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Roswells Vickery Creek, Covered Bridge, Bleau Family & Old Mill Waterfall
|Event Location:||Roswell, GA. 30075|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Feb 20 2023 10:00 am >> Mon, Feb 20 2023 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Feb 16 2023 6:01 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Feb 20 2023 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Memphis Russ|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
DUE TO BREAK-INS, LOCK ALL VALUABLES IN YOUR TRUNK and OUT OF SIGHT!
NOT FOR BEGINNERS, DUE TO Somewhat, Faster PACE OF HIKE
Free Parking & Restrooms here!
Join your AOC friends & buddies in our repeated viewing of our favorite residents at Vickery Creek, The Great Blue Heron's Bleau Family, during a conversational hike along Vickery Creek, in Roswell. We will begin our fast pace hike at the Roswell Old Mill Parking Lot at their Covered Bridge for access to Vickery Creek. This moderately challeging loop (covered with many exposed roots & medium size rocks) explores the hills and banks along Big Creek, which powered one of the South's most important mills during the 1800s. It begins at the Roswell's Historical Covered Bridge entrance to Vickery Creek and with the exception of a few short steep stretches alongside the creek-ravine bluffs and gorges, the terrain is fairly level. We will make a scenic loop, including Roswell's Covered Bridge, with ascending entrance steps to the park (Moderate D-2, for 5.3 to 5.6 miles - made up of some 3.5 mph stretches to average almost 3mph for 2 hours). Additionally, the hike includes a stop at the spillway dam, which fed the mill wheel in a factory downstream. Supplying textiles for Confederate uniforms, the mill was a primary target for Gen. William Sherman whose troops destroyed the facility during the Civil War. The trails along Big Creek are very scenic with the sound of a rushing mountain creek and waterfall. We will stop and take a few pictures along the trail. Never know when Our Great Blue Heron family will drop in for a fish or two at the Covered Bridge! The Great Blue Heron searches for food 90% of their awake hours.
Please arrive a few minutes early to check in & use their restrooms, if required.. If you're running late or can't make it at the last minute, please call Russ at 404-353-3077.
|How to Get There:|
1 Mill Street Roswell, GA. 30075
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