Sunday, April 2, 2017, Arabia Mountain National Natural Heritage Site, Dekalb County

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Spring Colors on Arabia Mountain

Arabia Mountain National Natural Heritage Site Mountain Loop, Lake Loop, and Salamanders Pools, Sunday; April 2, 2017, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Trip Leader: Jerry Hightower

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.

Meet:  10:00, Park Visitor Center

Facilities: In Visitor Center

Difficulty:  Moderate with some fairly steep, but short, ascents and descents.

Bring:  A lunch and water to carry along and we will picnic on the mountain.  You may wish to bring binoculars, hand lens, and camera.  

Limit: 30

Please contact Jerry Hightower at 770-206-0338 or jerryhightower@hotmail.com if you are planning on joining this trip.