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Indian Rock Shelter Loop Trail Hike

  • 14 Jul 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • East Palisades/Whitewater Creek, 4058 Whitewater Creek Rd Atlanta, GA 30327
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Indian Rock Shelter Loop Trail Hike

Sunday, July 14th

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Join a National Park Service Ranger 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 summer wildflowers, ferns, and the area’s rich diversity of wildlife.

Facilities: None

Difficulty: This walk is leisurely with moderate uphill sections. These walks are quite slow with numerous stops to discuss items of interest along the way. Note: This walk is not suitable for very young children.

Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. PLEASE BRING ADEQUATE WATER and you might include snacks. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.

Limit: 30 persons

Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.

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