Filtering by: Georgia
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Georgia - Holiday Hike

This hike is led by Ambassador Amy Henson. Don your favorite holiday apparel and come check out the beauty of Cochran Mill Nature Center with me! I’ll be sporting my favorite ugly Christmas sweater and may even bust out the Christmas socks to accompany it. We will do the green and orange trails at Cochran Mill Park in Palmetto Ga. We will meet at the pavilion. 

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:

https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit


Trail Rating: Easy

Date: 12/16/2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. There is a bike event from 10-12 on this date. 

Location: 6875 Cochran Mill Rd, Palmetto GA 30268 

Distance: approximately 3 miles 

Trail Map and website: website found here- http://cochranmillpark.com/ trail map found here http://cochranmillpark.com/CMP_TrailMap.pdf


Water required: 2L

Dogs: yes – must be on lease

Kids: No- I figure moms might need a break about now. 

Men: No – Ladies only this time!

Permits/Passes: Cochran Mill charges a $5 park entrance/parking fee. There is a kiosk that accepts cards in the parking lot. 

Eventbrite: 1 ticket per member or attendee. 20 Tickets available
***TICKETS WILL GO LIVE 11/25/18 at 8:00 p.m.***

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-happy-holiday-hike-official-event-tickets-52849991748

Password: GWHGA

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER WITH THEIR NAME ON TICKET AND SIGN LIABILITY WAIVER BELOW.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

View Event →

Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Georgia - Olde Rope Mill Flannel and Brew Event

“Don we now our FLANNEL APPAREL!” Wear your finest flannel and prepare to hike and drink fresh brews following- more details below.

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Shelby DeCusati

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:

https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Olde Rope Mill River Trail Loop: HIKING TICKETS AVAILABLE 11/26/18 at 8 PM

Brewery ONLY TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Trail Rating: Easy

Date: 12/09/2018

Time: Departure at 10:00 AM, so plan to meet in Olde Rope Mill Parking lot 9:45 AM

Distance: 1.8 miles

Elevation Gain: 42 ft

AllTrails/ Atlanta Trails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/old-rope-mill-river-trail

Water Required: 2 Liters

Dogs: Yes

Permits / Passes: $1 cash donation at park

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.1318° N, 84.5239° W

Kids: Not for the hike, but they are welcome to meet us at the brewery! It's family friendly.

Men: Not for hike, but they are welcome to meet us at the brewry! 

Eventbrite: TICKET REQUIRED -1 ticket per member or attendee

PASSWORD: GWHGAflannelbrew

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-olde-rope-mill-official-flannel-and-brew-event-tickets-52677154788

If hiking in the cold isn't your thing you're more welcome to come join us with a brew at Reformation Brewery! We are planning to be there around 11 AM. All members invited- please just RSVP with brewery only ticket on Eventbrite.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER WITH THEIR NAME ON TICKET AND SIGN LIABILITY WAIVER BELOW.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Reformation Brewing Website: https://reformationbrewery.com/

Plan to meet at Olde Rope Mill Parking lot to hike. Wear your finest flannel top please! First we will hike, so plan to bring 2 liters or water at least and a nutrient dense trail snack. Following the event we are hoping to change clothes if needed. Then head over to Reformation Brewery in downtown Woodstock for drinks and lunch. They typically have food trucks located outside the brewery with food.

View Event →
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Georgia - Cloudland Canyon

This hike is led by Ambassador Amy Henson and Shelby DeCusati

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:

https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Trail Rating: Moderate but lots of stairs!

Date: 11/18/2018

Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Meet at West Rim Trailhead at 9:45AM and leaving promptly at 10AM

Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park

Distance: West Rim Trail- 4.8 miles and Waterfall trail- 1.1 so expect a little over 6 miles total

Meeting location: West Rim Trailhead parking area we will begin hike here

Planned Trails: West Rim loop trail and waterfalls trail

All Trails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/a-walk-back-in-time-cloudland-canyon-state-park

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/waterfalls-trail--4

Water required: 3L and trail snacks/ lunch

Dogs: No due to stairs

Kids: No

Men: No- ladies only this time!

