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    Jacks' River Trip (6/16-6/17/12)

    I've been wanting to get up to Jack's River for 3 years now. This weekend I was able to make it work out time wise. I met my friend at 5 AM to head to the trail. We got there about 8 AM and headed out.


    The trail was gorgeous. Very wide for the most part. It follows the river all the way for 10 miles or so (not confirmed, but was definitely somewhere between 7-10 miles) all the way to the falls.


    However, then we reached the first of 24 water crossings! Most were easy. Some were NOT. The blazes disappeared and finding the other side of the trail at times was VERY difficult. Numerous times we just walked along IN the river til we could see a trail up on the bank.


    We stopped numerous times to try our hand at fishing. I saw MANY trout but could not get them to even pay attention to my lure. However, I did catch 2 small fish.


    This is Jack's River waterfall. I didn't get the really good picture of the larger falls. But you can sort of make out how high they were.


    We then backtracked a few miles (due to not be allowed to camp a mile or so within the falls area) and made camp. I'm happy to report all my gear worked well. The hammock was very comfortable, the underquilt was warm although (intentionally) too short. This caused my feet to get chilly. I eventually got my blue pad under my feet and all was well.


    This was the first REAL field use of the Zelph Woodgaz. Everything was wet from the previous night's rain. However after some "persuasion", I was able to get a good fire going and boil water for my meal. It burned as expected and nothing was left but ash.


    The night was uneventful and woke up to the sound of the river as it rushed by. Glorious! The next morning we wanted to see how quickly we could make it back so I didn't get many pics. However, we did see a family of otters playing in the water. That was really a treat!

    All in all, a fantastic trip! I can't wait to go back!

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    Was this I'm missouri?

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    North Georgia.

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    The Cohutta Wilderness (with all it's shade and rivers) is one of the best areas to head to during the hot months. Thanks for sharing your trip report.

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    Awesome photos and that sure is a lot of water crossings. Glad you had fun!

    Fronkey

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    Sounds like a great time. The pictures are great too. Thanks for sharing!

    Jay

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    I love the Jack's River...for that matter all the Cohutta wilderness. Sounds like you had a blast.

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    Super Jealous!!! Looks like a great way to spend the Father's Day weekend. I really like your set up and I am glad it performed well for you this weekend.
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