the weather-layers if cold.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Highlands, NC Meet at park and ride lot From the park and ride lot we will travel north on I-85 for about 12 miles until I-985 bears off to the left and follow this to Clayton, GA where we will stop briefly at McDonalds, for a restroom, breakfast break, before traveling further up Hwy 441 North. Just north of Dillard, GA, we will turn onto Hwy 246-106 towards Highlands, NC and about five miles east of Highlands on Hwy. 64 to the first trailhead at Whiteside Mountain.


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

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

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Cost Includes:At least $5 gas expense for your driver if you carpool and the cost of dinner-about $10.

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