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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 30 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 28 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 21 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Easy to Moderate 5 Mile Loop

This beautiful and scenic trail is partially on Cartecay River, the first 1/3 of the trip is hiking on gravel road in the open you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and mountains, when we get to the forest area, wešll start our trip toward the Cartecay River in the woods (some area maybe rocky, and sometimes we need to climb over a fallen tree), I have picked out a perfect spot for us for lunch, itšs a giant rock sitting on the side of the river overlooking a small waterfall (river water is cold, even during Summer the water is cold). (Wešll have our lunch here), after our lunch wešll get back on the trail and start our incline (2 miles of uphill) back to the trail head in the woods.

Required Items to Bring:
Plenty of water. If you have a hiking shoes its better. Trekking pole if you have them...if not you can find a walking stick on the trail. Please dont forget to bring lunch.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:East Ellijay, GA 10:00 a.m. - Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area Parking lot, its a very limited parking lot we can probably fit total of 10 cars there. From Marriott, I-75 North to I-575 North, it will eventually becomes 515 (27 miles), stay on 515, when you see Super Walmart (22 miles), start looking for Hardees on the left (1.2 miles from Super Walmart), - TURN LEFT at the light where Hardees is, go over the creek and TURN RIGHT at the light, this will take you 52 EAST, - go several miles, until you see a large APPLE sign on the side of gray wooden building on thre right, TURN RIGHT on to STEGALL RD (entrance to the road is next to the building), - drive couple of miles until you get ot a stop sign, - TURN RIGHT at the stop sign, - TURN LEFT when you see MARTIN RD sign along with Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area Cartecay Tract, soon youll see a wooden sign RICH MT WMA, CATECAY TRACT, WILDLIFE RESOURCES DIV. - drive down the gravel road until you get to a large open area, please park your car here and wait for Susumu in White Toyota Carolla


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes.

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...)

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