Hello Fellow Winter Trail Boogie'in Hounds!
Join your 35Up & Mingling in Atlanta MeetUp friends in the heart of Roswell, at the Covered Bridge Trailhead for Vickery Creek (w/2 restrooms).
We are going to do 5 miles. 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 this beautiful creek feed into the Chattahoochee , 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 [masked]), a seasoned explorer with intimate knowledge of the Vickery Creek Trials.
**Please try to arrive by 1:45 so we can start the hike at 2:00 - we will start hiking at 2:00 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 & trailhead 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, we will scoot up the hill for an early patio, healthy dinner at 5:00 p.m. at:
http://chaplinsroswell.com/ at 555 S Atlanta St Suite B100, Roswell, GA 30075.
Joseph at Chaplin's is giving 35Up Atlanta members exclusive dining on the covered, non-smoking patio & (w/20 attendees) discounted drink specials: Domestic beer $3, House Wine $4.25, Tea & soda w/ free refills $1.75…
Additionally, Mingling members receive individual checks & a Special 35Up Menu, with 10% off Chaplin’s already reasonably priced regular Dinner 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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