Permits/Passes: $5 state park fee

Eventbrite: 1 ticket per member or attendee 
ONLY 16 TICKETS AVAILABLE! 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-official-cloudland-canyon-event-tickets-51316036647

***TICKETS WILL GO LIVE 10/18/18 at 8:30 pm.***
Password: GWHGAcloudland

View Event →
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Georgia - Dolls Head Spooktacular

This hike is led by Ambassador Amy Henson. Don your Halloween costume and come explore the spooky unique art at Dolls Head Trail. Feel free to bring your little spooksters as this hike is only 1.5 miles. If you are concerned that this may be too much for your little one, please google some of the art work and make sure they can handle some of the unique art. It does feature some headless dolls. 

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:

https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit


Trail Rating: Easy

Date: 10/28/18

Time: 3:00p.m.

Location: 3445 Almand Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Distance: 1.5mi

All Trails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/dolls-head-trail

Water required: 2L

Dogs: No

Kids: Yes

Men: Yes

Permits/Passes: None

Eventbrite: 1 ticket per member or attendee 
***TICKETS WILL GO LIVE 9/29/18 at 8:00 a.m.***
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-dolls-head-spooktacular-official-event-tickets-50580668140

Password: GWHGA

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER WITH THEIR NAME ON TICKET AND SIGN LIABILITY WAIVER BELOW.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

View Event →
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Georgia - Big Cedar Mountain & Wolf Mountain

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Shelby DeCusati and Co-hosted by Lauren Gertsen

8 TICKETS AVAILABLE for both wine and hike 
6 TICKETS AVAILABLE for hike portion only 9/10/18 at 8PM. *You only need 1 ticket*

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:

https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Big Cedar Mountain and Wolf Mountain Vineyards

Trail Rating: moderate

Date: 10/6/2018

Time: 9:00 AM meet in Woody Gap parking lot departure time 9:15AM

Distance: 3.4 miles RT

Elevation Gain: 780 ft

AllTrails Trails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/big-cedar-mountain-and-preachers-rock-via-appalachian-trail

Water Required: 2 Liters

Dogs: NO

Permits / Passes: None

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.6779° N, 84.0002° W

Kids: NO

Men: NO- girls only this time!

Eventbrite: 1 ticket per member or attendee
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-big-cedar-mountain-and-wolf-mountain-vineyards-official-event-tickets-49317854029
Password: GWHGA

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER WITH THEIR NAME ON TICKET AND SIGN LIABILITY WAIVER BELOW.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

This is a highly trafficked trail and we’d like to make sure to have enough time to hike, enjoy the views from the summit, and clean up/ change clothes (dressy causal attire) before our drive to Wolf Mountain Vineyards for lunch. Plan for lunch to spend anywhere between $10-20 lunch. This does not include drinks! Here is there website below where you can check out their menu and wine selections. Wolf Mountain is the top rated vineyard in Dahlonega, GA.

http://www.wolfmountainvineyards.com/gourmet-dining/vineyard-cafe-lunches/

View Event →
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Georgia - WFA Women's Woods Weekend

It’s a Women’s Warrior Weekend in the Woods! This is an 18-hour interactive course designed for anyone who spends time in the wild or for anyone who has an interest in improving their medical skills in the wilderness. This is a women’s-only weekend strictly limited to 20 students. 

What to bring?
•Comfortable chair
•Clothing suitable for weather conditions
•Notebook and provided textbook
•Headlamp

Day and night scenarios are a critical learning material and all classes will be conducted rain or shine! Moulage is used as well as real people to promote more real-life scenarios. 

