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    Hickory Creek Trail to Conasauga River Trail 19 May 2011

    Just thought to share my overnight trip with you all.

    Me and my little Cattle Dog Cowgirl hiked the Hickory Creek Trail in the Cohutta Wilderness and stayed overnight along the Conasauga River. Since it was a weekday I suspected that there would be few if any other backpackers and I was right. I came across a few day hikers but nobody else with a backpack filled with treasures to stay the night.
    It was an easy hike with a few shallow rock hopping stream crossings before reaching the intersection of the Conasauga River Trail. The trail is primarily rocks and roots and for the most part, unremarkable. No scenic vistas, basically tree covered, shady with lots of moist muddy spots all along the way. Once reaching the Conasauga River the scenery dramatically improved. Hearing and watching the water roll over rocks and boulders made the hum drum 2 hour hike worth the 3 hour drive.
    I didn't use my StickPix the way that I should have but I did take a few regular pictures that shows the campsite that me and the Girl called home for the night. Since I expected an easy to moderate hike I decided to bring along my 2lb Camp Time Roll-a-chair and a few other luxury items. And, after locating, hauling, sawing and processing a bunch of fire wood, this old woman was glad to have a nice chair with a backrest to relax on.
    Here are a few of the shots:
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    Excellent report Sherpa! Sounds like you and Cowgirl had a nice time out in the woods. Luxury overnighters with campfires and backrests...now that's my kind of night out!

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    Great report, thanks for taking us along and very nice camp setup. The pic of you and the dog - two excellent smiles.
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    You know I've always said . . .

    ". . . there is something to be said, about a chair with a backrest"

    Nice trip, and nice report . . . lots of photos . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ganon414 View Post
    Excellent report Sherpa! Sounds like you and Cowgirl had a nice time out in the woods. Luxury overnighters with campfires and backrests...now that's my kind of night out!--Tim
    Yep I hear you. Sometimes one must live large while in the woods.


    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post
    Great report, thanks for taking us along and very nice camp setup. The pic of you and the dog - two excellent smiles.
    Thank you I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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    You know I've always said . . .

    ". . . there is something to be said, about a chair with a backrest"

    Nice trip, and nice report . . . lots of photos . . .
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    Yes I agree!! At my age, backrests are totally awesome!!

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    Awesome report and a beautiful dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    Awesome report and a beautiful dog.
    Thank you. I love that little rascal

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    That looks awesome. There are few things better in this world than a nice river side site.

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    Thanks for sharing. Seems like trips that start out with "should I have even come here?" always end up with a resounding "Heck Yeah!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by jraffini View Post
    That looks awesome. There are few things better in this world than a nice river side site.

    Oh gosh yea. It was a very nice place to settle in for the night. I always prefer camping next to a stream, river, lake, waterfall, ocean, etc., over a waterless campsite anyday. Unfortunately, I don't always have a choice.

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