Water Fall # 13 - Chattooga River Areas of SC
We'll again head to Clayton, GA and head out Warwoman Road to take in some waterfalls. Our journey will take us to Spoon Auger Falls, King Creek Falls, Big Bend Falls and perhaps Lick Log Falls.
This trip will total about 8-9 miles in hiking miles. We generally walk slow, but if you can't hike all day long, please don't attend this hike. This will be adjusted depending on the physical fitness of those who sign up.
We normally stop on the way home to eat dinner. Do NOT expect to be back home before around 10:00PM.
Most all of these water falls are just a short walk from the trailhead, but its a strenuous walk in places. These place will be wet, muddy, slick...expect to fall...expect to get muddy ! ! Bring clean shoes to wear home and maybe a change of clothes.
The weather is generally a bit cooler than the Atlanta area by at least 5-6 degrees. Rain will not cancel this trip, I know to many alternate places to go, rather than sit at home all day.
We will hike as a group, I'm a nature hiker, I look and photo everything that draws my attention. I want people who are curious about NATURE... who want to stop and ask... " What is this flower, tree, bird, rock, bug,?? " I may not know, but I'd love to find out. If you have a guide book...please bring it.
This is a SLOW hiking group. Expect S L O W …. If you are a trail runner, my hikes are not for you. If this is just physical exercise and you run off down the trail, then you are on your own. There will be no 3 mph hiking with this group. I don't want to have to worry about you a mile ahead of us, when John Doe twist an ankle, and the rest of us are trying to figure out how to get help.
Be sure to dress in layers, bring plenty of water or gatorade, and hiking poles if you have them. Bring rain gear... you never know about the weather !
Bring a lunch, trail mix, snacks, CHOCOLATE, and plenty of treats to bribe Organizer with ! PLENTY of water or gatorade.
We're meeting at Mansell, to give people a chance to carpool, to save the expense and time logisticsl problems, if everyone met at the trip destination. Normally, the cost is computed by total mileage of trip, divided by mpg of vehicle driven and then divided between riders. Some clubs use .32 per mile, but regardless it‘s cheaper to carpool than to drive yourself. PLEASE help your driver with gas expenses on the trip. If you want to place yourself in a carpool ahead of meeting, just make a comment on this event web page, and I’m sure one of the driver’s will save a place for you. We’ve never left anyone behind due to lack of carpooling space.
BE ON TIME ! ! On long all day trips, I will NOT wait on you. One person will not hold up an entire group, we will leave you behind, that is a PROMISE !
This is a NON-drinking, NON smoking group.... Dogs are welcome as long as you clean up and bag out their mess !
Please feel free to ask any questions.
This is Exit #8 on Hwy 400 - Going north exit right, get in far left lane, turn left at red light, get into left turn lane when going under overpass, turn Left into Park & Ride. Generally I park 4-5 rows down on Left side of parking lot.