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    Foothills Trail

    I Am Planning A Trip To The Foothills Trail Around Oct. Third Or Fourth.i Am Only About An Hour Or So From The Trail.if Every Thing Works Out Hope To See Some One Out Their.

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    here's a nice report that jeff did on his foot hills hike.
    http://www.tothewoods.net/FTDay1.html
    i believe at least a couple others here have done part or all of it.
    i'd like to myself some day. looks like a nice hike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    looks like a nice hike.
    It's an extremely nice hike. I consider it my "home" trail and have stopped counting the amount of times that I've walked it.

    It's also an amazingly hammock-friendly area.

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    I'll be on it the first week in October

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    I am still planning to hike the FHT later this year if I have enough vacation time left. I am looking at late September or early October. If I don't get to do it this fall I will try to hike it in the spring of next year.
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    ill be out there with a couple of friends for a week (Aug 13-17) I think we are starting near Burrells Ford. Does anyone know where a detailed trail guide is on line? (a free one) i am planning on going from there to the whitewater river or lake jocassee, then turning around, but i don't know the mileage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitefoot_hp View Post
    ill be out there with a couple of friends for a week (Aug 13-17) I think we are starting near Burrells Ford. Does anyone know where a detailed trail guide is on line? (a free one) i am planning on going from there to the whitewater river or lake jocassee, then turning around, but i don't know the mileage...
    I did the trail in the spring. I have the trail guide and the map, but had to buy both. A local outfitter had the guide, but i had to order the map from the FHT website. A beautiful trail. If anyone needs mileage, or elevation profiles, PM me. When I get home later today, I will look them up for ya. BD
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    Quote Originally Posted by whitefoot_hp View Post
    ill be out there with a couple of friends for a week (Aug 13-17) I think we are starting near Burrells Ford. Does anyone know where a detailed trail guide is on line? (a free one) i am planning on going from there to the whitewater river or lake jocassee, then turning around, but i don't know the mileage...
    When I first started thinking about hiking the FHT a WB member emailed me elevation profiles, a basic trail map, mileage chart (turns, side trail junctions, etc). Send me your email and I will forward the info to you.

    I have the official guide book and topo trail map. The map is all you really need, IMHO.
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    The complete maps and trail profiles are available at GeorgiaHikes.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwalker View Post
    It's an extremely nice hike. I consider it my "home" trail and have stopped counting the amount of times that I've walked it.

    It's also an amazingly hammock-friendly area.
    i just got back from the FHT yesterday, every night i set up my hammock right near a river or stream, which made for great sleeping, very hammock friendly.

    also, numerous swimming holes were a life saver on my trip.

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