Sunday Morning Gold Branch Hike - Sun, Dec 4 2011

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Sunday Morning Gold Branch Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gold Branch - Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 4 2011  9:00 am >> Sun, Dec 4 2011 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Dec 2 2011 7:30 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Dec 4 2011 7:45 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Clay White
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This is a pleasant hike in the Gold Branch unit of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area.  We will meet in the parking lot, which is located off Lower Roswell Road.  Please note that there are no restrooms at this location.

From the parking lot, we'll enter the woods and shortly make a moderate ascent, which will get our hearts working.  The remainder of the first half of the hike contains relatively gentle undulations.  The second half of the hike will include two or three ascents, depending on the trail chosen.  We will have plenty of nice views of the river and Bull Sluice Lake.  I plan to keep the pace rapid enough to get a good workout.

On previous visits to Gold Branch, we were lucky enough to see a white swan, blue herons, Mallard ducks, Canadian geese, deer, and a large turtle catching a few rays.

Required Items to Bring:
  • $3 parking fee if you do not own an annual pass
  • Appropriate clothing for weather
  • Plenty of water for adequate hydration
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  • snacks, if desired

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:
    Coming from downtown Atlanta drive north on Roswell Road; 0.8 miles past I 285 turn left onto Johnson Ferry Road and drive 3.8 miles. Turn right onto Lower Roswell Road and drive 2.2 miles. Turn right just before the park sign.


    $3 parking fee

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