Saturday, November 20, 2010

Great hike on eastside Beltline trail

Thanks to Angel and thanks to all of our wonderful hikers today!



Beltline Art


Skate Park:


We hope to plan hikes on all segments (22 miles total) within the next few months. Also there will be a full 22 mile hike of the entire Beltline loop in early Spring!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

**11/20/10 Beltline Hike planned**

Hello friends and hikers,
It's been far too long and the Beltline has seen many drastic
improvements, so join me this Saturday as we hike the stretch from
Amsterdam Walk south to DeKalb Ave. Also it's supposed to be 64 and

What: FREE 5-6 mile walk on the eastside Beltline trail
When: 10am-1pm (can be cut short)
Where: meet at Amsterdam Walk (550 Amsterdam Ave, ATL)
Who: EVERYONE is invited including kids, adults, and leashed dogs
Why: great weather calls for a great walk to see some great changes

Check out this PBA video from last year to see what this section of the
Beltline USED to look like: (and to see what Angel and I looked like too)

Map of route:

Feel free to stage cars at DeKalb and Airline St if you like, but be at
Amsterdam by 10am to walk with the group.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hidden Forests hike July 10th

Hello Urban Hiking family- long time, no see!

I know the heat is quickly returning, but we are going to attempt our
first summer urban hike this Saturday at 10am, so put a reminder in your

This one will be a tour of hidden forests in Atlanta. We'll meet at the North side of the Candler Park Marta station at 10AM this Saturday, July 10th.

Bring water and a snack if you like. Plan on hot and humid as we will be
back in that typical summer routine by this weekend.

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday.
Should you need to contact me call my cell at 404-403-0822.

Urban Hike Planner

Thursday, April 22, 2010

May 1st Ponce de Leon History Hike

Hi UrbanHikers!
It's been awhile since we did a hike other than Beltline or forest hikes,
so on May 1st we're going to walk from west to east down the Ponce de Leon
corridor and learn all about the history of this part of Atlanta from our
group leader Tom Zarrilli.

Where? Meet at the MARTA Station entrance @ Ponce and W. Peachtree.
(Across from the FOX, AT& T bldg)

When? 10AM start, finish around lunch time

Who? ANYONE and EVERYONE is invited. This is FREE as always.

Distance? 2.5 miles +/-

Stops? countless historical points and a stop at Krispy Kreme for coffee
and doughnuts and Whole Foods for restrooms

Other info? This is a 1-way hike, so either plan to stage a car with
friends at the Plaza on the east end (Ponce and Highland area) or take the
#2 Marta bus back to where we started.

We did this last year and got RAVE reviews. Don't miss out this time!!

RSVP to me if you're interested so we have an idea of how many to expect.
Thanks and see you in May!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Urban Hiking makes the big time

check yourselves out!

next hike will likely be a tour down Ponce de Leon on Sat, May 1st- stay tuned....

Monday, March 29, 2010

April 3rd tour of Old Growth in Fernbank Forest

Hello Urban Hikers!!
This upcoming Saturday I'm hosting a "Champion Tree Tour" in Fernbank Forest in collaboration with Robby Astrove from Trees Atlanta. The event is free and open to the public. If you have not explored this amazing green space, Saturday would be ideal time- perfect weather and wildflowers everywhere!
150'+ Tuliptree

Event: 2 mile Champion Tree Tour and workshop in Fernbank Forest
Date: Saturday, April 3rd
Time: meet at 9:45, tour is from 10am-noon
Location: Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton rd NE, Atlanta GA; meet at the dinosaurs out front

Contact: Eli Dickerson, 404-403-0822, -or-

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2/13/10 Beltline walk and Tree Tour

Hi UrbanHikers and friends,
There's snow possible tomorrow, but saturday looks warmer and sunny.
Let's go for a walk!

Option #1- 12 noon Urban Hike on the Beltline with Angel Poventud:
We will be meeting at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 13 at the end of Lena
St near the Washington Park Tennis Center and Natatorium (1077 Lena St NW,
Atlanta GA, 30314). The walk will take place mostly in the BeltLine
corridor in the section cleared for the temporary hiking trail. The entire
route is 5 miles and will take three hours to complete. It will start at
Washington Park and go south to Allene Ave. From there it will go to the
West End Marta Station, where we will ride MARTA to the Ashby station, and
walk from there to the beginning of the route. We will be taking and
answering questions about the temporary art project and the BeltLine on
the walk.

This is a rain or shine event. Please bring water, a snack, comfortable
shoes that can contend with kudzu and mud, $2 for the fare for MARTA, and
be ready to enjoy a beautiful walk through the Westside and Southwest of
Atlanta. See you on the BeltLine.

Option #2- Champion tree tour and workshop in Fernbank Forest:
Join Trees Atlanta and Fernbank Museum of Natural History on February 13th
from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to view and practice measuring giant trees in
the Fernbank Forest. We'll meet at 1:30 pm SHARP at the dinosaurs in
front of the museum- 767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA. Wear comfortable
warm clothes! Plan to walk about 1-2 miles. More info:

Get out and explore the city this weekend! Get rid of that cabin fever!!