Johnson's Crook, GA

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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Mar 2, 2012 3:32 pm

trogman wrote::sad: Darn!
Who knows, though. If the owners filed bankruptcy, I assume the land will be sold one way or another soon. Maybe the SCCI or the land trust will still end up getting some of it.

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Rumor has it that they filed bankruptcy to prevent the public sale and that they could have a potential new buyer that will pay more for it than what it was auctioned for... But who knows of course these are just web rumors... I would hope that the Land Trust and the SCCi could both obtain this land in the future if it is offered again.
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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby Amazingracer » Mar 2, 2012 10:35 pm

What Kelly said.
A new developer can now buy the whole tract for cheap and try to turn a profit again. Odds are they will bankrupt themselves, then some one else buys the tract to make it profitable. Eventually the land becomes so cheap that some one could buy it for dirt cheap and actually turn a profit.
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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Aug 8, 2013 3:31 pm

Looks like the Lula Lake Land Trust was FINALLY successfull in purchasing the land in Johnson's Crook -

http://chattanoogan.com/2013/8/8/256611 ... Acres.aspx
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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby trogman » Aug 8, 2013 4:24 pm

UnderGroundEarth wrote:Looks like the Lula Lake Land Trust was FINALLY successfull in purchasing the land in Johnson's Crook -

http://chattanoogan.com/2013/8/8/256611 ... Acres.aspx


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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby graveleye » Aug 9, 2013 7:57 am

so does this mean we may get to cave there sometime soon or are they going to keep them closed?
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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Aug 9, 2013 3:31 pm

On the Lula Lake Land Trust facebook page, I asked if they were going to be working with the SCCi about access to the caves on the land they acquired.

Here is what they said:

"The Georgia Land Trust has already begun that process, especially in honor of Chuck Henson, a great soul & partner on this epic project."
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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby graveleye » Aug 11, 2013 7:44 am

great news!
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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby rebelfirefighter » Aug 12, 2013 3:50 pm

very very good news
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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby DStud » Aug 18, 2013 8:41 am

Great news! Lots and lots of great land there.
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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Jun 2, 2014 12:59 pm

Update on the developers (they are going to JAIL for what they did in Johnson's Crook)....

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2014/5/29/2 ... -Gott.aspx
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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby graveleye » Jun 3, 2014 9:34 am

44 million dollars... $44,000,000. :yikes: Thanks a lot of dough they made off with.
We're lucky they didn't dynamite the whole area.
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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby DStud » Oct 10, 2015 9:04 am

Looks like SCCi got Johnson's Crook and over 30 other caves in the area!! They are the one membership I make sure to keep renewed, HUGE thanks to them!
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Re: Johnson's Crook, GA

Postby DavidViggiano » Oct 30, 2015 8:27 am

New guy here, although I've been caving for years - after a long break (family, work, life, you know). Had a co-worker last year drag me back into it. :clap: As a Covenant College student in the late 80's we'd go to JC fairly often. I was saddened when I learned it was closed. I was trying to recall the last trip, I think it was in 1991? All we had was a set of TAG maps and never made it to any of the other caves in the area. I'm excited to be heading back. Sunday three of us are heading up there from Atlanta. A big THANK YOU to the SCCI, all supporters, the Ga-Al Land Trust, and tons of others I can't even begin to name.
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