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Tearbritches maintenance and hike

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Join us for a spring hike in the mountains as we maintain water bars on Tearbritches trail for erosion control. We will climb Bald Mountain, then descend all the way to the Conasauga River. Be prepared for a strenuous hike back, with 2100' climb over 3 miles. Total round-trip distance is 6.8 miles.

Tools and hard hats will be provided, and no experience is required. Bring a good attitude and a willingness to learn!

What to bring? Work gloves if you have them, sturdy footwear, lunch, 1-2 liters of water, and a daypack to carry it in. Check the weather beforehand and dress appropriately; it could be warm or cold at this time of year.

Car pooling and caravan opportunities are available. Email Robert at [masked] for details.

Directions:

From Atlanta:
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Take I-75 N to Exit #293 (Hwy 411, Chatsworth/White)

Go north on Hwy 411 through Chatsworth

From the Hardee's in Chatsworth continue on Hwy 411 north about 5.9 miles

Just past where the 4-lane turns into a 2-lane, turn right on Grassy St

Cross the railroad tracks and turn right at the T-intersection

Go about 200 feet and turn left onto Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 (sign for Lake Conasauga)

Go about 9 miles on Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 to the intersection with FS 17

Turn sharply right and uphill onto FS 17 and continue 3.3 miles to the T-intersection.

Turn left at the T-intersection onto FS 68 and continue 0.4 miles. The trailhead will be on the left.
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From Chattanooga:
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Take I-75 S to Exit 341 (GA 201, Tunnel Hill/Varnell)

Turn left onto GA 201 N and go 4.7 miles to the intersection with GA 2 (just past the Dollar General)

Go 12.2 miles until the intersection with GA 225 (at a stop sign)

Go straight across GA 225 onto Halls Chapel Rd

Go 4.1 miles on Halls Chapel Rd until the T-intersection with Hwy 411

Turn right and go south 2.2 miles on Hwy 411, then turn left on Grassy St

Cross the railroad tracks and turn right at the T-intersection

Go about 200 feet and turn left onto Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 (sign for Lake Conasauga)

Go about 9 miles on Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 to the intersection with FS 17

Turn sharply right and uphill onto FS 17 and continue 3.3 miles to the T-intersection.

Turn left at the T-intersection onto FS 68 and continue 0.4 miles. The trailhead will be on the left.
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