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  • Foot Hills Trail Hike Planned March 2019

    This will be my second go at hiking the Foot Hills Trail in SC. Had to canx the first attempt as my gall bladder decided it did not want to play nice any more and had to be removed.

    My youngest son will be joining me for the hike.

    The plan is to spend one night at the Yates Place Hammock Hang and then head on down to SC to start the hike.

    I will be posting my planning notes, gear list, food list ect and comments are welcomed.

    Of course I will be hammock camping. I also plan to take my dog Sam along as he loves being out in the woods as was with us camping out at the Frosty Butt Hang where it got down to 19 degrees.

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    Note I am providing this information to my son....

    Saturday 9 March


    Meet at Yates Place Campground Yates Place Campground


    700 Dusty Level Rd

    Troy, NC 27371



    Google Maps will take you to Yates Place. You will turn onto a dirt road ( Dusty Level Road ) and it will take you to Yates Place. Hard to miss as the road turns Right at camp ground and there will be a lot of cars there as there is a group hang there that weekend.



    Yates Place is west of Troy NC



    Dinner....there is a group meal Saturday night at the hang.


    Sunday 10 March AM


    Breakfast....we can get something on the road

    Lunch....we can get something on the road

    Dinner....fix something


    We will drive our cars to Table Rock SP SC

    est drive time 4 hours ( about 200 miles )


    We will park your car at Table Rock SP and take mine

    to leave food cashes and then head to Occone SP where we will leave my car and start hike. . Depending on how long it takes to leave food cashes and drive to Occone SP we may spend the night and leave on hike on Monday AM. If we can, we will leave on hike Sunday PM. This will give us 6 days to do the hike with 1 day extra in case of problems like not being able to hike one day due to rain.


    Finish hike at Table Rock SP. Depending on time of day when we get to Table Rock SP we may either spend night and then drive back to Occone SP to get my car or get my car first. Drive home.

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      Foot Hills Trail Blazes
      Foot Hills Trail White
      Sassafras Mt to Ceasar's Head SP Blue
      Ceasar's Head SP to River Falls Road Blue
      Eastatoe Gorge Spur Yellow
      Spur to Lower Whitewater Falls Blue
      Spur to Bad Creek parking area Blue
      Fork Mt Loop Reddish Orange

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        Initial meal planning...rough. Have to add mid AM and PM snacks. This plan allows for extra days of meals we will not ( hope we don't ) need.

        Freeze Dried meals will also include dehydrated meals and DIY meals

        Breakfast can be Instant Oatmeal, Instant Grits or Instant Creame of Wheat. I like to add bacon bits to my grits. Maybe Spam one AM

        Lunches will be gears towards foil packs of Tuna or Chicken

        Will take something fresh like a steak for first nights meal

        Foot Hills Trail Planning
        Day One Travel to Table Rock SP Brk On Road Will want
        Lunch On Road snacks for hike
        Dinner At Park
        Stash 4 days of
        Day Two Stash supplies Brk At Park Food + TP
        Start Hike Oconee SP Lunch At Park
        Dinner On trail
        Day Three D-1 of Hike Brk Grits/Oatmeal
        Lunch Tuna Fish
        Dinner Freeze Dried
        Day Four D-2 of Hike Brk Grits/Oatmeal
        Lunch Chicken
        Dinner Freeze Dried
        Day Five D-3 of Hike Brk Grits/Oatmeal
        Lunch Tuna Fish
        Dinner Freeze Dried
        Day Six D-4 of Hike Brk Grits/Oatmeal
        Lunch Chicken
        Dinner Freeze Dried
        Day Seven D-5 of Hike Brk Grits/Oatmeal
        Lunch Tuna Fish
        Dinner Freeze Dried
        Day Eight D-6 of Hike Brk Grits/Oatmeal
        Lunch Chicken
        Dinner Freeze Dried

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