Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Vickery Creek Unit, Rhododendron Loop Trail and the Mill Dam Waterfall
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Description: Join National Park Service Ranger, Jerry Hightower, for a hike across scenic Vickery Creek through the covered bridge and into the forest with its abundance of native azaleas, Rhododendron, and Mountain Laurel. Walk along a nineteenth century road trace under glorious Big Leaf Magnolias. See the Mill dam waterfall and ruins of the once bustling mills. Learn facts and a fable or two about the human as well as natural history of this extraordinary area amongst beautiful ferns and spring wildflowers.
Location: We will meet in the lower most parking area off the Roswell Square (across from Hwy 120 at its intersection with Atlanta Street Hwy 9) at the trail entrance ardor just above the covered bridge.
Facilities: Located in Roswell Visitor Center on the Square
Difficulty: Moderate with a several short, but steep, accents and descents.
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