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As seen on NBC Nightly News, Black Girls Hike Global, Inc was created to encourage women of color to explore the great outdoors and make new friends to share those experiences with! If you have never been hiking we invite you to start and explore the beauty of nature.

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Upcoming events (5)

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (Mountain Loop OR Red Route)

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Black Girls Hike Global invites you to explore & inspire! All members (including your guest) must complete the liability waiver before attending outdoor events with us. It only has to be signed once for the current year. Therefore, once a person has signed, it is good for all of 2019. The waiver is on our website (in the main menu). You can also do a search to see if we have one on file already. Here is the direct link to the waiver: https://www.blackgirlshikeglobal.com/waiver/ Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park accommodates more visitors than any other battlefield park nationwide, including Gettysburg! While it currently is reserved as a Civil War historic site (The South did not win, but you know how Georgia loves its Civil War history), the original inhabitants of Kennesaw Mountain date back to 900AD - long before colonialism. No one knows where the "mound builders" came from, but ancient African civilizations have been offered as one of the many theories. This hike now has TWO OPTIONS. Option 1: Mountain Loop. Walk up to the summit and back down. This is my usual hike and a great workout in its own right. My 16-year-old cousin was a bit sore on Sunday, but she LOVED it and thought you all were so very nice. Once we get to the summit, the Option 2 group can keep going. The Option 1 group can return to the Welcome Center and make the 2nd hike to their (our) cars in overflow parking. Option 2: The entire 5.8 mile Red Route. We had 7 BGHG attendees complete this trail. This is not an easy task and the Super 7 gets ALL the kudos. They must have been so sore on Sunday. Note that I want to leave this as an option in case there are other super hikers who want the "hard to breathe" option (inside joke). As for the Super 7, let me know if any of you are interested in the full-on Kennesaw Mountain hike. The entire trail takes 5-6 hours. Please be mindful that Kennesaw Mountain includes TWO mounds. The highest mound has an elevation of 1,808 feet (well below altitude sickness level but can be hard on your lungs). There are plenty of areas to stop and take breaks, as well as a lot of shade! Leashed dogs and children are welcome. What to expect: Elevation change: Highest point is 1,808 feet. Hiking time: Approximately 2-3 hours (depending on your option) Fees & Passes: None. Kennesaw Mountain is always FREE (but accepts donations in the Visitor Center). Visitor Center Address: 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw Georgia, 30152 Cobb County There is parking in the visitor center parking lot, as well as additional parking along Old 41 Highway. Carpooling is encouraged. Look for "overflow" parking signs if you cannot find parking near the visitor center. Additional information can be found at: https://www.nps.gov/kemo/index.htm The ten essentials can be found at: https://www.blackgirlshikeglobal.com/hiking-guide-for-beginners/

