Trail Maintenance in the Cohutta Wilderness (Team Conasauga)

Spring Fever got you itching to get outdoors?
We’ve got the perfect cure! Come join us for a day of trail work on the Hickory Creek trail in the wild and wonderful Cohutta Wilderness.
Who: Team Conasauga will be hosting a volunteer trail workday on the Hickory Creek trail on the western side of the Cohutta Wilderness in the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest. Anyone with an interest in trails is welcome to join in!
What: Volunteers will join US Forest Service personnel on the trail to perform maintenance tasks on the drainage structures that divert water off the trailway along the length of the trail. Keeping these structures in good working order is crucial to the long-term sustainability of the trail, and your help will go a long ways to helping us continue to provide safe, enjoyable trail experience for everyone!
Where: We will all meet at the Rice Camp trailhead at the end of FR 51 and proceed from there.
WHEN: Saturday, March 16th, at 9:00 .am.
What to bring? A great attitude and a love for all things trail related. Bring drinking water, lunch, snacks, and other day hiking items with your pack for the day. We recommend wearing layered clothing and sturdy boots. You should also bring a pair of leather work gloves if you have them. Tools, instruction and other safety gear such as hard hats and protective eyewear will be provided.

Contact Kevin Vasalinda with the US Forest Service at[masked] (x121) or [masked] for more details and to submit a volunteer for if you are a first time volunteer with Team Conasauga

Directions to Rice Camp Trailhead: To Rice Camp Trailhead: Take I-75 north to Exit #293, Hwy 411, Chatsworth/White. Go north on Hwy 411 through Chatsworth. At the Hardee’s, continue on Hwy 411 north about 12.3 miles to Cisco. Turn right at the Cisco Baptist Church (across from the Cisco Mart Gas Station) onto Old GA Hwy 2 and drive about 8.1 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 51 (sign here that says Rice Camp, East Cowpen, Hickory Creek, Horseshoe Bend) and go 2.8 miles to the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead on the left, a big open area. To reach the Rice Camp/East Cowpen/Hickory Creek Trailhead, continue straight on Forest Road 51 another 2.1 miles to the end of the road at the trailheads. NOTE: There are 2 stream fords on Forest Road 51 which may not be passable with smaller cars. Do not stop in the middle of the streams, but continue moving at a slow but steady speed. After heavy rainfall, the stream fords will rise and crossing is not recommended.

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