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Hiking


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattooga River Trail to King Creek & Big Bend Falls
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 20 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 17 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Bruce
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Moderate 7 miles

From the parking area on Burrells Ford road it is a little over mile to the lovely 85 Kings Creek Falls, which well stop to view, take pictures. Then we will hike some 2 miles further on the Chattooga River trail to Big Bend Falls and those that are daring can make their way down the very rugged path to view them from their spectacular frontal view. Those that want to have the safer view can see them from the top, which is a very cool (literally) viewpoint as well. These are a raging falls some thirty feet wide, but impassible to any river adventurers because of the way they fall into the rocks below. After some time to admire the view, we will return the way we walked in. These falls are only fifteen feet high, some thirty wide; but spectacular in their wild, raging beauty.

NOTE: If it is hot enough, time allows-we may want to wade/swim, dip in the river in any good spot that may present itself. If you want to bring a swimming suit, river shoes-we can do this after the hike, close to our cars, near the Burrells Ford campground which is next to the Chattooga River.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Good hiking boots or supportive shoes, two liters-quarts of water and/or gatorade type drink (leader will carry a water filter as well) and any trail snacks, lunch you want to carry.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Walhalla, SC Park and ride only From the park and ride lot we will travel up I-85 north all the way to the first exit in South Carolina, where we will take a restroom, coordination break, before travelling up Hwy.11 north (off same exit) to Walhalla. We travel on Hwy.28 north to Hwy.107, which takes us to our trailhead off of Burrells Ford Road, next to the Chattooga River.

Notes:

Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Not in terribly inclement weather, like heavy thundershowers.

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.

E-mail the trip leader to be put on a waiting list if the trip is at the max number of attendees.
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Cost Includes:Shared gas money for drivers and cost of optional diner at local Mexican restaurant in Walhalla, SC on the way back.

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