Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 9:30 – 12 pm
Leader(s): Mark Warren
Location: Cooper Gap
The Plants of the Cherokee: How to use plants as foods, medicines, crafts, first-aid, and insect repellents as the Native People did. This will be a VERY slow, short walk with lots of information. A notebook is advised.
Meeting Place Directions:
Top of Cooper Gap. From Dahlonega’s square drive less than 2 miles north on 60/19 business. A quarter mile past the High School (on left) turn left onto Camp Wahsega Rd. Drive to the dead-end (about 8.4 mi) to the stop sign in front of Camp Merrill (Army Ranger Camp) and turn right on Cooper Gap Rd. Climb this dirt road to the crossroads at the top (about a 7 minute drive up the mountain). This crossing is the Appalachian Trail. Park anywhere off to the side so that logging trucks can pass.
Distance and Difficulty: Less than a mile. An easy walk.
What to Bring and Wear:
Water bottle, rain gear, notebook/pen, jacket. (It’s always cooler up at Cooper Gap.) You might want to bring a sack lunch to enjoy on site after the walk concludes.
Cancellation: If Outing is cancelled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, we will notify you via email by 6:00 pm on the evening before.
Pet Policy: No pets this time please
Participation Limit: 13