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Wolf Moon Hike by the Hooch with FREE Jones Bridge Ed Center parking + Optional Party & Campfire

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Free Parking lot of CRNRA Environmental Education Center near Roswell, GA   Hike: Wolf Moon Hike by the Hooch with FREE Jones Bridge Ed Center parking + Optional Party & Campfire  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 27 2018  2:50 pm >> Sat, Jan 27 2018 4:50 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 24 2018 4:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 27 2018 1:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Charlie Cottingham
Jerry K
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Event & Weather Update as of Sat AM Jan 27th:  This Hike is definitely still on!  NOTE that it's NOT our usual Meetup Spot for AOC Jones Bridge Hikes!!  We can expect comfortable temperatures in the high 50s both for this event and for the optional "Winter Gathering" just afterward - with separate AOC registration, hosted by our CRNRA friends. Although it will be cloudy and misty today, less than 1/10th inch of rain is expected until very late tonight.  If you've registered for the post-hike Gathering there's great shelter inside the Ed Center and on its huge adjoining covered deck.  Let's each carry a little lightweight rain gear or umbrella in case we need it for the hike or party, and we'll be fine!  -Charlie 

Join us for this scenic 2-hour afternoon hike in the beautiful "Jones Bridge unit" of the Chattahoochee River Nat'l Recreation Area between Roswell and Norcross. We'll be on the same riverside trails that we enjoy on our usual hikes there, with the exception that we'll begin in the FREE parking lot of the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center - See special Directions & GPS info below.  The Ed Center is located about a mile west of the main Jones Bridge Park entrance and public lot.  We'll gather by the Ed Center a few minutes before 2:50 PM and hike eastward to the usual parking vicinity and back - i.e. a "Reverse Jones Bridge."

Immediately following the hike, you're all urged to stay and enjoy the annual "Wolf Moon Winter Gathering," including a free Dinner Party & Campfire at the Education Center.  Please see our separate AOC event posting about our participation and sign up if you're interested.  It's hosted each year by our good friend, Jerry Hightower and other CRNRA rangers and supporters.  We had a blast last year!  Click this link for that AOC article:

Required Items to Bring:

- Wear comfortable Hiking Boots or Shoes

- Weather-appropriate Attire

- Water

- Great Attitude :)

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

- Consider carrying a little lightweight Rain Gear in case we get a shower.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions to the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, located near 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022
GPS Users can enter this concise Lat/Lon as your Destination Address, being sure to include the comma and minus sign:  33.9899, -84.2582

1.  Take Exit 7GA-140, "Holcomb Bridge Road,
2.  Turn eastward (toward Norcross) and go about 4 miles  to the traffic light at Barnwell Rd. (CVS on right here & Kroger on left).
3. Turn Left onto Barnwell Rd and go about 0 .7 mile and look for the brown & white "Environmental Ed. Ctr" sign on your right.
4.  Turn Right into the small entrance road and go about 0.2 mile to the gravel & grass parking area where we'll gather for the hike - just beyond the big Education Center building.

1.  Take Exit 99GA-140, "Jimmy Carter Blvd."
2.  Turn northwestward on GA-140 (toward Norcross and Roswell) and go about 6.6 miles to the traffic light at Barnwell Road.  (En route via GA-140 you'll cross Peachtree Industrial Blvd - where Jiimmy Carter Blvd. becomes becomes Holcomb Bridge Rd, and also cross the Chattahoochee River bridge.)
3. Turn Right onto Barnwell Rd and go 0.7 mile.  As discussed above look for the Ed Center entrance on your right beside the brown & white sign,
4.  Turn Right into the small entrance road and go about 0.2 mile to the gravel & grass parking area where we'll gather for the hike - just beyond the big Ed. Center building. 

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