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Sunday Morning Hike: Vickery Creek
|Event Location:||Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, Waller Park Extension parking lot, Roswell.|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, May 1 2011 9:30 am >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Apr 20 2011 10:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Apr 30 2011 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2.5 hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||18|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
|From the parking lot we will descend to the banks of the picturesque Hog Wallow Creek. After a few minutes walk we will reach Oxbo Dr. and Big Creek. We will cross the creek on a bridge and enter the park proper. After walking East and South we will leave the park and walk a short distance to the banks of the Chattahoochee. We will return to the park and walk back to our cars following Big Creek upstream. We will be on bluffs above the creek, and the views can be quite spectacular. Along the way we will cross the creek on a recently constructed covered bridge, and visit the ruins of an old cotton mill and have a close look at the nearby dam. If time permits, we will also visit Founder’s Cemetery, where several of the early settlers of Roswell are buried.|
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Coming from downtown Atlanta drive north on GA 400 until Exit 6 (Northridge Road). Proceed West and cross the bridge over GA 400. After about 0.3 miles Northridge dead ends on Roswell Rd. Turn right and drive 1.5 miles to the Chattahoochee River. After crossing the river you will be on Atlanta Rd. Continue 1.3 miles on Atlanta Rd. and take a right on Oxbo Dr (NOTE:The street sign for Oxbo Dr. is not very visible from Atlanta St. There is a Chevron gas station at the corner. You must turn right before the station). After 0.6 miles you will reach Dobbs Road (there will be a sign on your left pointing to Waller Park Extension) turn left on Dobbs. After 0.3 miles you will see the parking lot on your right. Try to park in the spots designated for trail parking.|
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