East Cowpen brush-out and limb clearing

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Rice Camp Trailhead

Old Hwy 2 · Epworth, GA

How to find us

We will meet at Rice Camp trailhead at 9 am.

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Details

How ‘bout a break from cross-cut work? We’ve been cutting down trees all year, and it’s time for a break. Join the CDTV on the East Cowpen Trail, as we work to clear limbs and cut back weeds. We might, just might, catch a break from the heat and have some real fall weather! We will meet at 9:00 am at the Rice Camp Trailhead. Plan on around 6 miles round trip, hiking, on a moderate terrain. If you have a hand saw, please bring that with you. Email Robert at [masked] if you have any questions or want to carpool/caravan.

If there is interest, we may arrange a carpool from Cottonwood Patch campground, just at the turnoff onto FS51; the road is rutted enough that an average sedan will have trouble making it.

What to Bring:

Most importantly is a good attitude and a willingness to learn! Bring work gloves, a hard hat (if you have one), enough food and water for the day, 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. If you plan to stay for the food and fellowship after the work is complete, please bring a dish to share and place settings for yourself and your party members.

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 Chatsworth (intersection of Hwy 76 & Hwy 411), travel north on Hwy 411 for 11.8 miles to Cisco.

Turn right onto Old Hwy 2, at the Cisco Baptist Church, and go 7.8 miles.

Turn right onto FS 51. There is a directional sign here for Rice Camp, East Cowpen, Hickory Creek, and Horseshoe Bend Trails.

Travel 4.7 miles until the road ends at the trailhead. There are two creek crossings and serious ruts in the road.

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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).

Turn left onto GA 2 / GA 225 N.

In one mile, turn right onto GA 2. Go 2.3 miles to the intersection with US 411, at Cisco Baptist Church.

Continue onto Old Hwy 2 and go 7.8 miles.

Turn right onto FS 51. There is a directional sign here for Rice Camp, East Cowpen, Hickory Creek, and Horseshoe Bend Trails.

Travel 4.7 miles until the road ends at the trailhead. There are two creek crossings and serious ruts in the road.
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