Curriculum covers:
•Basic anatomy and Physiology
•Patient assessment skills
•Recognizing and treating soft tissue injuries
•Muscle and bone injuries
•Head and spinal injuries
•Thermal injuries
•Recognizing and treating shock
•Medical Emergencies in the Wild
•Bites, stings, and envenomations
•Environmental exposure
•Emergency carries and improvised litters

Location?
Georgia Bushcraft Basecamp
1150 Carruth Road
Watkinsville, GA, USA

THIS COURSE IS APPROVED BY:
•American Safety and Health Institute
•Georgia Dept of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma
•Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training
•National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Food & Lodging:
For students who choose to camp for the weekend, primitive sites are available for this course at NO CHARGE. Water is available on site, as well as solar showers. Gas and charcoal grills are available but meals are not provided! We can maybe coordinate bigger meals and pool funds closer to the event or do a potluck! 

Please post any event-related questions on here!

Mark, the OffGrid Medic team and I are so excited you are ready to share our passion for wilderness medicine! 

https://www.offgridmedic.com/classes/2017/6/20/wilderness-first-aid-ffpt6-866dt
Here is the link you to purchase and reserve your spots! We will cap event at 20 women, but if there is additional interest we may evaluate another weekend. 

I also plan to upgrade any ladies signing up that are interested to Wilderness First Responders within the next year (Spring 2019) through OffGrid Medic as well!
 

View Event →
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Georgia - Sweetwater Creek

This hike is led by GWH Ambassador Amy Henson. 
Please join me as we visit beautiful Sweetwater Creek State Park. We will hike the Yellow Trail, and if we still have energy we will head down the Red Trail. 
If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
Tickets Required: Eventbrite tickets will be released Sept 1, 2018 7:30a.m.
**1 Eventbrite ticket per member only - all attendees must register with their own email**
Password:GWHGA
Trail Rating: Green/Easy
Alltrails link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/sweetwater-creek-yellow-trail--2https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/sweetwater-creek-red-trail
Park Website: https://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek?s=80.0.0.5
Date: Sept 23, 2018
Time: 10:00
Distance: 3.5 - 5 mi(optional)
Location: 1750 Mount Vernon Road Lithia Springs, GA 30122 Douglas County
Hiker Limit: 25
Dogs: Yes
Kids: No
Men: No
Water: 2-3L
***As with all GWH events, ALL ATTENDEES must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups*** 
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver
Items to bring: Plenty of water, snacks and the 10 essentials.

View Event →
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Georgia - Tallulah Gorge State Park

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Shelby DeCusati
If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: 

https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Tallulah Gorge: 12 TICKETS AVAILABLE 8/27/18 at 8:00PM
Trail Rating: Most difficult with stairs and elevation (see below)
Date: 09/08/2018
Time: 9:00 AM meet in front of visitors center departure time 9:15AM
Distance: 5 miles RT
Elevation Gain: 1000 ft and 1,062+ stairs
AllTrails/ Atlanta Trails Track: https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/tallulah-gorge-hurricane-falls-trail/
And https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/tallulah-gorge-north-south-rim-trails/
Water Required: 3 Liters
Dogs: NO
Permits / Passes: $5 visitor pass for Georgia State Parks
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.740217, -83.390500 // N34 44.413 W83 23.430
Kids: NO
Men: Yes
Eventbrite: TICKET REQUIRED- 1 ticket per member or attendee
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-tallulah-gorge-co-ed-hike-tickets-49269238619
Password:GWHGA
ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER WITH THEIR NAME ON TICKET AND SIGN LIABILITY WAIVER BELOW.
***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Our friends from Atlanta Trails (Eric and Rob) and Wander North GA (Josh) will be joining us for our hike. Following the event we are hoping to head to downtown Clayton to visit the Wander store and then grabbing lunch following.

View Event →
Sep
2
7:30 AM07:30

Southeast Retreat - Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail

This hike is part of the GWH Southeast Retreat. 

