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Last Minute Hike at Gold Branch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Marietta   Hike: Last Minute Hike at Gold Branch   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Sep 10 2020  7:00 am >> Thu, Sep 10 2020 9:00 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 8 2020 4:57 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 9 2020 7:57 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary 'L'
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


I see where another Chattahoochee hike has a long wait list this day so I would like to offer the chance for folks to hike another section.  


I like the beautiful big water here behind the Morgan Falls dam so will plan on maximizing use of the riverside trail and see if we can catch peeks at waterfowl or maybe students rowing crew. 


In any case, the cooler temperatures next to the river and rolling riverside hills will be a pleasant change from the world of concrete. 


The plan is to hike down and along the river in the general direction of the dam and then double back when we hit 2.5 miles or one hour in order to make this hike a 5 mile or 2 hour roundtrip. 


A little of the hillside will have narrow, slanted, and rooty, traverses along the slopes so if you think you might need poles then you probably do need poles.


Our pace will be in the range of 2.5 miles per hour but could be a little slower or a little faster.


There is a $5 parking fee at this location (currently no fee) but there are no restrooms.  Do not leave your valubles visable in your car.



The mask is not required for the hike but feel free to wear one if you are more comfortable.  We will be sure to be careful about spacing during the hike.




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hiking shoes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Coming from downtown Atlanta drive north on Roswell Road; 0.8 miles past I 285 turn left onto Johnson Ferry Road and drive 3.8 miles.  (Note that Johnsons Ferry bears left at Abernathy.) After you cross the river yout turn right onto Lower Roswell Road at Tijuana Joe's and drive 2.2 miles. Turn right at the park sign. 


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