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Hello 35Up Trek Boogie'in Hounds:
Join your 35Up & Mingling in Atlanta MeetUp friends at the World Famous, Roswell Covered Bridge for an awe inspiring 5 mile Chat & Scoot Trek. So, Mom's throw the kids in the station wagon & come on down to Vickery for an awe inspiring Mother's Day Trek! (Station Wagon? Humm..)
Start: 1:30 P.M., at the Covered Bridge Trail-head for Vickery Creek (w/2 restrooms). (Note: We will do a 5 mile Trek! Partially, renewed by our Roswell trail rehabilitation volunteers. This renovated trail part has a new Eagle Scout project bridge, we will be crossing, as well.)
We will be watching closely for Vickery's Great Blue Heron along this beautiful creek feed into the Chattahoochee on this 5 mile stretch. 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 (who signed up with another MeetUp group) will continue Celebrating with a live "Tams" boogie'in 7 P.M. dinner concert in Sandy Springs! Picnic with your lounge chair, kooler, wine & goodies, to share!
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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