Hello 35Up Trek Boogie'in Hounds:
RAVEN'S HIKE HAD TO BE CANCELLED, DUE TO 60% CHANCE OF THUNDERSTOMS DURING OUR HIKE TIMES.....HOWEVER IF, U NEED THAT 5 MILES PUMP UP FOR THE WEEK, I'LL LEAD AN ALMOST EQUALLY AWESOME HIKE AT 1:30 P.M. AT ROSWELL'S COVERED BRIDGE! THE NEW PLAN IS DESIGNED AROUND THE HOURLY FORCAST & IF, U CAN'T MAKE IT, NO WORRY! ...LOL....5 MILE D2 LEVEL HIKE AT VICKERY CREEK W/15 MINUTE ACCESS TO COVER... CAUSE I KNOW THE TRAIL! & THEN, SOME WILL GO UP THE HILL TO CHAPLINS FOR A LITTLE GRUB WHILE WATCHING THE THUNDERSTORMS!!! SORRY, & RAVEN WILL SHOW UP, AGAIN ....I PROMISE!!!
Join your Mingling in Atlanta & 35Up Atlanta MeetUp friends at the World Famous, Roswell Covered Bridge for an awe inspiring 5 mile Chat & Scoot Trek.
Start: 1:30 P.M., at the Covered Bridge Trail-head for Vickery Creek (w/2 restrooms). (Note: We will do a newly designed 5 mile Trek! Partially, renewed by our Roswell trail rehabilitation volunteers. This renovated trail part has a new Eagle Scoot project bridge, we will be crossing, as well.)
This will be a 5 miles stretch, we will be watching closely for Vickery's Great Blue Heron along this beautiful creek feed into the Chattahoochee. 35Up's trail scoot & Great Blue Heron search will begin at Vickery’s beautiful Covered Bridge, and with the exception of a few short steep stretches alongside the creek-ravine bluffs and gorges, the terrain is fairly level. (Easy Level D-2) We will include a stop at the spillway dam, which fed the mill wheel in a factory downstream. Supplying textiles for Confederate uniforms, the mill was a primary target for Gen. William Sherman whose troops destroyed the facility during the Civil War. The trails along Big Creek are very scenic with the sound of a rushing mountain creek and waterfall. The search will be led by Memphis Russ, a seasoned explorer with intimate knowledge of the Vickery Creek Trials.
**Please try to arrive by 1:15 p.m., so we can start the hike at 1:30 p.m. on the dot :)
..~~ Hwy. 120 from Marietta to Roswell, crosses Atlanta Street, in Roswell, to become Mill Street. Follow Mill Street down the hill, as far as you can go. You'll see our covered bridge parking lot & trail-head sign.
- Bring water, camera & a trail snack
- Suggestion: ankle protecting trail shoes
- Dogs-teenagers & up-OK
- Kids-on a leash & bringing up the rear
Following the hike, some will scoot up the hill for an early patio, healthy dinner at
approximately 4:15 p.m. at:
http://chaplinsroswell.com/ at 555 S Atlanta St Ste B100, Roswell, GA 30075.
Joesph at Chaplins is giving Mingling in Atlanta & 35Up signed up attending members exclusive dining on the covered, non-smoking patio & discounted drink specials:
(These Specials, only if, 20+ attending-So far, we always have had this # attending)
Domestic beer $3, House Wine $4.25, Tea & soda w/ free refills $1.75…
Additionally, Mingling members receive individual checks & a Special 10% off Chaplin’s already reasonably priced menu, consisting of: Healthy Chef, Garden, Chicken or Egg- Salads. Tasty Lunch Burger, Chili Dog, Tuna Melt, Tuna on Pita, Fish & Chips, Grilled Ham & Cheese, or a Large Bar BQ’d Pork Sandwich-with choice of side.
KEEP IN MIND: There are always dangerous and unforeseen elements when out in nature: Cliffs, water hazards, weather, animals, insects, reptiles, falling limbs or rocks, Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac, etc. Trails may be un-maintained, slippery, rocky, icy and have steep embankments. Shoes and clothing may get muddy or wet. The woods are your bathroom.
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