Join us for our Geology Walk with Bill Witherspoon as part of our members-only Walk and Talk series.
Thursday, December 8
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
East Palisades / Indian Trail Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA)
Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, takes us to some geologic wonders. Walk to one of the metro-area’s largest natural rock faces exposing our most typical rock type, biotite gneiss. Along the trail are outcrops of the tough rock, quartzite, which is responsible for the impressive depth and steep walls of Chattahoochee Palisades gorge. At the top of the Palisades, overlooking Devil’s Racecourse Shoals, the power of the Chattahoochee is impressive. The two-mile, moderate walk has steep up-hill climbs.
East Palisades / Indian Trail
1425 Indian Trail NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
33° 53' 15.89" N, 84° 26' 1.44" W
Drive through the subdivision. Park at the end of the gravel road.
There are no restrooms at this unit.
Ages 10 and up.
Please no dogs.
About the Guide: Dr. Witherspoon taught geology to K-12 students and their teachers for 17 years at DeKalb County Schools’ Fernbank Science Center. Dr. Bill Witherspoon and Dr. Pamela Gore co-authored the popular guide, Roadside Geology of Georgia, a full-color volume on Georgia's wonders, from the coast to the mountains: landscapes, rocks, minerals, fossils, and the human stories geology has shaped.
Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are proud to support our Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a unit of the national park system managed by the National Park Service.
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