GT Trailblazers invites you to our Fall Break trip to Cloudland Canyon State Park!
Brimming with stunning waterfalls, gorgeous canyons, and forest as far as the eye can see, this land in the heart of the North Georgia is the perfect getaway for the busy Georgia Tech student. Our trip includes an afternoon exploring the charming town of Chattanooga, two days of taking in the views through scenic day hikes, followed by a day of service work to support keeping the State Park beautiful and accessible for all visitors.
Alongside a park ranger, our work may involve building needed trail infrastructure, maintaining existing trails, and removing damaging invasive species. Trails we will hike will take around the canyon rims exposing panoramic views of forested mountains, scenic rivers and waterfalls, and will be accessible to all skill levels. In addition to hiking and trail service, there will be ample opportunity for stargazing, campfire songs, getting to know your fellow Tech students, and unwinding from the hustle and bustle of school.
This is a great alternative break option which includes important and purposeful service activity, a stress relieving getaway from school, and the chance to meet some great new people.
There are a total of 15 spots available so tell your friends and sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot. The cost of the trip is in the range of $50-100 (depending on number of people signed up) which includes everything required- the camping fee, food (excluding lunch in Chattanooga), transportation, recreation, and shelter! The $20 payment to reserve your spot will go towards your trip payment.
Logistics-wise, we will be leaving campus Saturday morning October 12th, camping in tents at a car-accessible campsite in the forest, and returning Tuesday October 15th in the afternoon.
Use the payment link and form below to submit your payment information for consideration for the trip. There will be a $20 dollar down payment to hold your spot that goes toward your trip payment. Your submission for this trip will not be complete until both the payment and the form information have been received. You will need to submit a scanned copy of your driver's license/picture ID and health insurance card in the Google Form.