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|Event Location:||3 Waterfalls on Big Creek|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Nov 27 2005 9:00 am >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Nov 24 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:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Moderate 7 miles |
At our trailhead to Big Creek, there is a creek crossing of Talley Mill Creek, about two feet deep at deepest and ten feet wide. Hopefully we’ll have one willing high clearance vehicle to carry us across this and start our hike some twenty yards up the road from the creek. The first several miles of the trail are rolling terrain , which follows old logging roads down to our lunchspot waterfall on Big Creek, where Overflow, Holcomb and Big Creek meet, called ‘Three Forks’. These three creeks form the eastern fork of the Chatooga River, and a wilderness is set aside all around this area. From there the trail becomes much narrower and moderately steeper for short sections to two more increasingly beautiful waterfalls; the last a 3-tiered 50 foot rugged and wild beauty. This is my favorite waterfall hike in Georgia, and I hope you can share it with me.
As always, I would like to have dinner and share company longer with the group at a great Chinese restaurant in Clayton, GA, the Peking Gourmet with an extensive buffet; and cheap-ten bucks for a lot of great food.
NOTE: I would like to take more than 12, but am abiding by wilderness limit suggested in any wilderness area; so if you can not make it for whatever reason may come up, please let me know, so I can add people from waiting list.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Clayton, GA in Rabun County 9:30am (or slightly later) at McDonalds in Clayton, GA 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. Then we travel only a couple of blocks further up Hwy 441 North, to our right turn to Warwoman Road. We follow it until it ends at Hwy. 28, and travel north just over 4 miles to our trailhead.|
Are Dogs Permitted? No.
Will this event occur rain or shine? No, Not if there is severe winter weather or heavy rain forecast.
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|Cost Includes:||At least five dollars gas expense for your carpool driver and the cost of dinner-about ten bucks.|
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.