Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Palisades East Unit, Indian Rock Shelter Loop Trail
Wednesday; April 22, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Description: Join National Park Service Ranger, Jerry Hightower, for a loop hike through a beautiful forest that was once home to Native Americans. Imagine a bustling village, dugout canoes on the river bank, smoldering fires smoking fish and game, and piles of freshwater mussel shells. For at least eight thousand years people have used this area. For these people the forests and river were supermarket, building supply, clothier, and drug store. During this walk you will visit the largest natural rock shelter in the park and hear fascinating facts concerning these people’s uses of the available resources to survive and even prosper. We will also enjoy spring wildflowers, ferns, and the area’s rich diversity of wildlife.
Location: We will meet at the parking area bulletin board on Whitewater Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30327
Difficulty: Moderate at a leisurely pace
Bring: Remember to dress for the weather and wear very comfortable hiking shoes. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and your activity level. You may wish to bring binoculars, hand lens, notebook, and camera.
Note: A $3. daily entrance fee or $25. annual pass is required.
Information: Jerry Hightower; 770-206-0338, cell; 678-538-1245, office; or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations are required by calling 678-538-1200
Limit: 25 persons