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Hiking Black Rock Mountain

  • Nov 3, 2012 · 8:00 AM
  • Meet at Hong Kong Market parking lot

 

Black Rock Mountain Hike
Saturday, November 3rd
Rating:  Moderate

Distance:  2.2 Miles
Departure:  8:00a.m.  Sharp
(Approx. 1.5 hour drive)

Meeting Location:  Hong Kong Market

5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd.

Norcross, GA 30093

(Get Directions)

The Tennessee Rock Trail, the one we will hike, winds its way through some of the highest and most lush forests. It is the park's most popular hiking trail. The trail offers a perfect opportunity to get better acquainted with the area's rich woodlands and vistas, that on clear days span over 80 miles into the neighboring states of both North and South Carolina, as well as Tennessee, including views of Georgia's Brasstown Bald and Clingman's Dome in Tennessee.

We will also discover an Appalachian boulder field, an actual remnant of the great ice age which ended more than 10,000 years ago. And, we will also walk a quarter-mile along the Blue Ridge Mountain backbone, following the Eastern Continental Divide. This great ridge separates rainfall flowing eastward toward the Savannah River and the Atlantic Ocean from rainfall trending westward toward the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico...wow!  Remember learning about the 'Continental Divide' in school...we will actually be walking alongside and crossing it!          Read more...

As always, wear sturdy shoes (no new shoes!) or hiking boots, and of course comfortable clothing.  Bring plenty of water, snacks and your lunch.  Please eat a hardy breakfast to help sustain your strength. Bring your healthy lunch.

Parking is $5.00 unless you use your library card and check out a Georgia State Park Pass from your local library...then it is FREE!

Remember... we car pool and each rider is asked to donate at least $10 toward gas.

 

Your Hike Leader is Certified...Outings Leader, Wilderness First Aid, and as a National Interpretive Guide.

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  • Carolyn

    Excellent!!!

    November 3, 2012

  • Suzanne

    Thanks everyone for making this hike such a wonderful experience for me. I'm getting back in the flow after not having hiked in a while. The hike was a bit challenging in spots but I loved every minute of it.

    November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi , I am excited to finally attend one of your events! I signed up last year, but injured my foot, so was out of commission for a long time
    I LOVE hiking! I just did my first hike of the Fall season, this morning at Kennesaw Mtn. I am definitely going to need to carpool with someone from Norcross, so I hope there is a spot. Looking forward to Saturday. Peace
    Latifah

    October 28, 2012

  • Kenya

    I'm not overweight or out of shape. I've never been on a hike before, and I'm wondering how strenuous it is.

    October 27, 2012

    • Carolyn

      I think you will be fine. Be sure to wear comfortable (not new) shoes, and layered clothing, (no cotton).

      October 27, 2012

    • Carolyn

      It is considered easy to moderate...mostly moderate. This is not rated as a strenuous hike.

      October 27, 2012

  • Kenya

    I've never been on a hike before, so would you recommend this trail for a first hike? I'm trying to work on my fitness. I have a gym membership that I rarely use, and I'm looking for something new to motivate myself.

    October 27, 2012

    • Carolyn

      Give me a call, of you like at[masked], and we can assess your current fitness level together. The vast majority of my hikes are easy to moderate. This one fits that bill. If you are fairly fit with no pressing medical issues, I believe you can probably do it. We do not rush anyone. Our motto is "we are as fast as the slowest person." We stop and take breaks as needed, and other healthy and safe issues are followed.

      October 27, 2012

    • Carolyn

      Be sure to start drinking a lot of water now so you will be well hydrated on the hike. Get a good. restful nights sleep before the hike, and eat a healthy breakfast the day of the hike. Bring healthy snacks that include nuts, raisins, etc., and your lunch. And, os course no less that 2 bottle of water.

      October 27, 2012

  • Carolyn

    We join my other groups on our hikes; Hartfield's Hikers and OPALs.

    October 24, 2012

  • Carolyn

    Susan, sorry for the late reply...you have probably figured out by now that it is Saturday, November 3rd.

    October 24, 2012

  • Keysha

    I'm coming just have to update my PayPal account. Looking forward to it!

    October 5, 2012

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