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Wagon Train Trail with Ken 2.7.22

Date: Monday, February 7, 2022Time: 9 – 1:30 pmLeader(s): Ken CissnaMaking it possible: Benton MacKaye Trail Association (BMTA)Location: Brasstown Bald, Brasstown Wilderness Description:After a short climb from Brasstown Bald Visitors Center, it is 2 miles of gentle downhill on the Wagon Train Trail to the overlook, and then we will return to the parking area. Hearty hikers in the […]

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Winter Solstice Hike at Raven Cliffs with Melanie 12.21.21

Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021Time: 10 – 3 pmLeader(s): Melanie and Keith VickersLocation: Raven Cliffs Falls Description:Winter Solstice Hike – Join us to celebrate the winter solstice by visiting the dramatic Raven Cliffs Falls. This is a fairly easy hike along an old logging road. We will pass a couple smaller falls before reaching Raven Cliffs where we will […]

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Keown Falls Geology with Bill 12.16.21

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021Time: 10 – 2:30 pmLeader(s): Bill Witherspoon | Read more about Bill HEREMaking it possible: Roadside Geology of GeorgiaLocation: Keown Falls, Johns Mountain, and Pilcher Pond (NW GA near Resaca) Description:Roadside Geology of Georgia co-author Bill Witherspoon leads this foray into the Valley and Ridge of northwest Georgia. Observe the topography and vegetation that develop […]

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Mt. Yonah Geology with Bill 11.21.21

Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021Time: 10 – 4 pmLeader(s): Bill Witherspoon | Read more about Bill HEREMaking it possible: Roadside Geology of GeorgiaLocation: Mt. Yonah Description:Mount Yonah is a monadnock (like Stone Mountain), relatively recently isolated from the Blue Ridge escarpment as erosion has gradually gnawed at that southern edge of the highlands. Erosion continues: boulders that probably broke […]

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Conasauga River Cleanup 10.23.21

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021Time: 9 – 12 pmMaking it possible: Keep Dalton/Whitfield Beautiful, Dalton State College, and more!Location: Conasauga River Help at one of the sites for the 27th annual event held in conjunction with Georgia’s Annual Waterway Clean-Up, Rivers Alive, and the United Way of Northwest Georgia’s Make a Difference Day. “The Conasauga River is one […]

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Appalachian Trail Powell Mtn Overlook with Melanie 11.1.21

Photos by Melanie Vickers Date: Monday, November 1, 2021Time: 10 – 3 pm Leader(s): Melanie Vickers, Georgia ForestWatch Board MemberLocation: Appalachian Trail – Dicks Creek Gap to Powell Mountain Overlook Outing Description:Fall color should be at its peak as we ascend to Powell Mountain under a canopy of hardwoods. We’ll lunch at a rock outcrop on the summit with […]

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Headwaters of the Chattahoochee with Mallory 11.5.21

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021Time: 9:30 – 3 pmLeader(s): Mallory Pendleton, Headwaters Outreach ManagerMaking it possible: Chattahoochee RiverkeeperLocation: Headwaters of the Chattahoochee Outing Description:Thirty-five hundred feet high into the Blue Ridge Mountains at Chattahoochee Gap, where Jack’s Knob Trail dead ends into the Appalachian Trail, is a simple sign, pointing downhill, with a blue “W” for water. Thus begins […]

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Blood Mtn Pollinator Hike with Irenee 9.24.21

Photos by Irenee Payne Date: Friday, September 24, 2021Time: 9:00 – 3 pmLeader(s): Irenee Payne, Pollinator CoordinatorPartners making it possible: Georgia Association of Conservation DistrictsLocation: Blood Mountain Outing Description:Observe and learn about pollinator activity in southeastern forests in late summer and fall! Meeting Place Directions:Byron Herbert Reece Trailhead Parking. If driving north on Hwy 19 from Cleveland/Dahlonega, GA, drive […]

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History of our forests with Cliff 10.9.21

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021Time: 2:30 – 4 pmLeader(s): Cliff Shaw, Retired ForesterLocation: Lake Winfield Scott Outing Description:History and shaping of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. stories of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Forest Ranger Arthur Woody Meeting Place Directions:Group Pavilion at Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area. A $5.00 entrance fee is required. See meeting place on Google Maps Distance and Difficulty:  […]

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Tree ID with Jess 10.9.21

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021Time: 2:30 – 4 pmLeader(s): Jess Riddle, previous ForestWatch Executive Director and author of Georgia’s Mountain TreasuresLocation: Lake Winfield Scott Outing Description:One great thing about north Georgia is the variety in our woods, and recognizing different tree species can make it easier to appreciate that variety. We’ll take a leisurely stroll around the lake, stopping […]

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