Kayaking on a Saturday, Camping, and Kayaking on a Sunday Weekend Part I

Black Girls Hike Global invites you to explore & inspire! All members (including your guest) must complete the liability waiver before attending outdoor events with us. It only has to be signed once for the current year. Therefore, once a person has signed, it is good for all of 2019. The waiver is on our website (in the main menu). You can also do a search to see if we have one on file already. Here is the direct link to the waiver: https://www.blackgirlshikeglobal.com/waiver/ The Broad River Outpost (or BRO) is a single-owner (Michael Moody) VERY laid-back kayaking, canoeing, and camping site for the young, old, Black, White, and Ariel. :-) This event is back by popular demand. Everyone had a blast kayaking here on August 4th. Hopefully, this time, there will not be rain (not that rain stopped the fun before). This is 1 of 3 events at the same location during this weekend. Please RSVP for each event separately. 1. Kayaking the Broad River on a Saturday 2. Post-Kayaking Overnight Camping Adventure 3. Kayaking the Broad River on a Sunday OPTION 1: UPPER SECTION This is mostly just floating along several shoals and then one "class-I" (aka small) rapid at the end. The entire trip is 6 miles and takes between 2-4 hours. It took our group about 3 hours last time at a leisurely pace. With this option, you're unlikely to end up in the water. OPTION 2: LOWER SECTION At the same time, a second group will be cruising the LOWER section, which is rapids, water fall, water slide, and rock gardens along rocky islands for 6 1/2 miles. This one also took about 3 hours. With this option, you'll likely end up in the water. COST: We get the group discount rate of $22.50 per person. We have to pay as a group for the discount. BRO prefers cash, as it is a very small operation. HOWEVER, for those of you who are not fans of cash, I use the Venmo app (Sy Hudgins @Sy-Hudgins). Put "8/4 kayak" and your email address in the memo line. I kept a record of those who overpaid last time and will credit accordingly. You may bring water and snacks (in water sealed containers) or just purchase water and snacks from BRO. Pack minimally. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN OLYMPIC SWIMMER. You will have a life vest. If you fall in, it's simpler to stand up rather than swim anyway. This part of the river is shallow. DO WEAR SWIM ATTIRE. You may not fall in the water but you WILL get wet. This includes your shoes. You do not want to walk in soaked shoes. BRO recommends something similar to crocs - just any pair of shoes that will do well walking in mud and can easily be rinsed off. I have kayaking sandals and they worked great. You also may want to bring a change of clothes. We found it difficult afterwards to dry off with it raining and all. The RSVP is IMPORTANT. I have to let BRO know a week in advance how many of us will be there (so by September 21st at 10am). BRO Address: 7911 Wildcat Bridge Road Danielsville, Georgia 30627 Carpooling is encouraged. This is not a short trip for most of us. It typically takes 2 hours from the Atlanta area so give yourself 2 1/2 hours. My carpooling group took about 1 1/2 hours, as there was no traffic on a Sunday morning headed up there BUT that may have been due to the rain. Google maps from your area for a more exact commute time. If you're near Athens, this will be a much shorter trip for you (less than 30 minutes). Additional information can be found at the following links: http://www.broadriveroutpost.com/ TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g34887-d4546789-Reviews-Broad_River_Outpost-Danielsville_Georgia.html Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BroadRiverOutpost

Kayaking on a Saturday, CAMPING, and Kayaking on a Sunday Weekend Part II

Black Girls Hike Global invites you to explore & inspire! All members (including your guest) must complete the liability waiver before attending outdoor events with us. It only has to be signed once for the current year. Therefore, once a person has signed, it is good for all of 2019. The waiver is on our website (in the main menu). You can also do a search to see if we have one on file already. Here is the direct link to the waiver: https://www.blackgirlshikeglobal.com/waiver/ The Broad River Outpost (or BRO) is a single-owner (Michael Moody) VERY laid-back kayaking, canoeing, and camping site for the young, old, Black, White, and Ariel. :-) This event is back by special request. Everyone had a blast kayaking here on August 4th. Several people asked about the camping option, which is right along the river. You kayak to the site! This is 2 of 3 events at the same location during this weekend. Please RSVP for each event separately. 1. Kayaking the Broad River on a Saturday 2. Post-Kayaking Overnight Camping Adventure 3. Kayaking the Broad River on a Sunday COST: $1 donation per person. You can just make your kayaking payment $23.50 instead of $22.50 if you're kayaking on Saturday. BRO prefers cash, as it is a very small operation. HOWEVER, for those of you who are not fans of cash, I use the Venmo app (Sy Hudgins @Sy-Hudgins). Put "8/4 kayak" and your email address in the memo line. I kept a record of those who overpaid last time and will credit accordingly. Pack for OVERNIGHT CAMPING. I know some of you own tents. Tents are fine, as are good old fashioned sleeping bags. We will figure out who brings what to share at a later date. Right now, just pay attention to the weekend date and mark your calendar. The RSVP is IMPORTANT. I have to let BRO know a week in advance how many of us will be there (so by September 21st). I will let them know the same time that I reserve the kayaks for that Saturday. BRO Address: 7911 Wildcat Bridge Road Danielsville, Georgia 30627 Carpooling is encouraged. This is not a short trip for most of us. It typically takes 2 hours from the Atlanta area so give yourself 2 1/2 hours. My carpooling group took about 1 1/2 hours from Kennesaw, as there was no traffic on a Sunday morning headed up there BUT that may have been due to the rain. Google maps from your area for a more exact commute time. If you're near Athens, this will be a much shorter trip for you (less than 30 minutes). Additional information can be found at the following links: http://www.broadriveroutpost.com/ TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g34887-d4546789-Reviews-Broad_River_Outpost-Danielsville_Georgia.html Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BroadRiverOutpost