Sunday - SC Foothills Trail Sections Upper Whitewater Falls (A8) to Canebrake (A6)

Trail Name: SC Foothills Trail Sections Upper Whitewater Falls (A8) to Canebrake (A6)
Location: NC/SC state line
Distance: 8 miles, there and back
Time: 7:30 am (gates to the park open at 7:00 am)
Total Elevation: 1,000 ft
More Info: https://foothillstrail.org/section-by-section-2/
Meeting Location / Parking: NC 107 and SC 130 (see map https://foothillstrail.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Upper-Whitewater-Falls-Trail-Access.pdf ) 
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude.
Dogs: Yes
Men: No
Kids: No

To register for this day hike visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwh-southeast-retreat-at-oconee-state-park-tickets-41510503032
Password: GWHSE

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

View Event →
Sep
1
7:30 AM07:30

Southeast Retreat: Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail

This hike is part of our GWH Southeast Retreat

Saturday - Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail

If you are a registered member of GWH and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Trail Name: Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail
Location: Oconee State Park
Distance: 6.4 miles, there and back
Total Elevation: 300 ft
Start time: 7:30 am (gates to the park open at 7:00 am)
More Info: https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/oconee-passage-palmetto-trail
Meeting Location / Parking: After the fee station, turn right and follow signs to the old archery range where the trailhead is located.
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude.
Dogs: Yes
Men: No
Kids: No

To register for this day hike visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwh-southeast-retreat-at-oconee-state-park-tickets-41510503032
Password: GWHSE

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

View Event →
Aug
17
5:30 AM05:30

Georgia - Preacher's Rock Sunrise Hike

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador, Lauren Gertsen.

Ticket: Eventbrite ticket required to attend
**1 Eventbrite ticket per member
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-official-preachers-rock-sunrise-hike-tickets-47966725768?aff=affiliate1
Password: GWHGAPREACHERS


Trail Rating: This is a moderate trail that gains elevation only for the last 0.4 miles. We will maintain a hiking pace of 1.5-2 mph.
Date: Friday, August 17th
Time: 5:30am meetup at Woody Gap, 5:45am leaving for hike, 6:58am is estimated sunrise time
Distance: 2 mile round trip on the Appalachian Trail. Offering uninterrupted views of the lower Appalachian Mountains at sunrise. 
EG: 500 feet ascent
Location: GPS coordinates parking/ trail head: 34.6779 N, 84.0002 W
Hiker limit: 20
Dogs: Yes
Atlanta Trails: https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/preachers-rock-appalachian-trail/
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, ALL ATTENDEES must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this day hike, I highly recommend bringing flashlight or headlamp, electrolytes, trail snacks, at least 2 L of water, bug spray, and your 10 essentials. Carpooling encouraged! Also, I’m bringing a jet boil to make breakfast and coffee at the top! If you want to do the same, I encourage this...breakfast with a view!

View Event →
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Georgia - Co-Ed Kayaking on the Chestatee River

This river adventure is led by GWH Ambassadors, Shelby DeCusati.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-lower-chestatee-river-kayak-co-ed-event-tickets-47888233997
Password: GWHGA
Ticket: Eventbrite ticket required to attend
**1 Eventbrite ticket per member only- all attendees must register with their own email**
Payment: Pay Appalachian Outfitters upon arrival (cash/ credit card accepted)
Single Kayak- $28 (kayak, life jacket, paddle included)
Bring Your Own Kayak Shuttle Service- $10
River Class Rating: Beginner- Class 1 Rapids
Date: Saturday, August 4
Time: 11:00-1:00 pm- meet at Appalachian Outfitters
Address: 2084 S Chestatee, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Meet no later than 10:45 AM in parking lot to pay and gear up will be departing on river at 11 AM
Distance: 6 miles
Location: GPS coordinates parking: 34°30’28″N, 83°58’25″W
Reservation limit: 15
Dogs: No
Appalachian Outfitters Info: http://canoegeorgia.com/canoe-and-kayaking/#lowerchestatee
Kids: no (adults only this time)
Men: Yes
Weather: If thunderstorms predicted then event will be canceled and members will be contacted 24 hrs before event.

