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Silent Hike at Gold Branch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gold Branch - Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 14 2012  8:30 am >> Sat, Apr 14 2012 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Apr 11 2012 6:45 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 14 2012 6:33 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4 Miles
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join me to another early morning "silent 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.  

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.  This will be the silent part.

The folks that are doing the " clean-up the hooch" will be around the area. To show them support, let's bring a plastic bag to pick up the trash we might run into on our trail.

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.  We will keep the pace rapid enough to get a good workout.

If we are lucky enough we could see a white swan, blue herons, Mallard ducks, Canadian geese, deer, and a large turtle catching a few ray.

Don't forget your parking pass or your $3 for the fee.

Please note that there are no restrooms at this location.

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
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • 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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