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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Bear Creek
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 27 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 26 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:2
Number Registered So Far: 23 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Easy to Moderate 8+ Mile

The parking lot is located at the trail head where a beautiful clear river is visible on the right, this is one of the trails Iove in GA, its a loop trail in a heavily wooded trail, the fun part is you get cross several streams and rivers, some are small and some are quite wide, I had recently done this hike with friends and it was a blast, well be eating lunch at the overlook, overlooking the Cohutta Wilderness. Youll also get to see one of the largest poplar tree in North Georgia.

Required Items to Bring:
Plenty of water. If you have a hiking shoes its better. Trekking pole if you have it, if not you can find a walking stick on the trail (Trekking pole is useful when crossing the streams. Please dont forget to bring lunch.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Ellijay, GA 11:00 a.m. - 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 and then go North on I-575, 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? Yes. (All dogs must be kept on leash at all time. Leash cant be any longer than 6 feet)

Will this event occur rain or shine? No. We will not hike if the weather forecast is extremely poor.

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Cost Includes:Please share gas fare with your carpool driver. (since the gas price is high these days, $7-8)

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