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Post by Guests » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:31 am

I and two of my girlfriends (who would describe themselves more as "enthusiastic" than experienced) are planning a Sat/Sun hike/campout for the first weekend in January. They both have some decent gear. Cold wont deter us, but we might scrap it if it was pouring. You offered to give us some ideas....and I'm taking you up on that. What trails would you suggest for 3 moderately inexperienced lady hikers in winter?

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Post by BirdShooter » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:03 am

Hmmm..... since it's winter, you want to stay in the lower elevations. I'm guessing you don't want to drive more than three hours, but that still leaves a lot of options. So here's a few suggestions:

1. Chattooga River - Ellicott Rock: https://n2backpacking.com/my_hikes/geor ... 01_00D.htm

2. Providence Canyon - https://n2backpacking.com/my_hikes/geor ... 06_97D.htm

3. Middle Saluda River - https://n2backpacking.com/my_hikes/sout ... 08_00D.htm

4. Gorges State Park - https://n2backpacking.com/my_hikes/nort ... 08_02D.htm


It sounds like you are doing one night in the woods, right? If so, all of these hikes are lower elevation, allow campfires, and have something worthwhile to see. Providence Canyon is the furthest south (which means it will be warmer), and it's really a great place. There are a lot of day hikers in the canyon, but I don't expect you will see too many people on the Backcountry Trail where you can camp for the night in one of six sites. Have fun. Let me know how it goes or if you have any questions.

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Post by Tree Top Flyer » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:22 pm

Good choices, Shooter.
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