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Roswell Duo w/ Vickery Creek to Allenbrook Trail Loop-around
|Event Location:||Roswell, GA. 30075|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, May 24 2023 10:00 am >> Wed, May 24 2023 12:40 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, May 19 2023 8:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, May 24 2023 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 40 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: 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:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
NOT FOR BEGINNERS DUE TO Occasional FAST PACE!
Join your AOC friends & buddies for a conversational FAST Pace hike along Vickery Creek, in Roswell. We will begin our hike at the Roswell Covered Bridge, below the Roswell Old Mill parking lot. This moderately challeging loop (covered with many exposed roots & medium size rocks) explores the hills and banks along Vickery 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 steep stretches alongside the creek-ravine bluffs, cliffs & gorges, the terrain is fairly level. We will make a scenic loop, including Roswell's Covered Bridge, with ascending entrance steps to the park & Vickery's Overlook (Moderate for 5.5 miles). 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 a Blue Heron (The Bleau Family) might just drop in for a fish or two!
Additionally, during the middle of the Vickery Creek hike, we will trek over to NPS's ajoining Allenbook trail. We will log an approx. 1 1/2 miles in Allenbrook while observing their many beautiful cliff climbs & continue higher to the overlooks of scenic Big Creek. You will be hiking on the other side of Big Creek, opposite of our Vickery Creek hike. Then, this portion of our hike will connect us back to our last piece of Vickery Creek NPS side of Vickery Creek.
Please arrive a few minutes early to check in or use the adjoining Covered Bridge bathrooms. 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
Coordinates: 34.01305855605106,-84.3590589201621 6
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