***As with all GWH events, ALL ATTENDEES must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

What to wear: water shoes or sandals- (NO FLIP-FLOPS allowed), bathing suit, shorts, sun protection (hat, sunblock, sunglasses) , dress according to weather shorts and t-shirt if hot or wind breaker if cool

To complete this kayak adventure, I highly recommend bringing small soft pack cooler, electrolytes, nutrient dense snacks or lunch, at least 2 L of water, sunscreen, bug spray, and your dry sack to keep items dry. NO ALCOHOL, GLASS, STYROFOAM, or LARGE COOLERS allowed on river. Leave all unneeded items like wallets, keys, pagers, etc. behind. We have a safe place to leave car keys at the outpost while you’re on the river.

View Event →
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Georgia - Hemlock Falls

Hi everyone! This is a rescheduled event from May 19th. I’m honoring the previous Eventbrite tickets and I have contacted previous attendees via email and requested they let me know their status for attending. As a result I have a couple of spots open. Also, please note a change to being a kid friendly event. You will only need 1 ticket, but I would appreciate your letting me know if you plan to bring kiddos. 

We will explore Hemlock Falls near Moccasin Creek State Park at Lake Burton. We will depart from the parking lot at Moccasin Creek State Park at 10 a.m. The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-official-hemlock-falls-hike-tickets-44746711619

Eventbrite password: GWHGAhemlockfalls


Date: July 14, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Trail info can be found at: https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/hemlock-falls-trail-lake-burton/

Location: 3655 Ga Hwy 197 Clarkesville, Ga 30523

Rating: Easy – GWH scale – Green, Easy on All-Trails & Atlanta Trails

Distance: 2 mi out and back

Elevation change: 250ft

Coed: No

Kids: yes

Dogs: Allowed on leash

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. As it is my first meetup, expect this to be a relaxed saunter through the woods. We will take our time and enjoy the journey along Moccasin Creek. Our Girls Who Hike group have many differently paced hikers that come to our meet-ups. Our meet ups are a no judgement zone and we are here to encourage as well as motivate each other along the trail.

Preparing for the hike: make sure to eat breakfast and hydrate, wear comfortable layers, supportive tennis shoes or hiking boots with good tread, trekking poles as needed, rain gear, at least a liter of water, a hiking snack, and your 10 essentials (first aid kit) Any questions or concerns please feel free to ask in the comments below.

**In order to attend an official meetup all participating hike attendees MUST sign the liability waiver found below. You only need to sign once to be cleared for all GWH meetups.

http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Any updates will be posted on the event thread, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes.

 

 

View Event →
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Georgia - Pine Mountain West Loop Co-ED Hike

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassadors, Shelby DeCusati.

The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Ticket: Eventbrite ticket required to attend
**1 Eventbrite ticket per member only**
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-pine-mountain-west-loop-co-ed-sunset-hike-tickets-46986556054
Password: GWHGApinesunset

Trail Rating: This is a moderate trail. We will maintain a hiking pace of 1.5-2 mph.
Date: Friday, July 13th
Time: 7:00- 9:30 pm- meet at Cartersville Pine Mountain West Loop Trailhead (free parking and carpooling encouraged)
Leaving trailhead by 7:15 pm at latest
Distance: 2.1 miles we will be hiking out and back along the West Loop Trail
This trail is in Cartersville, Georgia which includes wild flowers, bridge creek crossings, and summit overlook views.
EG: 623 feet
Location: GPS coordinates parking/ trail head: 34.175233, -84.753817 // N34 10.514 W84 45.229
Hiker limit: 20
Dogs: Yes
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/pine-mountain-trail
Atlanta Trails: https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/pine-mountain-trail-cartersville/
Kids: no (adults only this time)
Men: Yes

***As with all GWH events, ALL ATTENDEES must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this day hike, I highly recommend bringing flashlight or headlamp, electrolytes, trail snacks, at least 2 L of water, sunscreen, bug spray, and your 10 essentials. Carpooling encouraged!

