Hickory Creek blowdown clearing, part II

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Hickory Creek trailhead

W Cow Pen Rd · Cisco, GA

How to find us

We will meet at the southern Hickory Creek trailhead at 9 am.

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Details

We've made progress on this trail; come see, and help us finish the job! On Saturday, August 3rd, we will meet at the Hickory Creek trailhead at 9:00 a.m. and hike the Hickory Creek trail to the river, then start where we left off last time. This will be a great way to cool off this summer, with river crossings there and back.

The FS will provide hand saws and two crosscut saws; however, additional saws and certified sawyers are needed. Email Robert at [masked] if you have any questions or want to car pool/caravan.

What to bring:
Most importantly is a good attitude and a willingness to learn! Bring shoes appropriate for shallow creek/river crossings. Bring work gloves, a hard hat (if you have one), enough food and water, and a backpack to carry your supplies/food. Sturdy boots and appropriate clothing layers are required for the task at hand (long pants are required). Tools and safety gear such as hard hats and protective eyewear will be provided.

Directions:
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From Atlanta:

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

Go straight across the intersection, following the Hickory Creek Trail sign

Continue 0.2 miles to the end of the road, which is the trailhead
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From Chattanooga:

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

Go straight across the intersection, following the Hickory Creek Trail sign

Continue 0.2 miles to the end of the road, which is the trailhead
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