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    Fall Hang at James "Sloppy" Floyd State Park

    Well we are looking at putting together a one night hang on October 8, 2011 at James "Sloppy" Floyd State Park. This is a beautiful park here in NW Georgia in small town of Summerville. The new head Park Ranger is really wanting to make some changes to the park and get some activity going. What is being proposed is a $5.00 a person fee and then $5.00 parking fee for the hang. The park has two lakes where you can fish if you desire. There is also several trails to mosey on, then there are some trails that are good hiking that tie into the Pinhoti Trail. Also there is a Marble Mine you can hike to and see. We are looking at using the Pioneer Campground area, should be plenty of trees. In the Pioneer area there is also 4 small shelters, picnic tables, fire pits, and porta potties facilities. If things go well this time we might try to make it a two night hang next year, if any is interested come on down and enjoy the evening. Also you can go to the state parks webpage located at the bottom of the page to see a little about the park.
    Hope we have several to attend and if you have any questions just ask.

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    James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park Webpage.
    http://www.gastateparks.org/JamesHFloyd/

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    A hang so close to home...adding it to the calendar.

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    I have to try and make this. One question, I have a State Park yearly parking pass so I guess that means that I would not have to pay the $5 parking fee, right?

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    Nope if you have a state park annual pass then you don't have to pay the $5.00 parking fee

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    Hope to make this hang, sounds like fun!!

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    Put me down as a maybe...we love camping at Sloppy Floyd. One of our favorite State Parks.

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    I'm going to look into making this my first group hang. I'll confirm one way or the other as soon as possible.

    Good job of getting them to add the announcement to the website's page! A great promotion of hammock hanging.

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    FWIW, there are two trails from the park up to the top of the ridge where the Pinhoti runs. It can be hiked as a short loop, by connecting the two trails via hiking the Pinhoti for a 1/4 mile or so.

    I remember there being a nice overlook. I really enjoyed hiking that ridge earlier this year when finishing the P.

    It would also be possible to 'hike in' to the hangout from any Pinhoti trailhead.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Those are some great trails to mess around on, as a matter of fact I will be doing 12 miles up there on Saturday. I normally do around 24 miles a week on that set of trails. Such Fun!

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    Sounds like a good time. Count me in.

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