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Gold Branch - Last Minute "What The Heck" Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Marietta, GA   Hike: Gold Branch - Last Minute   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jan 2 2019  10:00 am >> Wed, Jan 2 2019 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 1 2019 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jan 2 2019 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Holt Ward
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Ok this is VERY last minute but what the heck!  I need to burn off some holiday pounds.  Do you?  If so, join me for this bit of a wander at Gold Branch. 

I will be hiking a mixture of established trails and perhaps a bit of off-trail wandering as well.  If you are adventurous and willing to explore a bit in the woods then join me for this last minute wander.  Who know were we will go. 

The current weather shows a window of no rain Wednesday morning. Of course that can change but for now it looks like an great excuse for a hike.  

With the potential off trail bits I would not recommend this hike for beginners but if you have some good solid D2 experience you should be fine.  

Required Items to Bring:
  • Good hiking shoes or boots
  • Water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Hiking poles if you like though not essential

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Gold Branch is located on Lower Roswell Road between Johnson Ferry Road and Willeo Road.  If you are coming from Johnson Ferry Road, its about 2 miles from Johnson Ferry on the right.  If coming from Roswell Road (via Willeo Road) its also about 2 miles on the left.  There is a Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area sign on Lower Roswell and the parking lot is at the bottom of the hill. 

GPS Coordinates for Gold Branch are (33.984480, -84.385302)

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