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wishbone
2012-05-11, 16:49
What is your hike [loop or otherwise] in the the cohuttas-details if you please?

chumpchange
2012-05-11, 17:24
i would like to do Rough Ridge - Jacks River - Hickory Ridge back to East Cowpen in the fall.

would also like to do Panther Creek loop some time.

you?

wishbone
2012-05-11, 17:49
coming back from panther creek to east cowpen is short but tough.beware of hunters in season on the flats.never done rough ridge back to cowpen but i would suspect due to elevation it would be hard

chumpchange
2012-05-11, 17:58
they named it right. here's some pics from my trek:

http://s1109.photobucket.com/albums/h426/clownbird/Rough%20Ridge%20Trail-Cohutta/

Cuffs
2012-05-11, 18:04
Done the Conasauga. Loved it! Doing the Jacks end of this month.

wishbone
2012-05-11, 18:16
alabama,thats where i;m from till i retired in blue ridge georgia.great place. need you up here buddy/wishbone

Cuffs
2012-05-11, 18:21
well shit. I guess I better get to changing that... (old news)

wishbone
2012-05-11, 18:36
whether if your bood is orange and blue or crimson and white ,bears don't know the difference

wishbone
2012-05-11, 19:53
cuffs to those folks outside the greagt state of alabama/do ya'll know what a seven course meal in la [lower alabama ]is===a six pack and a possum

Cuffs
2012-05-11, 19:56
No. It's possum on the half shell.

wishbone
2012-05-11, 20:09
ezssxcuse me cffs,i didn't know you were so socilly correct.have you ever try to split a possum in half[king solomon style].the only way to eaqt a possum is whole.

wishbone
2012-05-11, 20:16
cuffers/i guess you are really reffweing to armidillos on the half shell/that's makes sense .i apogize

southmark
2012-05-11, 21:23
wishbone, u from la? if so what part?

wishbone
2012-05-11, 21:36
southmark my wife is cajunand her dad is from enice la, \but even with the semem flow between the parties ,i am bornd lower alabama and restricted from it=born to be wise

wishbone
2012-05-11, 21:43
southmark my apoligges]]] la is lower alabama not la. wheres is my mind--i was born and rwaised in luverne alabama and latter carrea9red in dothan

southmark
2012-05-11, 21:49
wishbone, i know that la is lower alabama. i was born and raised in red level near andalusia

Kanga
2012-05-11, 22:03
southmark my wife is cajunand her dad is from enice la, \but even with the semem flow between the parties ,i am bornd lower alabama
and restricted from it=born to be wise
i'd suggest you change the wording but i'm afraid you'd do worse.

wishbone
2012-05-11, 23:08
sothermnarkie--- my granddaddy was born in in covington co. i used to have a cabin on gnatt lake. as to kangi above =you must have been swewish// bless your heart.my wording is less than desiearable;;but when i sentenceed a man to 99 years he said i can't do that ;;i said do the best you can..do likewise.read my posts;my freind

Lugnut
2012-05-11, 23:15
I think Wishbone may be drunk! :aetsch:

dixicritter
2012-05-11, 23:46
I think Wishbone may be drunk! :aetsch:

I'm thinking the same thing.

Tipi Walter
2012-05-12, 11:34
What happened to the Cohutta thread??

wishbone
2012-05-12, 13:54
read your journal last year on your cohutta trip.very good.i hope you do it again.

chumpchange
2012-05-12, 14:49
the 11 day hike? i read that too. awesome! during that drought had to be tough.

Tipi Walter
2012-05-12, 15:16
Thanks for the blurbs. It was supposed to be a 15 day hike but the heat broke my spirit so when I got back I immediately loaded the car for a 19 swaray up to Mt Rogers with its 50F nights.

http://www.trailspace.com/assets/6/5/f/63071/TRIP-122-218.jpg

I lived in the headnet for pretty much the whole trip. Here's camp near Jacks River on the Rough Ridge trail. The Cohuts are huge and I barely scratched the surface.

wishbone
2012-05-12, 18:46
if you do the cohuttas again,be honored to give you a shuttle

wishbone
2012-05-12, 19:52
weather in cohuttas is at weather cohuttas.com.==better than weather channel

Cuffs
2012-05-12, 21:00
Wishbone, are you in the cohuttas area? Jacks/ Conasauga?

