Adventure Skills Day Classes
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Adventure Skills Day Classes

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park (map)
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Adventure Skills Day

Join us for our skills day where you will learn backpacking basics, trail safety, wilderness survival, and map & compass basics. You will leave feeling empowered and ready to explore. 

Get ready to start checking things off your bucket list. There are so many beautiful and exciting places to explore. Do you dream of exploring our wild places but you don't have confidence that you can do it safely. Well, you will learn all the basic skills you need to get started.

You will spend the day learning skills while having fun. We believe in hands-on learning so you will have a chance to practice the skills you learn. We will take a break and lunch will be provided.

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Group Hike Fit Series II
Nov
18
12:30 PM12:30

Group Hike Fit Series II

Group Hike Fit Series II

Join us for our new hike fit series! We are starting our series II which will involve short distance running, hiking, and four stations where you will complete exercises in an allotted time. At the halfway point we will have cold water available for refills.

There are ways to make this easier or harder. You can complete exercises with or without a pack and carry as much weight in your pack as you are comfortable with. You can complete one round at each station or complete as many as you can in the allotted time. 

For Series II, we will meet at the Trading Post store in the campground. You will need to purchase a parking pass. 

This event is free but please send us an email or text to let us know you plan to attend.

michele@ironbraidadventures.com  |  706-573-2968

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Mrs. Clause Night Out
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Mrs. Clause Night Out

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park (map)
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Mrs. Clause Night Out

Mrs. Clause is about to have a busy holiday season and deserves a relaxing and fun night before all the hustle and bustle begins. Join us for an evening of fun, food, holiday treats, presents and laughter around the campfire. 

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Pine Mountain Trail Thru-Hike
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Pine Mountain Trail Thru-Hike

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pine Mountain Trail Thru-Hike

Join us for our PMT thru-hike where we will spend two days completing the 23-miles.  You must be able to hike longer distances. Our first day will begin at the WJSP TV Tower and we will cover about 13 miles. We will make camp at Beech Bottom Campsite and relax around the campfire. After a good nights sleep and breakfast, we will begin our second day of hiking to finish up. We handle all the logistics and will provide you a recommended packing list.

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Reindeer Hike
Dec
15
10:30 AM10:30

Reindeer Hike

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park (map)
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Reindeer Hike

Join us for our Reindeer Hike on the 3.2-mile Mountain Creek Nature Trail. Though less strenuous, it is also one of the prettiest and a great trail to bring the kids. We will have candy canes to enjoy on our hike and cookies and hot chocolate to end our hike. 

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Winter Pine Mountain Trail Slackpacking Thru-Hike
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Winter Pine Mountain Trail Slackpacking Thru-Hike

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Winter Pine Mountain Trail Slackpacking Thru-Hike

Join us for our winter PMT slackpacking thru-hike where we will spend two days completing the 23-miles.  You must be able to hike longer distances in colder temperatures. Our first day will begin at the WJSP TV Tower and you will cover about 12 miles. We will provide support through out your hike with stations set up to refill your water. When you are finished hiking for the day we will shuttle you back to the campground where you can take a hot shower and crawl into your cozy tent after dinner. After a good nights sleep and breakfast, we will begin our second day of hiking to finish up. We handle all the logistics and will provide you a recommended packing list.

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Group Hike
Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Group Hike

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GROUP HIKE - DOWDELL KNOB LOOP

Join us for our group hike!  We will hike the 4.3 mile Dowdell Knob Loop. Meet us at the Dowdell Knob trailhead parking area a little before 11:00 to sign in. We will begin our hike promptly at 11:00. 

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Trails to Mountain Roads
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Trails to Mountain Roads

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park (map)
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Trails to Mountain Roads 

We will have a 5k, 10K  and a half marathon run that will take you on part of the beautiful Pine Mountain Trail and along the scenic mountain road. There will be water stations in designated areas and snacks will be available for those completing the 10k and half marathon.

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Valentine Group Hike
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Valentine Group Hike

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Valentine Group Hike - Cascade Falls

Join us for our group hike!  We will hike 4 miles round trip to the Falls and back. Meet us at the WJSP TV Tower parking area a little before 11:00 to sign in. We will begin our hike promptly at 11:00. 

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PMT 23-Mile Relay Hike
Feb
23
8:00 AM08:00

PMT 23-Mile Relay Hike

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PMT 23-Mile Relay Hike

Get your team together and lace up those boots! You can have up to six team members and you decide who hikes how many miles. We take care of all the logistics and a support team will be set up at each road crossing with water and snacks as you hand off your band to your team member. We will have a table set up with special treats and drinks at the finish line. After group pictures at the finish line, your team will be shuttle back to your vehicles.

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Appalachian Trail Experience
May
31
to Jun 2

Appalachian Trail Experience

Appalachian Trail Experience

Join us for a three-day/two-night backpacking adventure on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. We will guide you through the whole experience. It doesn't matter what your skill level is, we all climb the same hill together. Join a group of like-minded woman who will encourage and support each other. We all share the struggles, the rewards, and the laughter.

