Explore Middle GA - Bond Swamp and Ocmulgee National Monument - Sat, Jan 6 2018

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Explore Middle GA - Bond Swamp and Ocmulgee National Monument

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Macon, GA   Hike: Explore Middle GA - Bond Swamp and Ocmulgee National Monument  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 6 2018  7:00 am >> Sat, Jan 6 2018 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Dec 14 2017 7:28 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 5 2018 4:28 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mark P
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
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Join me in exploring some of the trails that middle Georgia has to offer. This trip will involve hiking several trails with a short drive between each.

We'll start by heading southtowards Macon, GA to Bond Swamp National Wildwile Refuge.  We'll start at the Longleaf Pine Trail.  This trail is a 1.9 mile "lollipop" with nice views of southern pine forests.  Next, we'll make a short drive to the Beaver Swamp Trail.  This is a figure 8 trail approximately 1.5 miles.  After hiking both of these trails, we'll make a short drive to the Ocmulgee National Monument.  

Ocmulgee National Monument preserves mounds built by Native Americans over 1000 years ago and has evidence of 17,000 years of human habitation.  There are approximately 6 miles of trails here and depending on the timing, we'll hike 3 to 6 miles, seeing as many of the mounds and historic sites before heading home.  

Disclaimer:  This is all new to me, but I think it will be a fun winter hike.

Dogs are allowed with a 3 dog max, but must be on leash at all times.  

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):140Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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