Hartfield's Hikers

Gold Branch Trail Photo Album

January 2011


We had an awesome January hike!  Everyone enjoyed themselves so much, they stayed around for almost an hour continuing conversations following the 2 1/2 hour hike. 

To add to our pleasure, just as we ended the hike and were returning to the parking lot, we ran into National Park Ranger Nketia (Nikki).  She was a joy to speak with and shared with us some great information concerning other hike trails in the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area. 

We had 6 men and 8 women including 6 first-timers.  James, a first-timer with us is a student at Morehouse majoring in Environmental Architecture.  We had some very interesting people and thus, interesting conversations that continued in the parking lot.  We look forward to working together and planning additional exciting and enlightening events!

As you know, our hikes are scheduled for the first Saturday of every month.  However, the January hike was on the 2nd Saturday, due  to the 100% chance of rain, and it did rain all day on the 1st.  The weather on our hike was perfect, sunny and brisk.  And, just as confirmation that we kicked off the year on the right foot...in addition to the great weather, fascinating hikers and missing the rain on the preceeding Saturday, we missed the 4 inches of snow the following day!


Jan 2011 Snow Storm 1

Click the photo below to view Ian's narrated Photo Album.

on the Trail


Thank you Ian!!!

Click this photo to view the pictures I took.
Gold Branch Hikers

For those who wanted more information on the Martin Luther King,Jr., Service Day to which James referred, here is the info:

Date:       Monday, January 17, 2011

Time:      10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where:    Outdoor Activity Center (OAC)

                       1442 Richland Road SW

                       Atlanta, GA  30310


Organizer:  Keeping It Wild 


More Info:  Come help us celebrate Dr. King's legacy with a day of service at the OAC! Please wear comfortable and warm clothing that can get dirty. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. Family friendly projects!



Please bring your old fruits and vegetables scraps for our compost bins



Please bring old cell phones and printer ink cartridges


Service Work:

Phase III - wooden foot bridge work

Gardening - preparing beds for winter

Trail maintenance - spreading mulch

Removal of Invasive Species

Indoor Cleaning-sweeping/dusting


Contact James here james.e.king.ii@gmail.com


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