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|Event Location:||Panthertown Valley|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, May 26 2012 8:00 am >> Sun, May 27 2012 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, May 19 2012 9:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, May 24 2012 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 10 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Panthertown Valley, a/k/a Yosemite of the East, is a beautiful area with plenty of waterfalls. In addition, there are hundreds of species of trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, mosses, lichens and large mushrooms. Panthers no longer roam the valley, but you may see deer, fox, raccoon, skunk, barred owl, grouse and snakes. The streams are full of brook trout. And the views from the top of the cliffs are absolutely spectacular! Be prepared to backpack about 1.5 miles to our campsite near Tuckasegee river just past the Sandbar Pool; the campsite is very nice and flat. After setting up camp, and eating lunch, we will either be hiking to the top of Cold Mountain, which is about a 1000’ elevation gain, and about an 8 mile round trip, or going to a special waterfall that requires navigating down a very little used trail, that seems more like an animal trail than anything.
|How to Get There:|
North on I-85 to exit 1 in SC, then north on Hwy 11 about 20 miles to Walhalla. Then north on Hwy 28 and branch to right on Hwy 107 north to Cashiers. At the stoplight in Cashiers, take US 64 east for 2 miles to Cedar Creek Road (SR 1120) and take a left. Proceed on Cedar Creek Road for 2.3 miles to Breedlove Road (SR 1121) and turn right. Proceed onto Breedlove Road for 3.5 miles to the Forest Service gate and the Salt Rock Gap trailhead.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||240Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $96.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.|
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