Post by sharpestjim on Jul 16, 2018 9:02:57 GMT -8
I am brand-new to this forum and I am definitely NOT what one would consider to be more than a casual day-hiker. I live in Florida but I have been vacationing in North Georgia & Western NC for decades. I used to truck off alone on hikes all the time. But in my late-50's I figure that this is no longer a good idea (not as though it was a good idea 30 years ago).
I am planning a business trip to Augusta the week of 8/27. I thought that I might drive up on Saturday the 25th and spend Sunday hiking in the Chattahoochee Nat'l Forest. For years, I've been wanting to hike Three Forks near Clayton. I am looking for someone that might be interested in hiking with me. I am not in the greatest of shape. I'll need to take breaks on the uphill sections coming out. But I did hike Windy Falls near Cashiers NC last year and I gave a 30-year-old hiking companion a run for his money (I actually wore him out). This was before I lost 30 pounds, also.
Someone that is familiar with the Three Forks area would be a bonus. There are two access points - one from the west (John Teague Gap) and another from the east (Hwy 28). I'd like to hike the route from Hwy 28 so as to catch the waterfalls along Big Creek. If time (and my body) permits, I may choose to hike the spur trails to the falls on Holcomb Creek, also.
Post by sharpestjim on Sept 10, 2018 4:58:32 GMT -8
I thought that I'd try this one more time. My late-August trip to Augusta was postponed. I've rescheduled it for the week of the 23rd. I am planning to come up on Saturday the 22nd and hike Three Forks Sunday the 23rd. Alternatively, I may scratch Three Forks and try Bad Creek Trail to Ellicott Rock. But, either way, I'm going to be in Rabun County and would rather not hike alone.