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• What we'll do What could be better than the first day of Spring on the Chattooga? This is an easy 1.7 mile hike to a large camping area where the East Fork joins the main course of the Chattooga River. This is a great location for first-timers, or seasoned campers looking for some mid-week solitude. After setting up camp, we will slackpack 1.7 easy miles to view Ellicott’s Rock. This is the point where SC, NC, and GA meet in the river (scrambling required). In 1811 Andrew Ellicott surveyed Georgia’s border with North Carolina and left his mark. In 1813 commissioners from NC and SC left their mark nearby, hence Commissioner’s Rock. The chiseled inscriptions are nearly impossible to find unless you know where to look. Day hikers are welcome to join us on an out-and-back without the camping component, a round trip of about 7 miles. Meet at the trailhead at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 20. IMPORTANT: This is roadside parking about one quarter mile past the USFS campground parking lot; kiosk on right. If you cross the river you went too far. We should be back at our vehicles no later than noon on Wednesday. Leashed and well-mannered dogs are welcome. If it looks like a weather washout, I will cancel. Please contact me via meetup or 864-431-0447 with any questions before hike day. Cell phones DO NOT work in this area. • What to bring • Important to know

Burrell's Ford parking area: 34.968016, -83.110834

Burrells Ford Road · Mountain Rest, SC

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This is a group for backpackers serving the Blue Ridge Mountains area. Our focus will be backpacking as we have numerous hiking groups in the area. Please list your level of experience on your profile so that the organizers will be aware that you qualify for an event. We will attempt to schedule a variety of trips ranging in levels of difficulty as well as some events for kids. We will also set up backpacking clinics for beginners that are new to backpacking. So, if you're the type that hates leaving the trail after a day hike, we invite you to join us.

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