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Shabbat Hike

Saturday, March 17, 2018 • 1 Nisan 5778

10:00 AM - 12:00 PMIsland Ford Park on Chattahoochee

The hike tomorrow at Island Ford/10am is still on!!

It will be raining most of the night so be prepared for a slightly muddy walk. Bring a towel to dry off any benches. Bring rain gear in case we get caught in a pop-up shower. And don't wear your fancy white tennis shoes or risk them going home the color of Georgia clay.

If it is raining, we wlll not meet.

Join Rabbi Josh for a morning walk at the beautiful Island Ford in Sandy Springs/Roswell. Dogs and kids encouraged. Parking fee $5 cash or sometimes credit card works. Bring a lunch for a picnic after. In case of actual rain, the event will be postponed. Please RSVP so we can contact you in case of iffy weather. Put cell phone # in the notes.


MEET outside the visitors center:

What you need to know about Island Ford Park
1. We will park all the way down the entrance road, near the ranger station. Meet at the ranger station.

2. There is a parking fee at Chattahoochee recreational areas. Bring $ bills if you don't have a pass. It is $5 or you can buy an annual pass for $40.
America The Beautiful pass now also accepted.

3. We will walk at a leisurely pace so that all can stay together. Be aware there is some elevation (hills) in this walk.|If you are there for exercise, you will love to stay after and explore and enjoy the hilly trails.

4. Bring a snack or lunch to enjoy a picnic together after. If you bring cookies to share, I bet you will have some takers and you will make a lot of friends.

5. Allison Carter is the information/last minute/emergency contact. If you are not attending at the last minute or have questions, please contact her. Call or Text 770-298-1186.

MAP / Directions

About the walk:
We start at the park’s historic log park headquarters built in the 1930s (view maps and driving directions), dropping elevation to the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The hike turns left at the river’s edge, crossing a wooden bridge and diving into the forest flanking the riverine shoreline.

The trail follows the contours of the river’s banks, hiking past large, cave-like overhanging rock outcrops. According to archeologists, these caves likely provided shelter to the early Native American tribes that lived and hunted in the wildlife-rich Chattahoochee River valley.

Paddling: We are not paddling, but know that you can reserve a canoe or kayak from Shoot the Hooch and have it delivered to the boat ramp to make a day of it. 

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