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Waterfalls of Opussum and Brasstown Creeks

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Event Type:
Event Location: Section 4 of Chattooga River at Sock’em Dog rapids
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 16 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 12 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:16
Minimum Group Size:4
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Are Dogs Permitted: No


After parking at the first trailhead, we walk to the closeby trail and hike two miles down into the Chattooga National Scenic wilderness. Path ends just below Sock’em Dog rapids. From here we will follow Opussum Creek (flows into river here) up less than ½ mile to the 100’ waterfall on Opussum Creek. After the short hike up and back, we will stop at the river for a liberally long lunch, wading, swimming break at the river. After the half-hour or so break we will walk back out the moderate two miles to the vehicles and travel to the next trailhead at Brasstown creek. This hike is only listed as 3/10’s of a mile, but the trail is narrow, rugged, root grabbing hike to three spectacular and completely different waterfalls. You’ll not see 3 such totally different waterfalls in such a short distance anywhere I know of in the Southeast. Those that wish can join in an inexpensive dinner at the Peking gourmet, a great extensive buffet of Chinese food in Clayton, GA

Required Items to Bring:
Usual quart of more of water depending on how hot-two quarts if very hot, energy gels or gatorade suggested to replenish electrolytes lost in sweating. Water shoes for the ten food wide, but shallow creek crossing to the Chattooga River beach.
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:South Carolina, east of Clayton, GA Meet at the carpool! [ENTER MEETING DIRECTIONS]


Anyone needing to get back earlier, please let me know at park and ride, and all such people can ride together to not inconvenience people wanting to eat afterwards. This hike will be shared with Bruce’s old hiking group-SOA (eight people)
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Cost Includes:Shared gas expenses to drivers 5-7 dollars and at about 10 dollars for dinner if you want to dine afterwards and enjoy groups camaraderie a little more.

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