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scri bbles
(scribbles) - F

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Jacks River Falls on 06/21/2010 11:43:23 MDT Print View

Pictures from a dayhike a friend (wearing the Jam) and I did to visit Jacks River Falls in the Cohutta Wilderness. Trip was via Beech Bottom trail. Shot with a Canon SD880is.

Last 3 in the series are videos taken including someone jumping at the falls.

Pictures via Picasa

Edited by scribbles on 06/21/2010 11:45:23 MDT.

Trevor Wilson
(trevor83) - MLife

Locale: ATL -- Zurich -- SF Bay Area
Jacks River Falls on 06/21/2010 12:32:32 MDT Print View

The Jacks River trail is one of my favorite. The last time I did it something got all of our food (I'm sure poor hanging on my part) so we had a hungry hike out the next morning but it was still a lot of fun.

Did you make the jump at the falls? The top jump doesn't look to high when you are looking at it but I remember it feeling really high once you are up there.

Paul Siegel
(PaulSiegel)

Locale: Southern Appalachians
Re: Jacks River Falls on 06/21/2010 12:38:57 MDT Print View

Don't mean to thread jack but Trevor were did you camp? I'm trying to plan a trip and am a bit confused about the best camping in the area.

Paul

Trevor Wilson
(trevor83) - MLife

Locale: ATL -- Zurich -- SF Bay Area
Re: Re: Jacks River Falls on 06/21/2010 12:50:21 MDT Print View

I can't remember the specific spot the first time I did the trail - there was a good campsite along the river maybe about 3/4 of the way to the falls along the Jack's River Trail.

The second time (when I lost my food), there is a good campsite a few minutes walk from the falls on the other side of the river from the trail. Were were able to hop across on rocks to the other side and it was a nice campsite right along the river with room for several tents.

If I remember correctly, there aren't any camping restrictions along the trail and there are several good areas to camp. Sorry I can't be more specific on the campsite locations.

scri bbles
(scribbles) - F

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Re: Re: Jacks River Falls on 06/21/2010 12:52:37 MDT Print View

Yea, I've seen a few bears along the the Jacks in the past. I decided against jumping as I figured hobbling out with a broken leg would be rather unpleasant.

As far as camping along the trail, the only FS restrictions are in the zone immediately surrounding the falls. Either way you come in (either direction on JRT or Beech Bottom) you'll see signs letting you know you've entered that zone. Approved sites are marked by the poles. Just camp a bit before or after the falls and you'll be fine.

Edited by scribbles on 06/21/2010 12:55:06 MDT.