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    Cohutta Guidelines

    Hey All,
    This link shows the guidelines for camping in the Jacks River area in the Cohutta Wilderness. They only permit camping from November until the end of March. Also apparently camp fires are prohibited, probably also meaning wood stoves. Just FYI.

    http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?...gement&WID=130

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    Quote Originally Posted by Met77 View Post
    Hey All,
    This link shows the guidelines for camping in the Jacks River area in the Cohutta Wilderness. They only permit camping from November until the end of March. Also apparently camp fires are prohibited, probably also meaning wood stoves. Just FYI.

    http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?...gement&WID=130
    Good link Met77 - thank you!

    it notes this - so there must be someplace designated that is ok to camp during this time at Beech Bottom
    CAMPSITE RESTRICTION - IN DESIGNATED SITES ONLY

    Camping in the Jacks River area, except camping at designated campsites in the Beech Bottom area from November 1 through March 31.

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    it also notes a group more than 12 people is prohibited :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    Hey Peachstaters, can a Bama hanger come and join the party??????
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    And of course a Bama guy can join us - not just for GA residents - just picking a GA spot
    Well heck, if you'll take bamaguy, then I know I am welcome. I may be interested in a Memorial Day activity. But don't expect any Dutch ovens with me if we are hiking in.
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    Alpha:
    Thank you........

    BS:
    I look forward to seeing you and Ian again........bummed about the DO (I can always bring the baglady cart!!!!) but the woods are what its about.
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    I voted for Cohutta in May over the Memorial day weekend
    Just have to watch the rain since there are so many creek crossing

    of course this is assuming someone from Tn can come
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    Quote Originally Posted by Met77 View Post
    Hey All,
    This link shows the guidelines for camping in the Jacks River area in the Cohutta Wilderness. They only permit camping from November until the end of March. Also apparently camp fires are prohibited, probably also meaning wood stoves. Just FYI.

    http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?...gement&WID=130
    They're real protective about the Falls area because of the years of abuse. There's plenty of places to camp down the river about a mile and half near the Rice camp intersection and Jack's River Trail intersection and further down the Jacks River Trail. Just have to hike a little to enjoy the Falls, but it's well worth it ! Beechbottom trail is super easy about 4 miles and is great for newbies. Ricecamp is another easy one, but a tab bit more challenging.We've never had problems with campfires at the campsites I just mentioned.

    There's lots of places to stealth camp too. However, I wouldn't recommend it with a group bigger then three.

    Don't forget the Cohuttas has more then just the Jack's River Falls. Panther Creek Falls is a must see and many really cool sites along the Conasauga River.

    I'm up for a cold weather hang there in Feb or March...lets do it!
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    Colder the better

    I may be the exception but the colder the better for me. Just got back from a 25 degree hang on Tray Mountain and had the AT to myself. It was perfect! 14 miles of hiking and saw not another soul. A January / February hang sounds great to me. I'm a NE GA boy but have no issues traveling west. I'm working on knocking off all 76 miles of the GA AT so anytime anyones coming this way, let me know.

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    Looks like 2 groups can do a get together

    Panthers creek March & Cohutta in May

    I'm actually undecided & can possibly do both

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    NW GA Hang

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    Looks like 2 groups can do a get together

    Panthers creek March & Cohutta in May

    I'm actually undecided & can possibly do both
    Same here.

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    sounds like a plan

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    Looks like 2 groups can do a get together

    Panthers creek March & Cohutta in May...
    Count me in for both.

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