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By Randy Golden, Pam Golden

ISBN-10: 0897326733

ISBN-13: 9780897326735

Atlanta is without doubt one of the South’s greatest towns, yet it’s additionally domestic to a few of the region’s such a lot fantastic mountaineering and jogging locations. 60 Hikes inside 60 Miles: Atlanta is helping readers locate and luxuriate in the easiest within sight hikes, from Stone Mountain Park to the Georgia mountains, Sprewell Bluff to the Kennesaw Mountain nationwide Battlefield Park, and a wealth of destinations in among. Hikes variety from friendly family members strolls to difficult treks for these searching for a major exercise session and also to scenic attractiveness, a few of the hikes, corresponding to Burnt Hickory Loop and Cheatham Hill path, have historic allure. Others, just like the furnish Park Loop and Atlantic Ramble, characteristic significant Atlanta points of interest. Expertly drawn maps and path profiles supplement precise path descriptions, whereas a convenient checklist exhibits distinctive pursuits — top hikes for kids, scenic hikes, hikes for flora and fauna viewing, working trails, and more.

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Fulton County, Cobb County, Gwinnett County, and Forsyth County each have park areas within the boundaries of the CRNRA. Although not part of the national recreation area, the Chattahoochee Nature Center is adjacent to the river and offers a good hike along with informative displays and creatures from the wild. There is an extensive area of raptors, including two American bald eagles. The river flows northwest of downtown Atlanta, and there are some great places not far off its route to stay, eat, and sleep, including Cobb County’s Cumberland Mall/Galleria area, Sandy Springs, and Roswell, in Fulton County.

If you’re tempted to drink “found water,” do so only if you understand the risks involved. Better yet, hydrate before hiking, carry (and drink) six ounces of water for every mile you plan to hike, and hydrate after the hike. CLOTHING The most important thing to remember is that you want to be comfortable on the trail, and being comfortable means keeping yourself cool in summer and warm in winter. In warmer weather, you might try Under Armour, which offers summer wear T-shirts with incredible “wicking”; shorts are popular for their loose, comfortable fit.

In short, a topo indicates not only linear distance but elevation as well, using contour lines. Contour lines extend across the map like dozens of intricate spiderwebs. Each line represents a particular elevation, and at the base of each topo, a contour’s interval designation is given. If the contour interval is 20 feet, then the distance between each contour line is 20 feet. Follow five contour lines up on the same map, and the elevation has increased by 100 feet. 5-minute series topo reads “Contour Interval 40 feet,” that the short trail we’ll be hiking is two inches long on the map, and that the trail crosses five contour lines from beginning to end.

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