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The Great Outdoors Inc.
227 Market Place Connector

Peachtree City, GA 30269

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We are sorry to announce that we are not operating any of our guided events or classes. We hope to resume in the spring of 2009.

Backpacking:

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Spend a weekend in the wilderness. We offer overnight backpacking trips in the North Georgia Mountains along the Appalachian Trail and in remote areas maintained by the US Forest Service. We provide your dinners, breakfast, all of the gear and an experienced guide. All trips are designed with the beginner in mind. 
No experience required.  Join us and enjoy waterfalls, breath taking views, wildlife and the freedom of the great outdoors.

Cost: (two days one night) $120.00 per person
(Age 10 and up) 2 client minimum.


Suggested / Required gear for backpacking trips...

Backpack. (Provided)
Small tent. (Provided)
Sleeping pad. (Provided)
Sleeping bag. (Provided)
Dinner / Brkfst. (Provided)

Put all cloths that you are not wearing for the first days hike, in a plastic garbage bag.
Please be wearing the boots or shoes that you plan on hiking in. (boots are preferred)

1 - Rain jacket (disposable plastic rain ponchos will be provided free of charge if you
do not have a rain jacket)

1 - Hiking boots or sturdy sneakers. (boots preferred)

1 - Shorts. (nylon swimming shorts work great)

2 - T shirts. (One you are wearing plus one extra. Try to avoid 100% cotton)

1 - Long sleeve shirt (like fleece or thermal underwear)

1 - Long pants. (Very thin, light, nylon exercise pants are perfect)

1 - Long underwear pants. (fall / winter trips only)

1 - Jacket . (Light jacket for summer trips, Insulated for fall / winter trips)

1 - Pair of gloves (depending on expected temperatures)

1 - Pair of skivvies. (Ones you are wearing plus one extra pair)

2 - Socks. (Ones you are wearing plus one extra pair. Try to avoid 100% cotton)

1 - Small flash light or headlamp

1 - Toiletries ( small amount of TP in a ziploc bag, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste)

1 - Small Personal first aid kit for blisters, headache etc.

2 - Snacks. (Cereal bars, Power bars, Slim Jim, granola, M/M's ect.)

Ziploc bag for your trash. You carry it in, you carry it out.

Bear spray (lots of it, you will need it). Note: bring extra bandages if you don't have
any bear spray.

What not to bring.

Saw / ax.
Gasoline / Lighter fluid
Radio
Lantern
Lawn chair
Sodas, premixed sports drinks, ( Bring the powder and mix it at the campsite)
Cooler
Gun.

Dogs are OK, at my discretion, if they are well behaved and on a leash.
(I must meet the dog before the trip)

Just kidding about the bear spray, wanted to see if you were paying attention.


Day Hiking:

Get away for the day on one of our scenic day hikes. Stroll along the trail past a picturesque waterfall, or enjoy the winter views from the summit of a north Georgia Mountain. This can be a family affair. Trail lunch is provided. We also offer custom trips to a falls or along a trail section that you request.

$40.00 per person. Includes trail lunch.
(minimum 3 participants)


      Required / Suggested gear for day hikes.

  • 20 oz water bottle or hydration system.
  • Personal first aid kit for treating minor injuries and blisters.
  • Clothes / Rain wear appropriate for current weather.
  • Bug repellent.
  • Camera.
  • Snack. (trail lunch is included, however it is a good idea to bring your favorite treat)
  • Small backpack or book bag to carry the gear listed above.

All events require a $10.00 deposit at least 10 days prior to the event start date.

 

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