|Event Location:||Powers Island Entrance off Interstate North - Sandy Springs|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Sep 11 2021 7:30 am >> Sat, Sep 11 2021 11:30 am|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Sep 7 2021 9:09 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Sep 11 2021 7:30 am|
|Event Duration:||4 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Gary 'L'|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Photo credit: Joyce Taffe
A minumum of a completed D3 hike in the last 2 weeks is required to qualify for this hike.
We plan to start at the Powers Island lot which hopefully will be less populated than other lots this weekend.
This hike will involve two sister units of the CRNRA - - on opposite sides of the Chattahoochee River. We'll start at the infrequently used Powers Island parking lot.
We will catch some river views as we cross the bridge over the Chattahoochee to Cochran Shoals.
When we cross Terrell Creek, we will take the boardwalk and head into the forest to follow the Creek as far as the trail will take us.
At the circle where 3 trails meet, we will have our turnaround point where we will take the non-bike, hiking-only trail southbound toward the Columns Drive end of the Unit. Along the way, we will pass the historic Scribner Family cemetary.
Once at the bottom of the river valley, we will hike along the non-bike, hiking-only trail river trail that parallels the main trail southward as we continue our return.
When our time is complete, we will cross over the Chattahoochee to the Powers Island parking lot.
There is a $5 parking fee at this location if you don't have an annual pass. Parking must be done online either at home or before the hike through your smartphone.
Please keep a mask with you to use when social distancing isn't possible.
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the Cochran Shoals Interstate North parking lot!!! This is the parking lot across the river at POWERS ISLAND.
|How to Get There:|
Riveredge Ln NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 or
For Google Maps, type Powers Island to plot the location.
From eastbound Interstate 285
From westbound Interstate 285
Bathrooms are available at this location. We will park near this building.
Parking pass required to park in this CRNRA area
IF YOU DON'T SEE THE POWERS ISLAND SIGN, YOU'RE AT THE WRONG PARKING LOT!!
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