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Thread: NW GA Hang?!!

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    guess I dont know my right from left

    according to the directions above johns mntn outlook access rd is FS 208 then pilchers pond access rd is on the left just before - the Keown falls access rd which is 702 on the right


    http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.61710,...0Mountain%20GA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    guess I dont know my right from left

    according to the directions above johns mntn outlook access rd is FS 208 then pilchers pond access rd is on the left just before - the Keown falls access rd which is 702 on the right


    http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.61710,...0Mountain%20GA
    Haha... the pond is visible on the TERRAIN display. It is not obvious on the SATELLITE display and is not shown on the TOPO display. It took me a while to locate that pond too.

    The old road bed to the pond is shown on the TOPO display... I think.
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    Mandydawn and myself are still planning on being there. We will be driving over on Friday afternoon and hopefully making camp that night. Are we doing a group cook or are we fending for ourselves through the weekend?
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    I'm trying to make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    Mandydawn and myself are still planning on being there. We will be driving over on Friday afternoon and hopefully making camp that night. Are we doing a group cook or are we fending for ourselves through the weekend?
    bigbamaguy if others want to do a cookout works for me.
    I had planned to fend for myself.

    There's prob a store close enough so once folks arrive - that decision can be made then? Thoughts? I'll mention it to my few friends who might be joining us (non hammock members. maybe we can convert a few )

    Maybe others will chime in....

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    I was just at Pilcher's Pond this morning and had breakfast with a couple of other hangers that showed up around midnight. It turns out that it is on the Pinhoti Trail and the parking area is the trailhead for GA sections 10 & 11. http://www.georgiapinhoti.org/TrailG...rnMountain.htm

    I hiked to the pond and saw the directions for the Pinhoti Trail at the sign board, hiked the Pinhoti Trail to John's Mountain, then the other side of the loops the John's Mountain Loop Trail and the Keown Falls Loop Trail make back to the Pinhoti Trail, and then backtracked back along the Pinhoti Trail to Pilcher's Pond. There are a lot of hiking opportunities. I may hike in on the Pinhoti Trail starting from Snake Gap next weekend.

    Don't be fooled by the smaller pond that is about 1/4 mile in and is marked B on the map posted above, it is the larger pond that is about a mile in. Just follow the Pinhoti Trail markings- white blaze or a small diamond shaped sign with a turkey track. The nearest privy is at Keown Falls parking area on the other side of GA136-- about 2 miles away from Pilcher's Pond. People fish at the pond and bike travel is okay, at least from the trailhead parking at GA136 to the pond and along GA136 (I saw several on GA136)... but not horse travel, although I did see horse shoe prints.

    The trailhead is about a 100 hundred yards or so north of the marked road to Keown Falls and on the opposite side of the road. There is no signage referring to Pilcher's Pond at the trailhead and any signage is in reference to the Pinhoti Trail... so think Pilcher's Pond on the PINHOTI TRAIL.

    There is a little history to the Pilcher family that settled in that area in the 1840s. Their family cemetery is not too far from the pond and is worth the side trip. The pond was made in the early 1990s (and is why it is not on the topo maps that have not been updated since then) by a small earthen dam and stocked with fish. On the way in, the Pinhoti Trail branches off to the left from the main roadbed. It turns out that that branch forms a loop over the earthen dam; the cemetary is located on the non-Pinhoti side of that loop on a side road that goes 50 yards or so. It is a photo opp as the cemetery proudly points out their ancestry and some of its involvement in the Civil War.
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    great report YoungBlood! thanks for all the info
    sounds like you had a good day

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    ShadowAlpha sorry i wont be able to make this trip. the scout need some help at cloudland and some family stuff pop up.

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    here's the list I have for 26-27 MAR weekend Hang in NW GA

    Shadow Alpha + 3
    hall312
    Met77
    Bigbamaguy & Mandydawn
    Hangnout (possibly)
    Ewker +1 (maybe?)
    AvgJoe
    SouthMark (maybe)
    MedicineMan
    Framling (maybe)
    jalford
    GGT (definite maybe)
    dmrichm (definite maybe)
    Awestberry

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    Quote Originally Posted by BACKSPACE View Post
    ShadowAlpha sorry i wont be able to make this trip. the scout need some help at cloudland and some family stuff pop up.
    Backspace - will miss you on this trip. hope to catch up to you soon!

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