National Trails Day- Jacks River Trail Maintenance - Sat, Jun 7 2008

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National Trails Day- Jacks River Trail Maintenance

The Basics:
Event Type:Volunteer
Event Location: Cottonwood Patch Campground in the Cohutta Wilderness
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 7 2008  9:00 am >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, May 20 2008 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jun 4 2008 11:59 pm
Event Duration:Per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Guess what Saturday June 7th is?

It's National Trails Days.

On June 7, 2008, the American Hiking Society will celebrate the 16th Annual National Trails Day. The slogan for National Trails Day 2008, Join Us on the Trail, is an open invitation to all Americans to get outside and experience everything the great outdoors has to offer. Trails do not just appear for our enjoyment. It takes many hours of planning and labor to develop them and much more time annually to maintain them. National Trails Day®, the only nationwide celebration of trails, brings awareness to trails and thanks many people and partners for their support and hard work, including volunteers, land agencies, and outdoor minded businesses. It is also a day to give people an opportunity to give something back for the many joys and benefits trails offer. You are invited to celebrate National Trails Day in North Georgia by joining a U.S. Forest Service sponsored event on the Jacks River Trail in the Cohutta Wilderness. Forest Rangers and trail volunteers will be joining forces to provide some much needed TLC (trail loving care) to this popular wilderness trail. No experience needed, but please bring your own work gloves, lunch and water, and a daypack to carry it in.

We'll have some river crossings on the Jacks River trail, so please be prepared for that. Bring water shoes or wear your Keens/Tevas.

Volunteers will be involved in trail trimming, slingblading, blowdown removal, waterbar construction and maintenance, campsite rehabilitation, and litter pick-up on trails located on the Conasauga Ranger District

We should be wrapping things up around 3 pm and be back to carpool by 5 pm. If you meet there and need to leave sooner than 3 pm, you can do that. We are doing this for fun and to also give something back to our trails.

American Hiking society

Required Items to Bring:
  • Work Gloves
  • Lunch
  • Water (i'll have my filter with me too)
  • Small day pack/fanny pack
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Trail snacks
  • Hat
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • hiking boots/shoes
  • water shoes (Keens,Tevas,etc. for river crossings)

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:
  • From Chatsworth, travel north on US 411 North 12.5 miles to Cisco, GA
  • Turn right onto Old GA Highway 2 (across from the Sinclair Gas Station) and continue straight about 8.1 miles
  • Turn left onto the Cottonwood Patch Campground road and meet us at the parking lot

    If you meet at Event, please be there at 9 am.

  • Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):180Mile(s)
    Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    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.


    Are dogs allowed? No since this involves trail maintenance

    Will this event occur rain or shine? No

    Questions or concerns about this particular event, then please email your event leader

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

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