Kayaking on a Saturday, Camping, and Kayaking on a Sunday Weekend Part III

Black Girls Hike Global invites you to explore & inspire! All members (including your guest) must complete the liability waiver before attending outdoor events with us. It only has to be signed once for the current year. Therefore, once a person has signed, it is good for all of 2019. The waiver is on our website (in the main menu). You can also do a search to see if we have one on file already. Here is the direct link to the waiver: https://www.blackgirlshikeglobal.com/waiver/ The Broad River Outpost (or BRO) is a single-owner (Michael Moody) VERY laid-back kayaking, canoeing, and camping site for the young, old, Black, White, and Ariel. :-) This event is back by popular demand. Everyone had a blast kayaking here on August 4th. Hopefully, this time, there will not be rain (not that rain stopped the fun before). This is 3 of 3 events at the same location during this weekend. Please RSVP for each event separately. 1. Kayaking the Broad River on a Saturday 2. Post-Kayaking Overnight Camping Adventure 3. Kayaking the Broad River on a Sunday OPTION 1: UPPER SECTION This is mostly just floating along several shoals and then one "class-I" (aka small) rapid at the end. The entire trip is 6 miles and takes between 2-4 hours. It took our group about 3 hours last time at a leisurely pace. With this option, you're unlikely to end up in the water. OPTION 2: LOWER SECTION At the same time, a second group will be cruising the LOWER section, which is rapids, water fall, water slide, and rock gardens along rocky islands for 6 1/2 miles. This one also took about 3 hours. With this option, you'll likely end up in the water. COST: We get the group discount rate of $22.50 per person. We have to pay as a group for the discount. BRO prefers cash, as it is a very small operation. HOWEVER, for those of you who are not fans of cash, I use the Venmo app (Sy Hudgins @Sy-Hudgins). Put "8/4 kayak" and your email address in the memo line. I kept a record of those who overpaid last time and will credit accordingly. You may bring water and snacks (in water sealed containers) or just purchase water and snacks from BRO. Pack minimally. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN OLYMPIC SWIMMER. You will have a life vest. If you fall in, it's simpler to stand up rather than swim anyway. This part of the river is shallow. DO WEAR SWIM ATTIRE. You may not fall in the water but you WILL get wet. This includes your shoes. You do not want to walk in soaked shoes. BRO recommends something similar to crocs - just any pair of shoes that will do well walking in mud and can easily be rinsed off. I have kayaking sandals and they worked great. You also may want to bring a change of clothes. We found it difficult afterwards to dry off with it raining and all. The RSVP is IMPORTANT. I have to let BRO know a week in advance how many of us will be there (so by September 22nd at 10am). BRO Address: 7911 Wildcat Bridge Road Danielsville, Georgia 30627 Carpooling is encouraged. This is not a short trip for most of us. It typically takes 2 hours from the Atlanta area so give yourself 2 1/2 hours. My carpooling group took about 1 1/2 hours, as there was no traffic on a Sunday morning headed up there BUT that may have been due to the rain. Google maps from your area for a more exact commute time. If you're near Athens, this will be a much shorter trip for you (less than 30 minutes). Additional information can be found at the following links: http://www.broadriveroutpost.com/ TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g34887-d4546789-Reviews-Broad_River_Outpost-Danielsville_Georgia.html Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BroadRiverOutpost

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Vickery Creek Falls at Roswell Mill

Vickery Creek Trailhead

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