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|Event Location:||Bear Creek Trail|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Oct 30 2005 9:00 am >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Oct 26 2005 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||per itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Moderate 6.7 Miles|
I have hiked many times on this trail, but its also well biked and popular among mountain bikers. There is a 1,700 feet of elevation gain in the first 3 miles, many small to large streams to cross, some couple of inches, and some are 6-10 inches deep. We will be having lunch at the beautiful scenic overlook, overlooking the beautiful Cohutta Wilderness. One day when I was hiking I came across a mother deer and a doe, doe was drinking the river water, and mother was cleaning her, it was quite a nice site, I stayed there with couple of bikers, until they finally noticed us... according to the bikers, they say they come across many interesting wild life often since its faster and less noisier than hiking... maybe we can come across a baby doe, fox, groundhog, etc..?
Since this is a beginners mountain biking, if you are seasoned mountain biker or non beginner mountain biker, this is not your event. We will be taking it slow and we will be taking many breaks, to accommodate ourselves. At the same time well be enjoying the beauty of nature.
Well be having a pre-trip meeting on Thursday October 27th, at La Madeline off Powers Ferry near Windy Hill in Cobb County at 7:00pm
ATTENTION: FOR THOSE YOU NEEDING TO RENT A MOUNTAIN BIKE, WE ARE GOING TO RENT IT IN ELLIJAY. THE COST IS $41 PER PERSON PER DAY. UPON SIGNING UP, PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR HEIGHT, THEY NEED TO ADJUST IT TO YOUR HEIGHTS. (The catch is we need to take it to the trail head, and the trail head is approx. 11 miles NW of Ellijay)
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Cohutta Wilderness 10:30 am Parking lot at Trail Head. (Please try to park as close to each other, since its a very little parking lot. From Hotel go North on I-75 North, then I-575 North, it will eventually becomes 515, stay on 515, when you see Wal-Mart on right, start looking for Hardees on the left, turn left at the light where Hardees is, go over the creek and turn left at the light, this will take you to Down town Ellijay, Follow the Sign for Fort Mountain State Park, this will take you on to GA-52, go for 5 miles and turn right at the Bear Creek Campground sign onto Gates Chapel Road and go 4.6 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 241 (when you cross the river 241 is immediate right, youll see a small USDA logo.), and go 2 miles to the trail head parking lot at the end. (please dont run over the wild life)|
Are Dogs Permitted? No.
Will this event occur rain or shine? No, not if heavy thunderstorms are forecast.
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|Cost Includes:||Please share gas fare with your carpool driver. (since the gas price is high these days, please be nice...) Parking fee is $3.00 (dont forget to bring cash)|
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