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July 4th Backpacking | by I Am Janosik
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July 4th Backpacking

Cumberland Island Wilderness Area (Georgia), Brickhill Bluff Campsite - I would definitely recommend this national seashore and maritime forest backpacking trip, but don't do it in the summer months unless you're hot weather and humidity acclimated (heat index was 125 F this trip).

 

Excluding a wild horse, we had the Brickhill Bluff camping area to ourselves. There are some nice surprises to reward the 10.5 mile hike north from the Sea Camp ferry dock. There are also plenty of day hiking opportunities from this spot, including a short 2.5 mile run to the Atlantic Ocean side beach.

 

Over the 13 miles hiking along the beach back to Sea Camp (where most people setup camp), we only encountered 1 researcher and 1 family (assuming they were permanent residents). That's my kind of beach.

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Taken on July 4, 2017