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« on: May 02, 2009, 08:14:34 AM »

Monday; May 25, 2009

9:00 a.m. – Approximately 4:00 p.m.

Description:  The section of the Toccoa River that travels through the Chattahoochee National Forest downstream from Deep Hole Campground is a scenic treasure.  This trip of approximately 7 miles travels past grand riverside “cabins”, then through the forest, and emerges again into pastoral north Georgia countryside near Dial, Georgia.  The river has numerous class II rapids, one class III, along with stretches of flat water, and is considered suitable for beginners.   
Location:  We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Deep Hole Campground canoe launch and set up our shuttle.  To reach the campground travel north of Dahlonega on Hwy 19, turn left onto Hwy 60, continue through Suches and Deep Hole will be on Hwy 60.

Facilities:  Toilets only at put in.

Difficulty: Novice paddlers with considerable river experience. 
Bring: A lunch and water to carry along and we will picnic on river.  You may wish to bring binoculars, hand lens, and camera in a water proof, durable dry bag.  Remember to dress for the weather and do not forget rain gear.  Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and your activity level.  A hat and sunscreen is recommended

Reservations are required by calling Jerry at 770-971-8919.

Limit:  25 persons

Note:   Some persons may be camping at Deep Hole Campground, but it only has 11 spaces.  Therefore, camping may be at informal sites on the nearby Fish Hatchery Road.


Rich Reaves
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