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Tempesta Falls at Tallulah Gorge


**IMPORTANT UPDATE**

Very important change about the photo walk tomorrow. The Gorge level is too high to walk to the falls, but they are still doing a hike along the upper rim.

Waterfalls can be seen in the distance with good scenic views. This hike is 2 hours long and lasts from 10-12. A ranger will lead the hike.

Everyone is now going on their own. We will NOT be meeting as a group!

You still would need to make your reservation with them. 706-754-7981. At this time, there may or may not be enough people to do the walk. You will have to contact them.

Field Trip: Tempesta Falls at Tallulah Gorge

Date/Time:  Saturday June 16, 2008, 8:00am-2:00pm

Address:  205 Old Commerce Rd, Athens, GA 30607-1011

Reservations:  (706) 754-7981

Cost: $5/person

Information:

Please read all very carefully!! This is rescheduled from our rained out trip. This is a **Tallulah Gorge** sponsored hike, but several of us are planning to go and thought a few more of you may like to join us. Space is limited so please call (706) 754-7981 to reserve your spot today. We’ll meet at Sandy Creek Nature Center at 8 a.m. to carpool up.

We will drive to Tallulah Gorge State Park, check in by 9:30, and get in a few shots until the hike starts at 10 a.m.

Enjoy the rare opportunity to walk to the base of Tempesta falls. This area is not normally open to the public. This is a short but strenuous hike which consists of going down 310 stairs, getting off the beaten trail to hike down steep embankments and along the river to the base of Tempesta falls. There is a $5 per a person cost. Parking is also $5. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring snacks and lots of water. Children must be 10 or older, no pets.

Officially the hike ends at 12, but we may decide to stick around and spend time shooting in the vicinity afterward. We’ll coordinate those details in the parking lot the morning of with everyone who attends so we can arrange carpools according to what time people want to return. (If you need to return at a precise time, you may wish to drive or coordinate with a driver beforehand.)

Bring a sack lunch!

Panther Creek Photo Walk

Panther Creek Falls is on most lists of Georgia “must see” waterfalls, so we’re going to spend a day hiking the trail and visiting the 4 waterfalls en route, on a day that’s close to the anticipated peak foliage season (though that’s always a bit of a gamble). We’ll meet up Friday October 28 at 7:15 a.m. in the Sandy Creek Nature Center Parking lot and drive up (about 1:20 each way; the PC parking lot fills up by 10), then spend the day hiking. The trail is described as “moderate” and good hiking shoes are recommended. You’ll want to bring lots of water and a lunch, since the trail is 7.8 miles round trip… it will be less intense than hiking straight through since we’ll stop to take pictures along the way 🙂 , but it *is* still a long hike.

If you drive up separately, look on Google Maps for “Panther Creek Trailhead
Old Historic U.S.441, Clarkesville, GA 30523”
NOT “Panther Creek Falls” or “Panther Creek Trail” – that’s something else an extra 2 hours further away 🙂 You’ll want to start at this trailhead unless you’re a gutsy hiker (there’s a trailhead near Yonah Dam that’s shorter but more difficult and for experienced hikers only)… and after you pass THIS rock, http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/panther-creek-recreation-area-clarkesville?select=_jH7-U36AgiS4BnEmoiqIg you should watch for a split in the trail and stay to the left (going uphill) rather than turning right (downhill).

Please check the APG Facebook Page for last minute updates or discussion about the walk.