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doughNut
2008-11-03, 06:57
Anyone hike this trail recently? I am thinking of a short hike in, camp out, and hike back next day?

Anyone know anything about it? campsites? crowds?

thanks,
DoughNut

generoll
2008-11-03, 08:36
Is this the one to the falls in the Cohutta Wilderness area? If so I'd suggest hiking down to Bray Field to camp alongside the Conasauga and making a day hike up to the falls. It's been years since I've been in that area, but I always made a weekend out of it and spent two nights at Bray Field.

Kanga
2008-11-03, 10:17
nah, this is the one off of old historic 441 right before tallulah

doughNut
2008-11-03, 14:57
Yes, the one Kanga is referring to.

I am contemplating driving up and hiking in Sat, camp at the falls, and hike out Sunday morning, just a quick weekend trip.

DoughNut

Kanga
2008-11-03, 15:04
Yes, the one Kanga is referring to.

I am contemplating driving up and hiking in Sat, camp at the falls, and hike out Sunday morning, just a quick weekend trip.

DoughNut

check with bulldawg. i think he may have been up there recently.

Bulldawg
2008-11-03, 15:18
Yeah, it's been like 6 months like I've been down there. It is just shy of 4 miles down to the falls. There are sites at the base of the falls. There are also other sites close by. A little ways before the main falls you will see an access trial to the right. This trail leads up to the top of the ridge. You cant miss it. It is the only well blazed side trail around the main falls on the right. Go up this trail a little ways until it kinda stops and you can go either left or right. Go left and you will see a nice spot for tents. Fetching water is just a short hike away. I'm not sure where the other direction takes you.

peanuts
2008-11-04, 15:31
i may end up in the same place this weekend also!

doughNut
2008-11-04, 18:20
alrighty Peanuts, I will probably drive up saturday morning get there early and hike in. Depending on the temp I will either tent near the falls or the place on top.

DoughNut

peanuts
2008-11-04, 18:53
i am a hammocker so i'll set up by the falls....:biggrin:

Bulldawg
2008-11-04, 20:21
If you guys go this weekend, send me a report, I might go before it gets too cold. make careful note of the cost at the parking area.

Ghosthiker
2008-11-04, 20:43
Lipstick & I were there a few months ago. Nice little hike in. Missed the turn up the rock squeeze and ended up climbing up the other side. No problem though. Only negative I had was the fact that it is so close to parking that the sites at the base of the falls were trashy from all of the folks who hike in to party. I have a few pics at http://www.photobucket.com/GhosthikerRon

Bulldawg
2008-11-04, 20:55
One pic Ghost? And close, it may not be a long distance hike, but it is 3.7 miles to the base of the falls from the parking lot. I would attribute the trash more to the fact that it is a very popular hike. #5 in the state in Backpacker magazine anyway.

Ghosthiker
2008-11-06, 08:48
In one of the campfire rings was several beer cans, pork & bean cans, a whiskey bottle and other trash that you normally don't see in regular backpacking trash. Not many people tote a lot of canned items and drinks.

Bulldawg
2008-11-11, 22:25
i may end up in the same place this weekend also!


Well, did anyone here go to Panther Creek this past weekend?

doughNut
2008-11-12, 06:39
Yes, Bulldawg, I did,
Great trail, well maintained and lots of evidence of trail maintenance recently. Perfect weather, not too crowded.
I camped short of the falls, and had a great time.
I did carry out other people's trash (I found a can in the fire ring so it became my "trash can")
Almost every tenter I saw was camped right next to the creek and it was too cold for me to do that!
There were a few day hikers, but not too crowded.

My only negative comment is concerening the signs and distance to the falls. In the parkign area the sign says 5.5 miles then right across the road it says 3.5 miles.
I should have researched better, but that's on me.

doughNut

Ray
2008-11-12, 07:25
It's a very wide road.

peanuts
2008-11-12, 17:11
nope i could not make after all. i did not leave my house till 3pm.
stopped at neel gap, said hello, then went to have margaritas and mexican as a b-day treat to my self!!

i may try for this weekend, since the fire up near woody and dicks creek..

doughNut
2008-11-12, 17:51
Sorry, what fire??

Bulldawg
2008-11-12, 17:58
FIRE (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=43077)

chumpchange
2011-10-07, 16:24
anybody been on PCT lately?

where's the closest place to park from eton/crandall side?

MonkeyBoy
2011-10-07, 16:35
Jester's the local PCT expert.

You could almost say he's a wizard when it comes to the PCT.

chumpchange
2011-10-07, 17:28
i thought i would choose it to get my feet wet(1st hike).

according to Homan's guide, there's a lot of feet-wetting involved with all the fords assuming you go in on the conasauga river trail...

but it's apparent that i don't know...

MonkeyBoy
2011-10-07, 17:33
My bad.......I thought you meant THE PCT.....not Panther Creek Trail.

THE PCT is not something to get your feet wet on.

chumpchange
2011-10-07, 17:41
lol, acronym conflict.

warraghiyagey
2011-10-10, 19:26
My bad.......I thought you meant THE PCT.....not Panther Creek Trail.

THE PCT is not something to get your feet wet on.

There's no water on the PCT?? . . :albertein

sheepdog
2011-10-10, 20:01
There's no water on the PCT?? . . :albertein

It's against federal wildlife laws

Skidsteer
2011-10-10, 20:32
There's no water on the PCT?? . . :albertein

Plenty of water on the PCT. And strange wildlife abounds....

chumpchange
2011-10-10, 21:39
Plenty of water on the PCT. And strange wildlife abounds....


sweet.

that reminds me of coker creek falls in TN.

Two Speed
2011-10-10, 22:18
Plenty of water on the PCT. And strange wildlife abounds....That did fuck up a perfectly good landscape shot.