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Forest Loop Trail Hike at Island Ford with Ranger Hightower
|Event Location:||9160 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jan 25 2020 1:00 pm >> Sat, Jan 25 2020 3:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Jan 22 2020 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Jan 25 2020 11:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Gayle M.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|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|
Join Ranger Hightower for a moderately paced hike thru Island Ford learning all about the vegetation & wildlife along the trail. You MUST register with the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at 678-538-1200. Then register here with the AOC.
This is the write-up by Ranger Hightower:
National Park Service Naturalist Jerry
Hightower for a Hike through the oak
hickory forest along the ridges
overlooking Island Ford Shoals. Hike
along the river and see where the
prehistoric Sixes Trail crossed the river
at Island Ford and walk into a naturally
occurring rock overhang used as shelter
by the first human residents of the river
corridor. We should see signs of the
abundant wildlife, such as paw prints in
the soft mud. However, seeing great blue
herons taking flight, salamanders in a
stream, or an osprey overhead is not
We will meet at the park visitor center located in the Historic Hewlett Lodge at 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350. Use 9160 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 for navigation devices. www.nps.gov/chat
Facilities: Restrooms are located in the visitor center
Bring: Remember to dress for the weather and wear very comfortable hiking shoes. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and your activity level. Carry water. You may wish to bring binoculars, hand lens, notebook, and camera.
Note: A $5. daily entrance fee or an annual pass is required.
required by calling 678-538-1200.
|How to Get There:|
9160 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA
northbound US 19 and GA 400
southbound US 19 and GA 400
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