Tipi Walter
2012-05-12, 21:20
if you do the cohuttas again,be honored to give you a shuttle

Thanks for the offer and I will put your name in my "Cohutta Folder" along with the maps and interweb trip reports by various backpackers I've found over the years. I'd like to pull a long November trip in the Cohut---when it's cooler. My whole trip was one big loop---see below:

** Parked at Thunder Rock campground and took the BMT (on several trails) to Big Frog Mt.
** BMT to Double Springs Gap (steep down!) and Hemp Top to Penitentiary Branch.
** Pent. to Jacks, the Falls and up Beech Bottoms by Beech creek for a night.
** Back to Jack and down to Rice Camp trail. The ford over Jacks WAS SLICK.

** Rice Camp up to Hickory Creek to Conasauga River and up Panther Creek (the nutbuster of the Cohut).
** East Cowpens to Hickory Ridge to Jacks and Rough Ridge jct (above picture).
** Jacks to Beech Bottoms up to Big Frog Loop roadwalk.
** Chestnut Mt trail to Hemp Top West and onto Big Frog Mt again.

** Exit as entrance, Fork Ridge, Rough Creek, West Fork 303/305 and OUT.

wishbone
2012-05-13, 09:04
cuffs;one mile from jack's store on highway 2,a few up the road is watson'gap-eastern entrance to wilderness area

Kanga
2012-05-13, 11:01
do you do shuttles?..

wishbone
2012-05-14, 01:52
just from watson gap or somewhere near to jack's river store for re-supply or to your car in the southern or eastern part of the cohuttas.lady that owns store will also do shuttle but she charges

Kanga
2012-05-14, 10:30
i'll be up there friday next. i'd appreciate a shuttle to the trail head if you think you could swing it?

SGT Rock
2012-05-14, 11:38
We really need to get a good shuttle person in the Tellico area.

Tipi Walter
2012-05-14, 11:57
We really need to get a good shuttle person in the Tellico area.

Does Rick Harris do regular shuttles? If I ever retire from humpage I may take it on although it requires a close relationship with telephones---and being available.

SGT Rock
2012-05-14, 14:48
Does Rick Harris do regular shuttles? If I ever retire from humpage I may take it on although it requires a close relationship with telephones---and being available.

Not a lot. He still does some work for his practice up in Ohio and then does his own hiking - like this month he is doing the BMT in the Smokies. Ewker is looking to do some hiking in the area and there is no one I can just point him to that works the section from Occoee to Twentymile regularly.

wishbone
2012-05-14, 14:59
kanga suttlle from where to where

Kanga
2012-05-14, 19:54
pm sent.

wishbone
2012-05-15, 15:37
wife and i went a few miles and back on rough ridge trail off of east cowpen-beautiful.got back to the jeep just before the rain started.never been to end of trail at jack's river.is there a good campsite there?also is how the ford down to hickory ridge trail.if there is more let me know.if anyone has done this loop how is the hickory ridge trail going south to north or opposite

chumpchange
2012-05-15, 16:36
there are a couple of good campsites at the end of RRT. if i'm not mistaken, you can keep going straight and not cross the river to find a spot.

i crossed the river and stepped back to the right on JRT just a few steps and camped directly across the river from RRT.

best if you make the descent while its dry. i did it right after a good rain and had to take it slow and easy lest i scuff me bum. some spots are slick and steep.

Tipi Walter
2012-05-15, 17:29
wife and i went a few miles and back on rough ridge trail off of east cowpen-beautiful.got back to the jeep just before the rain started.never been to end of trail at jack's river.is there a good campsite there?also is how the ford down to hickory ridge trail.if there is more let me know.if anyone has done this loop how is the hickory ridge trail going south to north or opposite

It's easy to confuse the two trails, Hickory Ridge and Rough Ridge (not to mention there's a Hickory Creek trail too). When accessing Jacks River from Beech Bottoms trail, Hickory Ridge trail begins on the other side of Jacks with a very easy wide ford when the water's normal. There are a couple small campsites at the Hickory Ridge trailhead but not my favorite. In fact, when I did the trail from East Cowpen I scooted across Jacks a couple times upstream just so I could use the fine campsite at the trailhead to Rough Ridge. The fotog herein was taken at this campsite, in fact.