Outing Alert
April 6th, 2018
Monticello Glades Hike
with Dr. JP Schmidt
Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Great Blue Heron - Photo by Jess Riddle

Hike Leader: Dr. JP Schmidt

Hike Location:
 Monticello Glades

Hike Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Outing Description: We will hike less than a mile from the trailhead to a large beaver pond and hardwood forest. Glade community will include Oglethorpe oak, Sabal palmetto, wild comfrey and lots more. There are also some large, attractive mafic outcrops.

Meeting Time, Place and Directions: Meet at 10:00 am at the intersection of Felton McMichael Rd (called Middlebrook Pond Rd on the other side) and GA Hwy 83 south of Monticello, GA. See a Google map here.

Distance and Difficulty:  Hike total is 2 miles at most. There is a slight descent in and climb out.

Duration of Hike:
2 to 3 hours

Participant Limit: 20

What to Bring:  Lunch, plenty of water, rain gear, and sturdy footwear. If allergic to bees/wasps, remember to bring your meds/epi-pen.

Cancellation: Hikers will be notified if the outing is canceled due to forecast of severe weather, etc. 

Pet Policy: Well-behaved dogs are fine.

Family Safe Policy: Georgia ForestWatch Outings are a smoke-, alcohol-, and drug-free setting.

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Reservations required

Our outings are free of charge and open to everyone on a first come, first served basis, up to the limit. BUT DON'T FORGET, members are given early-bird priority on our hikes. **If you are NOT a ForestWatch member, please register after Monday, April 9th.** To learn how you can become a ForestWatch member, click here.

To Reserve Your Spot:   Register by clicking here, or call 706-867-0051 or email us with the following information: 
  1. Name of person(s)
  2. Your email address
  3. Your phone number (preferably cell if you will be carrying it on the outing day)
For more information on the outing, OR if you need directions on the day of the hike, please contact JP Schmidt by email here, or call the phone number provided in your confirmation email. Please note that the ForestWatch office is not open on weekends, so you will need to contact JP directly. 

Upcoming Outings & Events - Mark Your Calendars! 

March 3rd - April 13th Appalachian Mountain Treasures Photography Exhibit at The Bowen Center for the Arts, Dawsonville, GA

Saturday, April 28th - Ramp Cove Wildflowers and Big Trees - with Jess Riddle

Saturday, May 5th  - Slow Hike--Wildflowers and Conasauga History -  with John Moeller

Wednesday, May 30th - High Shoals Falls Hike - with Sue Harmon and Anne Hughes  

Sunday, June 3rd - Little Cedar Mountain Hike - with Sue Harmon and Jan Stansell

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