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Day Hike - Beech Bottom to Jacks River Falls

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cohutta Wilderness
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 27 2014  8:00 am >> Sun, Jul 27 2014 5:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jul 14 2014 9:05 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 25 2014 9:00 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Paula Schubert
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Come join me for a fun day of hiking and playing at Jacks Falls in the beautiful Cohutta Wilderness.

Beech Bottom is the only trail in the Cohuttas that leads to Jacks Falls without fording the river multiple times. It itersects with the Jacks River trail after 4 miles of easy to moderate hiking and it's only another .6 miles hike to Jacks falls. We'll take roughly a 2 hour lunch break to relax, enjoy the falls, and swim before hiking back to the cars the same route we hiked in.

Total hiking distance is 9.2 miles at a moderate to moderately fast pace. (Min. 3 mph)

Please note: 
I'm allowing dogs, but limiting the number to two.  First members to register with their furkid will be allowed to bring them. They must be well behaved and get along with other dogs and people. Be sure to bring water/snacks for your furkid. They will be the owners responsibility.

Required Items to Bring:

- Lunch

- Snacks

- Plenty of water

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

- Sunscreen

- Bug Spray

- Hat for a sunny day

- Bathing suit and towel if you wish to enjoy the cool waters of Jacks River Falls

- River shoes/Tevas for playing at the falls

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions to the Trailhead will be given out at carpool

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):180Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $72.00 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.


Will this event occur rain or shine?
Yes, but not in severe weather (T-storms and lightening)

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

Please bring cash to share gas expenses with carpool drivers.

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