What we’re about
Georgia Adventurers Group is your doorway to get out of the house and explore the outdoors ! Aren't you tired of sitting in the office all day, watching tv all night, playing on the Internet or playing computer games ?? Let's get outdoors !
We're an established MeetUp club, full of experienced activity leaders who enjoy the outdoors and want to share what they know with you. Whether it be hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, caving, skydiving, hang gliding, outdoor photography, ....etc..etc.... if it's an adventure, we want to do it ! We also explore cultural festivals, food festivals, street markets, and programs put on at the local state & national parks.
Give Georgia Adventures Group a try !
Are you looking for a place to share your experience in an outdoor field ? We welcome anyone who wants to lead an event for our group ! We all want to try new adventures ! Bring it on !
" Papa Smurf "
Bill Witherspoon, Organizer
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- 🍺🍗Sunday Evening at a BBQ place in Cumming,Acoustic Guitar SingerSmokey Q BBQ, Cumming, GA
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Expect flexibility and relaxation that you take the ownership for.
This meetup is not a part of any promotions.
We have nothing to do with the restaurants but only as customers.
We live and we experience new things. Though many things are not new to many people, we can still make new friends, good friends.
There is a story that inspires this meetup. If you can make it, ASK away.
This BBQ restaurant (formerly Lenny's Sub according to the owner) is considered new compared with many restaurants in the same location. It has been there for a few years.
The outdoors' seatings are approximately 60 people and the indoors are 24. First comes, first served! Plenty of space for parking.
Get fit hiking in nature with adventures. Join cultural events for innerpeace. Consider giving yourself a treat, if at all, after a rough week. Just don't go drunk in one sitting. GAG holds no responbility for people's behaviors.
Please remain in good spirit, be kind to one another then go to BBQ restaurant expect to smile and laugh. Go home happy and still healthy.
A string of comments of negativity or an attitude is not encouraged and immediately removed. Please send a question as a private message. A lot of people do not pay attention to the ideas of meetups, at times, do not act out of respect and sometimes asked silly questions. Meetup organizers do not work for you. Your appreciation is shown when you just go with the flow. Peace be with you and live life to fullest the best you can.
- New Member Meet & Greet! Half off Apps. & Drink Specials, Everyone is Welcome!Anchor Bar Restaurant & Sports Bar, Kennesaw, GA
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Let's continue meeting people and making new friends with our New Member Meet & Greet night. We have many many New Members since our last Event. All Members and Their Guests are Invited!
At Our last New Member Meet & Greet, we had over 80 folks. People are very friendly and social at this event. We are all here for similar reasons. To get out of the house!!! And, make New Friends of course!
This is a Multiple Meetup Group Event.
The Meet & Greet starts at 6pm, til 10pm, But get there anytime.
***Half price Appetizers and Drink Specials. The Appetizers listed above are already discounted. ***
Domestic draft beer special is for their 16oz beer
Anchor Bar, but I go there all the time for Wednesday night trivia. Always enjoy their pizza!
Good food, lots of TV's and a great atmosphere to have this event within.
We will be in the bar area. There is a nice long bar in this venue, lots of space to mingle.
***When you get there, please stop and say Hello, and pick up a name tag at the Greeting Table...You will need this name tag to receive the Food & Drink Specials.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
I look forward to seeing you there!
PS: Since the average tip for their servers have been 5% the last 2 events, for all their hard work, we have to implement a 20% gratuity off the discounted prices, on to everyone's bill, sorry folks, we need to be fair.
Thank you all for your support!!
- Weekday Mid-Day Moderate Hike Laurel Ridge trail from Bowman's lot, lunch afterBowmans Island Trail, Cumming, GA
Please read all info below if you are new to this hike. This week we'll return to the Laurel Ridge trail on Lake Lanier, leaving from the Bowman's Island parking lot. This is a 4.8 mile hike with hill climbing, so not an easy or beginner hike. $5 fee to park unless you have an annual pass. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the Laurel Ridge trail. Optional lunch after the hike will be at my favorite barbecue restaurant, Cue's:
Key Hike info and Policies:
Prompt Departure Policy: Out of respect for the majority of people who arrive on time, we will leave promptly at the designated time, allowing 1-2 minutes of "grace period". If you arrive late, please text or call me at 770-875-4493 and I will let you know where we are on the trail so you can catch up to the group.
What: A moderate-pace hike of about 4 to 5 miles, in about 2 hours, with 2-4 short (2-3 mins) rest stops.
When: Every Wednesday at 11AM.