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Veterans Day Group Hike
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Veterans Day Group Hike

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park (map)
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Veterans Day Group Hike

Join us to celebrate our Veterans on our group hike and help us raise money for Warrior Expeditions. 

In 1948, Earl Shaffer told a friend he was going to "walk off the war" to work out the sights, sounds, and losses of World War II. Four months later, Earl Shaffer became the first person to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

Following in Earl Shaffer's footsteps and in recognizing the therapeutic effects of long-distance outdoor expeditions, Warrior Expeditions created the Warrior Hike, Warrior Bike, and Warrior Paddle programs which are designed to help veterans transition from their wartime experiences.

Please join us in supporting this great organization by making a $5.00 donation. All proceeds will be donated to Warrior Expedition.

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Ladies Haunted Camp Out
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Ladies Haunted Camp Out

  • 2970 Georgia 190 Pine Mountain Valley, GA, 31823 United States (map)
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Haunted Camp Out

What better place to celebrate this time of year then in the woods. Join us for a fun girls night out around the campfire. A little fear and lots of laughter will make for a great time. After a delicious dinner of Barbecue and Brunswick Stew we will head out on a night stroll. Stay close together, you never know what's out there. We will return to relax around the  campfire and enjoy warm drinks.

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Backcountry Relaxing
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Backcountry Relaxing

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Backcountry Relaxing

Join us for a fun overnight backpacking adventure. We will hike about 2.5-miles to Old Sawmill Campsite where we will relax to the sound of running water and Ferny The Big Pine Tree watching over us. We will spend the evening relaxing around the campfire, eating, laughing, and playing some camp games. Experience the peace of being away from all the noise of our daily lives under the stars. 

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Group Hike Fit Series II
Oct
14
1:30 PM13:30

Group Hike Fit Series II

Group Hike Fit Series II

Join us for our new hike fit series! We are starting our series II which will involve short distance running, hiking, and four stations where you will complete exercises in an allotted time. At the halfway point we will have cold water available for refills.

There are ways to make this easier or harder. You can complete exercises with or without a pack and carry as much weight in your pack as you are comfortable with. You can complete one round at each station or complete as many as you can in the allotted time. 

For Series II, we will meet at the Trading Post store in the campground. You will need to purchase a parking pass. 

This event is free but please send us an email or text to let us know you plan to attend.

michele@ironbraidadventures.com  |  706-573-2968

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Wine & Cheese Girls Night Out
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Wine & Cheese Girls Night Out

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wine & Cheese Girls Night Out

SOLD OUT

What's better than spending the evening with friends relaxing around the campfire while sipping some wine and enjoying the fall weather. We will relax around the campfire enjoying some wine and cheese while having great conversations and sharing many laughs. Delicious pizza will be served for dinner. We will enjoy a night stroll under the stars then return to our campsite for must have S'mores and hot drinks. Your cozy tents will be waiting for you when you are ready to get a good nights sleep in the cool crisp air. After a light breakfast and hot coffee, we will set out for a short hike before our fun comes to an end.

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Appalachian Trail Experience
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Appalachian Trail Experience

Appalachian Trail Experience

Join us for a three-day/two-night backpacking adventure on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. We will guide you through the whole experience. We will hike about twenty miles in three days and you will experience two nights on the trail. 

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Chesapeake Bay End Of Summer Camp Out
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Chesapeake Bay End Of Summer Camp Out

  • 2970 Georgia 190 Pine Mountain Valley, GA, 31823 United States (map)
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Chesapeake Bay End Of Summer Camp Out

Join us to say goodbye to summer! We will celebrate with delicious food, special drinks, dancing, a campfire, and lots of fun. Our theme is the Chesapeake Bay which is where we spent our summers growing up. Seafood, burgers, salads, corn on the cob and delicious desserts. 

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Adventure Skills Day
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Adventure Skills Day

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Adventure Skills Day

Join us for our skills day where you will learn backpacking basics, trail safety, wilderness survival, and map & compass basics. You will leave feeling empowered and ready to explore. 

Get ready to start checking things off your bucket list. There are so many beautiful and exciting places to explore. Do you dream of exploring our wild places but you don't have confidence that you can do it safely. Well, you will learn all the basic skills you need to get started.

You will spend the day learning skills while having fun. We believe in hands-on learning so you will have a chance to practice the skills you learn. We will take a lunch break and pizza will be served as well as cold drinks. 

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Pine Mountain Trail Thru-Hike
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Pine Mountain Trail Thru-Hike

Pine Mountain Trail Thru-Hike

SOLD OUT

Join us for our PMT thru-hike where we will spend three days and two nights completing the 23-miles. This is a great way to test your backpacking skills and train for a longer or more difficult trail. We handle all the logistics and will provide you a recommended packing list.

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Group Hike Fit Series I
Sep
9
1:30 PM13:30

Group Hike Fit Series I

Group Hike Fit Series I

Join us for our new hike fit series! Our first series will begin with a four-mile hike and four stations where you will complete exercises in an allotted time. At the halfway point we will have cold water available for refills.

We recommend bringing a yoga mat and a jump rope if you have one. You can complete jumping jacks instead of rope jumping if you choose. We will hike at a 25-minute mile pace.

