Georgia Traverse

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Cartersville, GA
I live in Cartersville and and drive the full Cohutta loop several times a year. I start in Chatsworth and make the complete loop, which takes you on USFS roads up into Tennessee near the Ocoee River before you head south again. We typically camp about the halfway point. Approx. 93 miles all the way around and back out from CCC Camp Road. The good news is there are several opportunities to get back out sooner if you don't wan't to drive the whole thing. Best times are early March or November, preferably weekdays when there aren't as many other folks kicking up dust and competing for campsites!

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Gun Runner 5

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Thomasville, GA
 
 
I live in Cartersville and and drive the full Cohutta loop several times a year. I start in Chatsworth and make the complete loop, which takes you on USFS roads up into Tennessee near the Ocoee River before you head south again. We typically camp about the halfway point. Approx. 93 miles all the way around and back out from CCC Camp Road. The good news is there are several opportunities to get back out sooner if you don't wan't to drive the whole thing. Best times are early March or November, preferably weekdays when there aren't as many other folks kicking up dust and competing for campsites!

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We had hoped to try at least part of the Traverse last Fall but we couldn't get our ducks in a row. We decided to try again this Spring and the Coronavirus reared its ugly head. Maybe this Fall.
 
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ATL
 
 
We had hoped to try at least part of the Traverse last Fall but we couldn't get our ducks in a row. We decided to try again this Spring and the Coronavirus reared its ugly head. Maybe this Fall.
Well, the traverse sounds like social distancing to me, and I’m thinking this also qualifies as “essential travel” - as in essential to keeping your sanity. I got to get out of this #### house!
 
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Cartersville, GA
Well, the traverse sounds like social distancing to me, and I’m thinking this also qualifies as “essential travel” - as in essential to keeping your sanity. I got to get out of this #### house!
There are several private homes way up in there, so imagine you could drive most of it. Trails might be another story. If anything, you can drive CCC Camp Road for several miles and have a great time.
 
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Peachtree City, GA
We have been camping almost half of all weekends the last two months in national Forrest and had no problems at all. Usually off FS roads, sometimes off the road hidden from sight and it’s been fine. I don’t mean to sound indignant but it’s our Forrest and ppl aren’t going to tell me no. Especially when a rational reason cannot be articulated and all required social distancing measures are being heeded.
 
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Atlanta, GA
Are you guys using the downloaded GA Traverse map in Gaia? I downloaded the file but it’s a zip and I can’t put it in the Gaia app
 
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Peachtree City, GA
Are you guys using the downloaded GA Traverse map in Gaia? I downloaded the file but it’s a zip and I can’t put it in the Gaia app
Yeah that’s where I got mine from. I’m using an IPad and I initially had trouble as well. I had to watch a YouTube video or two to figure it out. I think I had to email it to myself which would then let me change the file type if I recall.
 
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