Super Bowl Warm-up Gold Branch Hike
|Event Location:||Gold Branch - Chattahoochee National Recreation Area|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Feb 5 2012 10:30 am >> Sun, Feb 5 2012 12:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Jan 26 2012 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Feb 5 2012 9:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Clay White|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||1|
|Number Registered So Far:||21 / 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.
|How to Get There:|
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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