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|Event Location:||3 Waterfalls in North Georgia|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Feb 26 2006 9:00 am >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Feb 22 2006 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:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Two moderate 2.5 mile hikes|
NOTE: Date changed from 2/25.
These two separate hikes showcase two different waterfalls in same general area, both beautiful in their own right. Dukes Creek waterfall is 200 feet tall, and is seen from a viewing deck at the bottom of the hill after a relatively easy hike down a ‘switchbacked’ trail to the bottom. It is better to see them this time of year before the tourist season when the parking lot is jammed and full of people.
The next hike to High Schoals gets more popular in spring, summer with campers, and are lesser known to the tourist crowd and more remote, in wilder area; as the graveled road to the two waterfalls here attest. The two waterfalls are quite beautiful and different from each other in appearance. The trail down into the valley is well developed and both are viewed from well built wooden decks as well, but still gorgeous to look at and take pictures of. The hike out is also uphill, and you will feel as if you’ve earned your dinner after this one is done. Those who chose can dine afterwards at Ricks in Dahlonega, an inexpensive, gourmet quality food restaurant, just off the Dahlonega square. I will split the group before the trip into dining and non-dining folks, for those wishing to return earlier.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Dahlonega, GA park and ride only We will take highway 400 north until it ends and follow highway 19th north, through and around Dahlonega, turning right at ‘stonepile’ gap to Turners corner, right there towards Cleveland. Before getting to Cleveland, turn left onto alternate highway 75, to highway 348 (on left), and travel short distance to Dukes Creek parking lot. After this hike, we travel back to alternate 75, turning left and follow it until it ends at hwy. 75 (north of Helen), turn left and follow it more than ten miles to graveled road highway 283, ford a small creek and up the hill a short distance (a mile and a bit) to the High Schoals Falls parking area, on the left.|
Are Dogs Permitted? No.
Will This Event Occur Rain or Shine? Not in terribly inclement weather-such as thundershowers
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|Cost Includes:||shared carpooling expenses, and cost of dinner at ‘Ricks’ restaurant in Dahlonega (about fifteen bucks).|
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