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Gold Branch Lariot -- FAST
|Event Location:||CRNA Gold Branch. Lower Roswell Rd, Roswell|
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Mar 16 2023 9:30 am >> Thu, Mar 16 2023 11:30 am|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Mar 14 2023 12:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Mar 16 2023 9:30 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Gary 'L'|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Hike the Gold Branch Trail on the banks of the Chattahoochee River near Roswell, exploring a wildlife- filled forest, visiting Bull Sluice Lake, and catching exceptionally beautiful river views. Young hardwoods shade a forest floor that fills with mosses, ferns, and native Georgia wildflowers in warm-weather months. The tranquil lake and river are home to cattails, marsh grasses, and aquatic plants. And wildlife fills the banks, waters and air surrounding these lesser-traveled, often quiet trails: heron, geese, ducks, fish, turtles, and deer are frequent sights along the trail.
This is not a beginners hike.
To qualify, you must have:
1. recently kept pace with a D2 group doing 3 mph on a previous hike and be willing to keep pace at 3 mph with the group on this hike.
2. recently kept pace with a D2 group doing a 500 foot elevation gain hike
3. not fallen twice in the same day on a D2 hike
For this hike, we will accomplish --
Avg. Speed: FAST (last 3 hikes were 3.0 - 3.3 mph)
Elevation gain: 400 feet (includes 1 climb of 170 feet)
Terrain: RUGGED; the riverside section is rocky and the treadway is slanted and slippery in places
We will bear to the left to descend to the river, do the entire river stretch, and then start working our way to the parking lot but not without one final dip down from the ridge top to see the river again.
There are no bathrooms at the park.
You will need a Chatahoochee NRA or National Parks parking pass for the park which is best to buy in advance.
|How to Get There:|
We will meet at the kiosk at the back of the parking lot.
Here is the Google Maps link:
https://goo.gl/m a ps/bCQJ1kPq72Bv6uW58
Google labels the pinpoint as the Gold Branch Trail
The park entrance is directly across Lower Roswell Road from the Ashforde subdivision and easy to drive past.
Trail conditions can be sloppy, muddy, puddles, slippery, roots and rocks
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.