1825 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd, Norcross, Ge
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Winter Backpacking on the Chattooga Scenic River Trail into South Carolina:
We will hike north on the South Carolina section of the Chattooga Scenic River Trail, starting at the trail head @ Russell Bridge off Highway 28 (N[masked] W[masked]).
This will be primitive camping. Weather can vary greatly this time of year, it could be zero it could be 60 degrees. Be prepared for winter weather conditions. At minimum you will need a 20 degree bag, good sleeping pad (2.5" or better"), and correct clothing.
Elevation gains are minimal. There are a couple waterfalls on the trail.
This trail joins the Foothills Trail around the Lick Log Falls area, up to Burrell's Ford Campground. Distance will be about 7-8 miles each day, depending on weather conditions. Right now I am setting this up as an "in and out" hike, total distance would be about 15.0 to 16.0 miles for the weekend.
We should be back in Atlanta early Sunday evening, stopping in Clayton to eat after finishing the hike
50% or greater chance of rain will cancel event. Snow on the ground will not cancel as long as we can get to the trailhead.
Minimum of 4 participants required for the event to take place. If you have been a no-show on my previous trips I will move you to the wait list.
This is for Adults only. I am okay with canine pals as long as they are well behaved.
If you are carpooling, we will meet at the Indian Trail Park and Ride, just off I-85, at 7:30 AM and leave promptly at 8:00 AM. This should put us at the trail head at around 10:30 AM.
Carpoolers should help with cost, a guideline is $0.40 per mile is a guideline and cost should be divided between everyone in the vehicle.
Basic items you will need, tent/hammock, sleeping bag/pad, rain gear, 1-2 liters of water, lunch (2), dinner (1), and breakfast (1), plenty of snacks, etc....You can find detailed pack lists on REI,com and Backpacker.com, to help you determine what you may need to pack.
I will have a water filter/bucket, saw, and a bear rope for hanging food bags.
Although, I would rate this hike easy to moderate, distance will be the big issue not the terrain. You should have some miles with at least a day pack under your belt. If your unsure call me and we can discuss. Make sure your up to carrying a 30 lb pack for two days. We will move at a moderate pace, stopping to enjoy the trail and taking in the scenery. Make sure you can move at a moderate pace, I don't want the group strung out all over the trail
Please call me at[masked](cell) if you have any questions about equipment or the event.