Mon, Oct 28 2019 - Allatoona Pass Battlefield Trails (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Holt Ward
Participants:Holt Ward, Rocky M, Linda H, Wendy B, Dan Space R, Claudia, Dan C, Silvia B, Bruce R, Sherrie G, Shirley N, Judy, Sharon C., Evy

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Write Up:

Today we hike Allatoona Pass, one of the most interesting but lesser used state heritage sites.  This park was the location of two Civil War battles in 1864 and a most interesting railroad cut which pre-dated the war.  While hiking, we learned much about the history of the property starting with a hike along the old Tennessee Wagon Road, visits to two Union forts and nearby earth works, the railcut itself and finally a visit to a Sherman  Necktie.  The middle portion of our hike included a lengthy walk along the shoreline of Lake Allatoona where we saw a wilderness shelter and numerous rock cairns.  All in all, a great day to combine hiking and some history.  ~  Holt