2013 John Muir Outing on 4/27 (Wildlands & Wildlife Committee)
Ellicott Rock via the Chattooga River Trail
Join Sierra Club's Wildlands and Wildlife Committee for a 7 mile moderate hike as we explore Georgia’s only designated Wild and Scenic River, the Upper Chattooga, which forms the border of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia in the middle of the Ellicott Rock Wilderness. Brent Martin, Southern Appalachian Regional Director for the Wilderness Society based in Sylva, NC, will provide an overview of some of the threats faced in this area and how increased protection is needed to make sure that commercial encroachment and overuse do not occur. Wilderness areas are necessary protectors of wildlife, bio-diversity, and watersheds and provide critical habitat corridors that will be needed for species to adapt as our climate continues to change.
Saturday, April 27th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Chattooga River Trail Head at Burrell's Ford Bridge (Map location: 34.81463,-83.30488)
Private cars (participants are encouraged to carpool)
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Moderate 7 mile hike
THINGS TO BRING
Water Snacks Sunscreen Insect repellent Hat Rain jacket/pants Appropriate clothing Appropriate footwear to permit you to walk comfortably on land and cross small streams
Caraval/Carpool meet-up ar Exit #4, I985 Commuter Parking Lot @ 7:00am
Brent Martin, Executive Director of Georgia Forestwatch
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."