Where: We semi-rotate around to various locations within about 1 hour of Atlanta. Current venues include Red Top Mountain state park (Homestead and Iron Hill trails); Jones Bridge (Johns Creek); Bowman's Island (Buford), Laurel Ridge (Buford), Sawnee Preserve (Cumming), and Kennesaw Mountain park (a couple of different trails) (Marietta). Additional venues may be added in the future.
Who: Usually about 20-25 people attend each hike, though we've had as many as 30+. We are a friendly group and do our best to make newcomers feel welcome.
Difficulty/Fitness-level: First of all, If you are looking for a fast-paced workout hike, THIS IS NOT THE HIKE FOR YOU. When hiking our pace is generally 2.5mph, though on some flat stretches we might be going as much as 2.7mph. Second, most of our hikes have at least some hill climbing involved, so these are NOT Easy or Beginner hikes. Third, if it becomes clear that you are not capable of doing this pace, after the hike I will very politely and discretely ask you to not attend again until your fitness level allows you to keep up with the group.
Please be prepared to abide by these Polices:
1: You need to keep up with the group, meaning if you are hiking in the back you need to keep in sight of the main group. No individually stopping for 5 minutes to take pictures or sight see. We hike as a group.
2: If for any reason you have to leave the group, you need to let me know in advance (in person or via phone/text), and then message me when you are back to the parking lot so we know you are safe.
3: We leave on time (see policy details above)
4: Meetup is not a pickup dating site. Continually bothering/harassing people for dates, phone numbers, etc. will not be tolerated (it's also illegal).
5: This group is friendly and social, and lots of good conversations take place, which is great and encouraged. However, I would ask you to please be careful about sensitive subjects (politics, religion, etc) as not everyone agrees with you and wants to hear that stuff. Be considerate of people with whom you are conversing, and also those within earshot.
6: Dogs are welcome everywhere we hike except Sawnee Preserve and Laurel Ridge, but are required to be on a leash, and under control, at all times.
7: Please keep your event RSVP up to date. I do not have limits on attendee numbers, so you can add or remove your name from the attendee list as you wish without needing to be concerned about getting or keeping a spot. You can add your name at the last minute if necessary, or remove it the morning of the hike if your plans change. But please don't leave your name on the list and then be a no show - this is inconsiderate and unnecessary on this hike, and against GAG policy.
- ⛰️CONGRATULATIONS to 80MILERS who COMPLETED GA AT.👌CLAIM YOUR PATCH/CERTIFICATELink visible for attendees
This is a non-event meetup and is nothing but a "given".
(Please check all photos of the certificates.)
THIS ON-LINE MEETUP WILL STAY ACTIVE.👌
I CHANGE THE DATE TO BE AT THE END OF EACH MONTH FOR THE PURPOSE OF KEEPING ALL RECORDS INTO ONE PLACE.
BASICALLY, THIS MEETUP DOES NOT END.
Georgia Adventurers Group by Bill Witherspoon (Papa Smurf), the group owner, is proud to inform you that each of the hikers who has completed hiking the Georgia Section of the Appalachian trail will receive a complimentary patch by The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club (GATC).
Whether you hiked with this group or another group or SOLO, you are most welcome to take advantage of it.
You shall list all the hiking dates and mileage of all sections from the Springer Mountain to Bly Gap (unless you hike the whole GA section in one day)..ah. There is a document file in the photo album that you can use as a guide to fill out the dates. In case you cannot remember the exact dates, use estimates. You will be honest and we will honor it. Your record will be sent to GATC for the approval. Bill will also issue a "Certificate of Achievement" and send it to your home address or a designated address (fill out the form posted in “Photos).
***This is a one-time reward.”
However, whether you claim the patch and the certificate or not, I congratulate you sincerely. The Appalachians will always be there to re-enter regardless.
Please answer to questions when you sign up. I will contact you via private messaging to inform you the approximate date/dates that you will receive the certificate and the patch.
Please keep in mind that it is all voluntary. We are making time for each other just to give you an evidence of your pride. Either I write myself a certificate and buy myself the exact same patch (which now is hard to find) or I do nothing but feeling good about my accomplishment, it was a great feeling that someone and some people gave me these two things to make the "accomplishment" tangible.
For my part of posting, a given like this, it is my goal to keep my promise to host section hikes dedicated to David Day, the leader who inspired me to complete the Georgia Section in late 2015. I will follow his wish (he split it into 9 series). The whole 9 series will take time and it can be months or even years. Regardless of my mission, I am certain that your reason is to continue hiking because you are nature lovers.
"Make Fellowship With Wilderness" . "Hiking For Fitness, Best Therapy"
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