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Klem
03-17-2006, 17:10
I live in Dahlonega and am interested in loop hikes in the Chattahootchie on AT and other trails up to 5 hours. Maybe a night on the trail. Please contack
jamiek@journalist.com

MOWGLI
03-17-2006, 17:24
I live in Dahlonega and am interested in loop hikes in the Chattahootchie on AT and other trails up to 5 hours. Maybe a night on the trail. Please contack
jamiek@journalist.com

:welcome One of my favorite loop hikes in the Chattahoochee is to take the Byron Reese Trail to the Freeman Trail to Bird Ga. At Bird Gap you hit the AT and go north over Blood Mountain back to the Byron Reese Trail. Its about 7-8 miles. Here is a trip report I found online. Enjoy!

http://www.inspirezone.org/weeklyhike32.html

MOWGLI
03-17-2006, 17:26
One more thing. AT Bird Gap, you're a stones throw from the Woods Hole Shelter on the AT. You could overnight there. Or you could camp at the new campsites just built off of the AT on the flanks of Blood Mountain. Its a nice simple overnight hike. Park is relatively safe in the Forest Service lot. The trailhead is just downhill from the Mountain Crossing outfitter at Neels Gap.

max patch
03-17-2006, 18:02
The loop Mowgli suggested is a good one, and one I've done on the trail in GA probably more than any other.

My current favorite loop trail which I take with my family in GA is to go to Lake Winfield Scott and hike the blue blazed trail to Jarred Gap on the AT, then hike N on the AT (stopping for lunch at Woods Hole) to Slaughter Gap where I take the blue blazed trail back to Lake Winfield Scott. We then go swimming on the sandy beach lake.

Dances with Mice
03-17-2006, 18:14
Join the GATC: 7 dayhikes, 2 backpacking trips, a bike ride, and two trail maintenance opportunities. And that's just in April! Check'em out: http://www.georgia-atclub.org/activities.html

Goon
03-18-2006, 18:09
Also check out the Atlanta Outdoor Club, in which I am a trip leader.

http://www.atlantaoutdoorclub.com/

Membership is free. We do a lot of hikes and backpacking in GA, TN and NC.

scothiker
03-21-2006, 19:40
Also check out the Atlanta Outdoor Club, in which I am a trip leader.

http://www.atlantaoutdoorclub.com/

Membership is free. We do a lot of hikes and backpacking in GA, TN and NC.

Goon, what is the age range of the membership?

troglobil
03-21-2006, 20:23
Goon, what is the age range of the membership?
click on their "statistics " link it gives a break down of membership

Goon
03-22-2006, 19:44
Goon, what is the age range of the membership?

All ages over 18. A lot in our age group.