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

Woodstock, GA

Upcoming events (4+)

Weekday Mid-Day Moderate Hike Elachee Nature Center

Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve

Please read revised hiking info and policies below. Elachee Nature center (in the Chicopee Woods nature preserve) has a 5 mile double loop trail in a forested area along a stream. As usual there is some hill climbing involved so this is not an easy or beginner hike. Weather at the moment appears too cold (high of 40) for a picnic after, if that changes I'll post an update. See note in comments about how to get here as it's a bit confusing as you near the park. Please note that dogs are not allowed at this location.

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[masked] 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), 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. On an average basis (factoring in time for stops), the pace is about 2.5mph, though on some stretches we might temporarily 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, I will 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. 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, 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.

Ultimate Hike "Try It" Training - Island Ford Trail

8800 Roberts Dr

How far would you go to tell children's cancer to take a hike? CureSearch's Foothills Trail Ultimate Hikers are training to hike 28.3 miles in just one day, and you're invited to a free training hike to check out the program!

We're hitting the Island Ford Trail for a training hike.
Where: Island Ford Trail, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
When: January 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Distance: 5.5 miles, mostly flat
Parking Fee: $5 or National Parks Pass

Meet at the Island Ford Visitors Center:
8800 Roberts Drive
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350.

Once you have arrived at 8800 Roberts Drive turn onto Island Ford Parkway at the large Island Ford entrance sign. Follow the signs to the Park Headquarters where the visitor center is located.
Feel free to bring a friend!

Please RSVP to [masked] by January 28 so we can connect you to our hike leader.
To learn more about the Foothills Trail Ultimate Hike, visit www.ultimatehike.org/foothills.

Weekday Mid-Day Moderate Hike

To Be Determined

This week's hike location will be posted approximately one week in advance.

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[masked] 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), 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. On an average basis (factoring in time for stops), the pace is about 2.5mph, though on some stretches we might temporarily 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, I will 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. 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, 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.

Ultimate Hike "Try It" Training - Sweetwater Creek State Park

Sweetwater Creek State Park

How far would you go to tell children's cancer to take a hike? CureSearch's Foothills Trail Ultimate Hikers are training to hike 28.3 miles in just one day, and you're invited to a free training hike to check out the program!

We're hitting the trail at Sweetwater Creek State Park for a training hike.
Where: Sweetwater Creek State Park
When: February 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Distance: 7.5 miles, mostly flat
Parking Fee: $5 or National Parks Pass
Meeting Location: In front over visitor's center
Feel free to bring a friend!

Please RSVP to [masked] by February 4 so we can connect you to our hike leader.
To learn more about the Foothills Trail Ultimate Hike, visit www.ultimatehike.org/foothills

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