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Intown Hike - Vickery Creek
|Event Location:||Vickery Creek Section, Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, Roswell, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Feb 20 2011 1:30 pm >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Feb 6 2011 10:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Feb 20 2011 8:15 am|
|Event Duration:||2.5 - 3 hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Rhett Smith|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||1|
|Number Registered So Far:||14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
This will be about a 5 mile hike, at a steady moderate pace, with some stops.
Vickery Creek, aka Big Creek, is one of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Areas. It is located right off the Square, in Roswell.
We will walk down the street from the parking lot to a bridge across the creek. From there we will basically walk counter clockwise around the trails in the park. The creek is large and scenic. The woods are a bit scruffy in spots, but they are ok. There is one tricky spot in the gorge; it's a "cliff"; we'll take a little extra care get thru it and keep on truckin'. We will visit the old dam, originally built in 1836, with the waterfall now flowing over it. Then its back across the bridge to the parking lot. A nice trail map: http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/upload/Vickery%20Creek.pdf
|How to Get There:|
We will meet at the trailhead for Old Mill Park....free parking.
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