The Georgia Conservancy and Mark Warren, author of Secrets of the Forest Volume I, are excited to welcome you to the East Palisades Day Hike at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area on May 20!
This section of the National Recreation Area is within the perimeter but feels like it may as well be in the Blue Ridge Mountains. You'll walk along the riverbank, stop at overlooks, pass mountain laurel thickets, see the largest paw paw tree in Atlanta, and stroll along meandering streams.
The hike will view the forest through the eyes of the Cherokee, as a living resource of foods, medicines, tools, and crafts. Mark Warren will discuss aspects of this book, Secrets of the Forest Volume I, during the hike.
When: Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: East Palisades Trail / Whitewater Creek Unit- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Cost: $10 per person
About the author: Mark Warren is a lifelong student of nature and primitive lore. Growing up in the piedmont of Georgia, he was in love with the forest. After being graduated from the University of Georgia in art and chemistry/ pre-med, he served 10 years as naturalist / environmental educator for The Georgia Conservancy and 17 years as wilderness director for High Meadows Camp. Mark is also the director of Medicine Bow, a "primitive school of earthlore" in Dahlonega, GA
Tour Details: Enjoy a guided hike and learn about the natural history and ecology of this incredible forest within the city of Atlanta.
What to bring: Please bring plenty of water, appropriate walking shoes and attire that can get dirty, sunscreen, sense of adventure and many questions.
Parking: Park at the Whitewater Creek Unit. Limited parking. Biking and carpooling encouraged. We will offer more details as the event date nears.
Weather: RAIN or SHINE. We will provide updates as the event date nears.