View Event →
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Georgia - Warwomen Dell to Pinnacle Knob

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassadors, Shelby DeCusati and Lauren Lindberg

The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Ticket: Eventbrite ticket required
**1 Eventbrite ticket per member only**
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-warwomen-dell-to-pinnacle-knob-event-tickets-45845158102
Password: GWHGApinnacle
Trail Rating: This is a difficult trail. We hope to maintain a hiking pace of 2 mph.
Date: June 16th
Time: 8:00- 2:00 pm- meet at Warwomen Dell (Carpooling encouraged due to limited parking)
Leaving trailhead by 8:15am at latest
Distance: 8 miles out and back
This trail in Clayton, Georgia includes 2 waterfalls, cascades, as well as summit overlook views.
EG: 1,470 feet considered a difficult trial
Location: GPS coordinates parking/ trail head: 34.881317, -83.352883 // N34 52.879 W83 21.173
Hiker limit: 15
Dogs: no (due to risk of bears, snakes, and heat)
AllTrails Track: (It's an out and back) https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/bartram-trail-to-pinnacle-knob
Kids: no (ladies only this time)
Men: no (ladies only this time)

***As with all GWH events, ALL ATTENDEES must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups*** LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this day hike, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, lunch or snacks, at least 3 L of water, sunscreen, bug spray, and your 10 essentials. Carpooling encouraged parking IS limited!

View Event →
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Georgia - Sawnee Mountain Co-Ed Sunset Hike

This hike is led by GWH Ambassador Amy Henson. 

Let’s hike the Indian Seats Trail to the top of Sawnee Mountain and hopefully catch a beautiful sunset. 

The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways! 

Tickets Required: Eventbrite (one ticket per hiker) 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-sawnee-mountain-official-co-ed-sunset-hike-event-tickets-45922644867
password:GWHGAsawnee
Trail Rating: Moderate hike, From the parking lot at 2500 Bettis Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, GA we will hike towards the visitor center before we turn to head up the mountain to Indian Seats. 
Trail Map: http://parks.forsythco.com/Portals/1/Documents/Maps/Park%20Maps/Individual%20Park%20Maps/SMPRE_Trail_Map_2016.pdf
Park Website: http://parks.forsythco.com/Sawnee-Mountain-Preserve
Date: June 9, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – leaving the trailhead by 6:15
Sunset for June 9 is slated to be 8:47. Please try to be early so we have a minute to find a good spot to sit and catch our breath. After sunset we will hike ¾ mile back to the parking lot, exiting the summit by 9:10 to leave the park by 9:30 p.m. 
Distance: 3.5 mi
Elevation Gain: 436 ft
Location: 2500 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road, This parking lot has a pavilion and parking lot only. 
Hiker Limit: 24
Dogs: No Dogs allowed on the trails per the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Website
Kids: No
Men: Yes

***As with all GWH events, ALL ATTENDEES must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups*** LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Items to bring: Plenty of water, snacks, and I recommend bringing a headlamp in case it’s dark on the decent.

View Event →
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Georgia - Preacher's Rock and Big Cedar Mountain

ALL attendees MUST reserve their ticket on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhga-official-meet-up-preachers-rock-and-big-cedar-mountain-tickets-43220181727
Password: GWHGA0325

Interested in exploring one of Georgia's prettiest day hikes along the AT? Come join GWHGA as we explore Preacher's Rock and continue on to Big Cedar Mountain with stunning trail overlook views. This is considered a 3.4 mile out and back trail that can be heavily trafficked (hints our earlier meeting time). This is also considered a dog friendly trail. We will meet at the Preacher's Rock trial head at Woody Gap- 10 am and I highly recommend showing up a few minutes earlier. Carpooling will be encouraged because parking can be limited at times. 

In regards to pacing: Our GWH group have many differently paced hikers that come to our meet ups. Our meet ups are a no judgement zone and we are here to encourage as well as motivate each other along the trails. We stay together as a group.

For more trail info please see link below: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/big-cedar-mountain-and-preachers-rock-via-appalachian-trail

Wondering about carpooling? This time I will be coming from Gainesville, Georgia and will be crossing over interstate 400 where I can meet you along the way there! Also, by posting below in comments you may find other ladies that are in your area, interested in shortening their drive, and making a friend!

