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Group: Georgia State Parks
When: Saturday, September 9th, 1 pm
Where: Panola Mountain State Park
Cost: $15 for gear, $5 for parking
Join us “on rope” for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up.
This strenuous activity is well worth the effort. Climbers can choose how high they would like to go and even swing to and walk on branches 30+ feet off the ground. Close-toed shoes and long pants recommended. Hair longer than shoulder length should be pulled back in a low ponytail. All equipment is provided. Arrive early to allow for walking time. Our Climbing tree, Naomi Ruth, is located across Lower Alexander Lake from the Alexander Lakes Parking Area and can be access easily by a short walk across the dam on the PATH Trail. once across, the second trail on the right, leading into the meadow, takes you to the Tree. If you hit Scout Lake Primitive Camping, you’ve gone too far. Reservations are nonrefundable. If you cannot attend the course, please call within 24 hours to reschedule. You will be allowed one reschedule that must be used within 30 days.