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National Trails Day! Hickory Ridge blowdown clearing, part II

Charles@charles6

Cottonwood Patch USFS Campground - Cisco, GA

Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the CDTV on the Hickory Ridge Trail, once more, as we work to clear limbs and blowdowns. This trail has taken a real beating with fallen trees/limbs, with some portions near impassable. Spring is a gorgeous time of year to get out into the wilderness!! We will meet at 8:30 am at the Cottonwood Patch Campground day use parking lot and carpool to the Rice Camp Trailhead in higher clearance vehicles. Plan on around 8 to 9 miles round trip, hiking, on a difficult terrain. The FS will provide hand saws and two crosscut saws; however, additional saws and certified sawyers are needed. Email Robert at RAEhiker@gmail.com 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 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: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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. Pass a Forest Service road on the right (FS 51). There is a directional sign here for Rice Camp, East Cowpen, Hickory Creek, Horseshoe Bend Trails. Immediately afterwards, there will be a sign for Cottonwood Patch Campground on the left. Turn left at the sign and arrive at the campground in 0.1 miles. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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. Pass a Forest Service road on the right (FS 51). There is a directional sign here for Rice Camp, East Cowpen, Hickory Creek, Horseshoe Bend Trails. Immediately afterwards, there will be a sign for Cottonwood Patch Campground on the left. Turn left at the sign and arrive at the campground in 0.1 miles. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------