Hiking Club always enjoys the Great Outdoors

Some use our beautiful Big Canoe trails for training purposes

Team Big Canoe will be training right up until October 13 when they’ll join legions to walk to find a cure for breast cancer. (Photo by Tim Moran)

How about a little walkabout to enjoy the Great Outdoors? It’s always more fun to hike with a group, and the Big Canoe Hiking Club offers that opportunity. While members trek our trails, the Hiking Club also occasionally leaves the reservation for adventures in the outside world.

Team Big Canoe will be training right up until October 13 when they’ll join legions to walk to find a cure for breast cancer. (Photo by Tim Moran)

The club recently hiked Three Forks Trail near Ellijay and enjoyed relief from the heat under leafy canopies of heavy trees and rushing waters to cool.
To join this marching band, all you have to do is sign a liability release and submit an activity fee of $15 annually. Of course, for safety’s sake, hikers should always carry their medical information on their person. Carrying a whistle on hikes is recommended, one loud enough to be heard a long way.
The contact person for the club is Laura Smith and she can be contacted at lauramcsmith@gmail.com.
Big Canoe boasts more than 20 miles of trails as 30 percent of our 8,000 acres is preserved as usable green space. Our lush scenery and fresh mountain air makes strolling or power walking a real treat. Pick up a trail guide at the Fitness Center or Canoe Lodge and see all that’s offered.
Some use Big Canoe trails for training purposes. Team Big Canoe is covering ground to train for the three-day, 60-mile Susan G. Komen journey to help end breast cancer. Carolyn Littell, Barbara Knysz, Wendy Danforth, and Karen Steinberg make up our team. They’ll be out putting one foot in front of the other until October 13 when the gun goes off at the starting line.
The four walkers are raising funds for the cause. Contact Carolyn Littell at Carolyn@carolynlittell.com to learn how you can help.
It won’t be long before a touch of fall welcomes the morning. Won’t that be a fabulous time to get out and about on our well-groomed trails? Go for it!

With such a beautiful background, who wouldn’t look good on the Three Forks Trail? (Photo by Steve Papke)