April 13, 2014, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Site, DeKalb County
Arabia Mountain National Natural Heritage Site. Mountain Loop, Lake Loop, and Salamanders Pools, Sunday; April 6, 2014, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Description: Join the Georgia Botanical Society and Naturalist Jerry Hightower for a leisurely paced hike up and around the mountain to view the solution pool gardens, the amazing mosaic of lichens, and small, but interesting, patches of trees and shrubs. Sculpted over geologic time by wind, rain, cold, and heat; these extraordinary gardens are beautiful to behold. After lunch we will take the forest loop to the lake and then on to the salamander pools. This DeKalb County park is both a geological and botanical treasure.
Facilities: In Visitor Center
Difficulty: Moderate with some fairly steep, but short, accents and decents.
Bring: A lunch and water to carry along and we will picnic in the forest. You may wish to bring binoculars, hand lens, and camera.
Please contact Jerry Hightower at 404-953-9331 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning on joining this trip.