Preparing for hike: make sure to eat breakfast and hydrate, wear comfortable layers (as you hike you will warm up), supportive tennis shoes or hiking boots with good tread, trekking poles as needed, at least a liter or more of water, hiking snack, first aid supplies as needed, sunglasses, hat, camera, and most importantly a positive attitude. Any other questions or concerns feel free to ask in comments below! 

ALL participating hike attendees MUST sign the liability waiver found below. You only need to sign once to be cleared for our GWH meet ups

View Event →
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Georgia - Women's Backpacking Course @ REI

All Attendees need to grab a ticket on Eventbrite: (Only 50 spots!)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/official-meet-up-gwhga-and-rei-co-op-course-womens-backpacking-tickets-43411590235
Password: GWHGAREI0318

Want to take your day hikes overnight? Connect with other female hikers from Girls Who Hike Georgia and REI to get an overview of backpacking planning, preparation and gear in this women's class. Learn how to choose a pack and select proper clothing and footwear. Plus, we'll give you important notes on trail etiquette and Leave No Trace principles.

View Event →
Mar
10
to Mar 11

GWH Southeast Region Meetup - Providence Canyon

Looking for another adventure to add to your camping and hiking bucket list? Well, I have the perfect hike for you and this is what I consider to be Georgia’s most unique state park, Providence Canyon. 

Providence Canyon is considered Georgia’s “little Grand Canyon.” It’s only been around since the 1800s and was originally created because of poor farming practices when farmers were not taking the proper steps to avoid soil erosion. Over the year’s constant moving water within the sandstone have naturally carved out these awe-inspiring sandstone canyons.

GWH would like to invite you to join us on an exclusive collaborative camping and hiking event between the Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina chapter groups. We will be reserving several back country campsites for our groups where we are planning an overnight trip for Saturday, March 10th. We will meet up Saturday morning to do some hiking on the and exploring along the White Trail. Then, grab our belongings and backpack 3-4 miles to our campsites along the back country trail. 

If camping and backpacking is not your jam, but you’re still interested in day hiking Providence Canyon you are still more than welcome to join in our day hike. In regards to pacing GWHGA stays together as a group to encourage one another. We are here to spread motivation, positive vibes, and support to our members along the trails. Please mention below in comments that you will be doing this, so then we can plan accordingly for how many to expect for camping purposes. 

The trail we plan to explore Saturday is the White Blaze Canyon Loop trail, which is around 5 miles and considered a moderate hiking trail. The Canyon Loop trail wanders through 9 of the extraordinary canyons, a sandy riverbed of constant moving water along portions of the canyon floors, through a shady forest, and back up to the top where you can peer into the canyon at various overlooks along the edge of the canyon. As you hike into the canyons you will notice how each are dramatically shaped and one of a kind due to the carvings of the constant moving water. These canyons are different from the Grand Canyon though, because Providence Canyon’s walls are made of fragile crumbling sandstone.

All Attendees for day hiking or camping are required to RSVP on the eventbrite as well (link below)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwh-southeast-region-official-meet-up-providence-canyon-ga-registration-41642923104
Password: GWHSE

Equipment needed: daypack, sleeping bag, tent/ shelter, sleeping pad, layered clothing, comfy supportive shoes, trekking poles as needed,rain jacket, windproof jacket, flashlight/ headlamp, food and trail snacks, backpack, first aid supplies as needed
If needing some extra equipment feel free to reach out to REI locations because they have availability to rent some equipment. Also, you can try reaching out to GWH members who may have extras that can share or seehttps://www.theadventurejunkies.com/hiking-packing-list/

Overnight Attendees: We are requesting for you to pay your $12 campsite fee at least a week before the event. Your deadline for payment is March 3rd. In order to make your payment see the link below:https://www.paypal.me/WGJones201 

Interested in carpooling? I live in Atlanta so I’m always available if anyone would like ride with me (Shelby DeCusati) or if you’d like to make a trip of it and take several cars up there in groups to shorten your driving trip.

ALL participating hike attendees MUST sign the liability waiver found below. You only need to sign once to be cleared for our GWH meet ups

View Event →