Outing Alert
June 27th, 2017
Poetry & Music Hike
Chattooga River Trail
Saturday, July 15th, 2017
with Marie Dunkle & Laurence Holden 


Hike Leaders: 
Marie Dunkle and Laurence Holden

Hike Location:  Chattooga River Trail

Outing Description: A unique and wonderful hiking experience that combines the magnificent Chattooga River with the poetry readings of Georgia ForestWatch's "poet laureate" Laurence Holden and fiddling at the river's edge by musician Marie Dunkle.
Hike Date:  Saturday, July 15, 2017
Meeting Time, Place and Directions:  Meet at the Ingles parking lot in Clayton, GA (far left side of lot as you are facing the store) at 10am. From Atlanta, take I-85 north to 985 north to 23 to 23/441 north, past Gainesville, Cornelia, Clarkesville, and into Clayton. Ingles will be on the right side of the highway.

Distance and Difficulty: Just under 5 miles round trip. Moderate difficulty with a little bit of steep climb on the way back.

Duration of Hike: No more than six hours. We'll be back to our cars before 4pm.
Participant Limit: 14
What to Bring and Wear: Lunch, plenty of water, rain gear, sturdy footwear.  If allergic to bees/wasps, remember to bring your meds/epi-pen.
Cancellation: Participants will be informed if hike is cancelled due to forecast of severe weather, etc.
Pet Policy: No pets, please

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, Georgia ForestWatch members are given early-bird priority.  *Non-members, please register on or after June 30.* To learn how you can become a member of Georgia ForestWatch, click here.

To Reserve Your Spot: Register  online or call 706-867-0051 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 hike, contact Marie Dunkle by email here or phone/text the number provided in your confirmation email. Please note that the Georgia ForestWatch office is closed on weekends, so please contact Marie directly.

Upcoming Outings & Events - Mark Your Calendars
Saturday, July 15 - Chattooga River Poetry and Music Hike - with Marie Dunkle and Laurence Holden

Saturday, July 29 - Naturalist Stroll at Black Rock Mountain State Park - with Maureen Donohue and Sue Harmon

Saturday, August 5 - Snorkeling the Conasauga River - with the US Forest Service. $25 per person; registration opens July 5.

Friday, August 18 - Andrews Cove Mountain Treasures Hike - with Sue Harmon and Becky McSwain

Saturday, September 16 - Family Hike (kids & dogs welcome) - with Sally and Tom Colkett

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