Outing Alert
June 7th, 2018

Medicinal Plants Hike
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tennessee Rock Trail - photo by Patricia Kyritsi Howell
Hike Leaders: Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Hike Location:
 Tennessee Rock Trail at Black Rock State Park, Mountain City, GA

Hike Date: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Outing Description: This trail goes through a variety of incredibly diverse plant habitats and features many native and introduced plants with a long history of use as medicine, and many that are still used today.

The trail includes two rather steep but gradual climbs and is shaded. It takes us to a spectacular lookout with views north where we will stop and have lunch or a snack before descending to the parking area. Georgia Park Pass required ($5 per car).

Meeting Time, Place and Directions: Meet at 9:00 am in the Ingles parking lot on Hwy 441 in Clayton, GA. We'll meet in the southwest corner of the parking lot (near the bank and BP gas station). Click here for a Google map.

Distance and Difficulty: This is a 2.2-mile hike on a loop trail with some steep but gradual climbs. Moderate.

Duration:  We will be stopping frequently for botanizing and then to savor the view from atop Black Rock Mountain. We should be back at the trail end by 1:30 or 2:00 pm.

Participant Limit: 15

What to Bring and Wear: Lunch/snacks, plenty of water, rain gear, sturdy footwear. Long pants recommended if you are concerned about poison ivy, as it is a narrow trail. Optional: walking stick, camera, magifying glass/jeweler's loup, field guides if you have some you like. If allergic to bees/wasps, remember to bring your meds/epi-pen. 

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

Pet Policy: No pets on this hike, 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 ForestWatch  members are given early-bird priority on our hikes.  If you are not a member, please register after June 10. To learn how you can become a ForestWatch  member, click  here .

To Reserve Your Spot:  R egister online 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 about the hike, contact Patricia with this email link. If you need directions the day of the hike, please call the phone number provided in your confirmation email. 

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Saturday, July 14th  - Cooper Creek Old Growth: Valley of the Giants - with Sue Harmon, Anne Hughes, and Cliff Shaw   

Saturday, July 21st - Snorkeling -  with the US Forest Service 
(fee to participate; registration opens June 21st)

Saturday, August 4th - Sassafras Mountain Wildflowers - with Jess Riddle

Saturday, August 18th - Stonewall Falls Trail Hike - with Marie Dunkle

Saturday, September 8th - Nature Walk at Smithgall Woods - with Jess Riddle and Tom Hennigan

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