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Silence is Golden at Gold Branch (hike)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gold Branch - Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 3 2012  9:30 am >> Sat, Nov 3 2012 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Nov 2 2012 11:25 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 3 2012 8:00 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: 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:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Let's have another morning "silent hike", this time 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.  

The silent part will end in the last half mile of the hike.

From the parking lot, we will enter the woods and shortly make a moderate ascent, which will get our hearts pumping.  The remainder of the first half of the hike contains relatively gentle undulations, with two or three ascents.  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:
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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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