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Pioneer Camping

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 25 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 18 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Phil 'Foz' Parkerson
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Member Cost:$42.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 19 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Ok, time to get back to some basic pioneer camping in one of my favorite pioneer camping spots so we can relax and enjoy ourselves.

Fort Mountain derives its name from an ancient 855 ft. long wall which stands on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious wall is thought to have been built by indians as fortification against other more hostile indians or for ancient ceremonies.

The park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Hikers and mountain bikers will find some of the most beautiful trails in northern Georgia. Most trails wind through hardwood forests, blueberry thickets, occassionally cross streams and provide spectacular vistas. During our stay, I am sure the beach will be open on the lake for swimming.

Most folks know my itineraries are fairly relaxing. Friday night we will setup camp, cook dinner and enjoy ourselves around the fire. Saturday morning will be breakfast followed by easy to moderate hike in the park with lunch on the trail. Most of the afternoon will be open for you to explore the park (I plan to hit the beach!) or relax in camp. Saturday night we will cook a nice dinner. Sunday will be breakfast and then pack for home.

NOTE: The campsite is 520 ft from the parking lot. Please be prepared to carry your gear. There are pit toilets and a couple of shelters but no running water.

NOTE: In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the AOC will no longer use styrofoam plates or plastic cups. We will recycle all plastics, bottles and cans during our events. Further, the AOC will provide everyone reusable plates, bowls, etc. We ask for everyone to bring their own drinking CUP/MUG to wash & reuse during the event.

Required Items to Bring:
Sleeping bag and pad
Flash light
Camp chair
Cup or koozie and mug for coffee
Bag of firewood
Hiking shoes
Rain gear
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Cooler with your favorite beverage
Swimsuit and towel
Light sweater (cooler evenings in mtns)
Rover...your dog

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Chatsworth, GA 30705 706.695.2621 8:00pm, Fort Mountain State Park, Pioneer Campsite #3. Check-in at the park office to pay $3 parking fee prior to coming to the campsite. I-75 N to Exit #293, Hwy 411; take Hwy 411 North towards Chatsworth to Hwy 52; take Hwy 52 East to Fort Mountain State Park entrance on left (8 miles east of Chatsworth).


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes, unless its raining cats and dogs!

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$42.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$42.00/Person
Cost Includes:$42.00 includes all meals and campsite fees

$3.00 State Park parking fee
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.