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Hike Gahuti Trail
|Event Location:||Fort Mountain State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jan 28 2006 9:00 am >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Jan 27 2006 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||per itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||7|
|Number Registered So Far:||16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Moderate to Strenuous 9.6 miles|
Note: My hikes are leisure speed at 2 to 2.5 miles an hour....with plenty of breaks for water and snacks....if you are fast hiker and wants to hike fast, this may not be the hike for you.
Fort Mountain is named for a mysterious 855 foot long wall constructed along the western slope of the highest point of the mountain. The structure has been attributed to various historical figures, but today most authorities believe the wall was constructed by Woodlands-era Indians between 500 BC and 500AD as fortification against other more hostile Indians or ancient ceremonies. The Cherokee Indians believed that moon-eyed people (a.k.a. wall-bilders) built the wall, they could see better at night than day, these people were said to have fair skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. It is similar to walls that existed around the top of Stone Mountain.
This is one of many favorite places to hike, it offers the beautiful scenery in nature, with rivers and waterfalls, mysterious wall and the tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Chatsworth, GA 10:30 am Fort Mountain State Park visitor center. (this is not the trail head) From the hotel, take I-75 North to Catersville, after passing Cartersville, got North on US-411 to Chatsworth, the go East on GA-52 to Fort Mountain State Park.|
Are Dogs Permitted? Yes, but they should remain on a 6 ft leash at all times.
Will This Event Occur Rain or Shine? No.
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|Cost Includes:||Free but please share gas fare with your carpool driver.|
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