This event is free but please send us an email or text to let us know you plan to attend.

michele@ironbraidadventures.com  |  706-573-2968

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Group Hike Fit Series I
Aug
19
1:30 PM13:30

Group Hike Fit Series I

Group Hike Fit Series I

Join us for our new hike fit series! Our first series will begin with a four-mile hike and four stations where you will complete exercises in an allotted time. At the halfway point we will have cold water available for refills.

We recommend bringing a yoga mat and a jump rope if you have one. You can complete jumping jacks instead of rope jumping if you choose. We will hike at a 25-minute mile pace.

This event is free but please send us an email or text to let us know you plan to attend.

michele@ironbraidadventures.com  |  706-573-2968

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Group Hike
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Group Hike

  • 2970 Georgia 190 Pine Mountain Valley, GA, 31823 United States (map)
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Group Hike - Dowdell Knob Loop

Join us for our group hike!  We will hike the 4.3 mile Dowdell Knob Loop. Meet us at the Dowdell Knob trailhead parking area a little before 9:00 to sign in. We will begin our hike promptly at 9:00. We will enjoy a picnic lunch after our hike looking out at the gorgeous summit views so bring your lunch.

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Hike & Yoga
Aug
4
8:30 AM08:30

Hike & Yoga

  • 2970 Georgia 190 Pine Mountain Valley, GA, 31823 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a hike then enjoy some relaxing yoga afterward. We will hike the Mountain Creek Nature Trail. Though less strenuous, it is also one of the prettiest as it passes through several plant habitats. We will hike a relaxed pace, enjoy our surroundings, and have great conversations. After our hike, we will relax our bodies with yoga. Never tried yoga before, no worries, this class is for beginners. Perfect ending to our hike!

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Wilderness Survival Basics
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Survival Basics

  • 2970 Georgia 190 Pine Mountain Valley, GA, 31823 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wilderness Survival Basics Class

Join us for a great class where you will learn what the 7 priorities of survival are. You will have hands-on practice to master the skills needed to survive. These are skills everyone should know before heading out into the wilderness or in a natural or man-made disaster. A short day hike can easily turn into a survival situation. So before you head on the trail, come learn how to survive should things go wrong. Have the confidence that you can handle any situation that may arise. You will also learn what items you should always carry with you. 

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Hiking/Backpacking Basics
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Hiking/Backpacking Basics

  • 2970 Georgia 190 Pine Mountain Valley, GA, 31823 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

HIKING/BACKPACKING BASICS

Our Backpacking Basics class is geared towards those who want to experience the thrill of a backpacking trip but aren't sure where to start or need a refresher.  We will educate and guide you in all areas to help you begin your adventures. We will also teach skills and safety for day hikes.

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Pine Mountain Trail Thru-Hike
Jun
18
to Jun 20

Pine Mountain Trail Thru-Hike

Pine Mountain Trail Thru-Hike

Join us for our PMT thru-hike where we will spend three days and two nights completing the 23-miles. This is a great way to test your backpacking skills and train for a longer or more difficult trail. We handle all the logistics and will provide you a recommended packing list.

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PMT 23-Miler
Jun
9
7:00 AM07:00

PMT 23-Miler

Pine Mountain Trail 23-Miler

Join us as we tackle the whole 23 miles of the Pine Mountain Trail in one day. Although we want you to test your limits, you must have some experience in long-distance hiking. What better way to take our minds off of what we are asking our bodies to do, then to have a group of supportive people to laugh and conversate with. 

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Group Hike & Picnic
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Group Hike & Picnic

Group Hike & Picnic

Join us for our group hike and picnic. We will begin at mile-one of the Pine Mountain Trail and make our way to the Park Office just before mile four. We will take a break and you can enjoy your lunch on the picnic tables or spread out on the grass with amazing views while you relax and eat. You can also visit the Park Office and grab a cold drink, ice cream, or check out all their store. After we eat we will head back on the trail and re-trace our steps.

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Hike & Learn
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Hike & Learn

Hike & Learn

Join us for a group hike on one of our favorite trails. We will hike the 3.2-mile Mountain Creek Nature Trail. Though less strenuous, it is also one of the prettiest as it passes through several plant habitats. Summer is upon us so we will learn about water treatment, heat-related illnesses, and how much water you should consume on a hike.

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Wilderness Survival Basics
May
19
12:30 PM12:30

Wilderness Survival Basics

Wilderness Survival Basics Class

Join us for a great class where you will learn what the 7 priorities of survival are. You will have hands-on practice to master the skills needed to survive. These are skills everyone should know before heading out into the wilderness or in a natural or man-made disaster. A short day hike can easily turn into a survival situation. So before you head on the trail, come learn how to survive should things go wrong. Have the confidence that you can handle any situation that may arise. You will also learn what items you should always carry with you. 

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12-Miler PMT
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

12-Miler PMT

12-Miler PMT

Join us for our 12-mile out and back hike. We will begin at the Country Store parking area and hike about six miles to the Fox Den Cove parking lot. We will take a break at this point so bring your lunch. We will also have a shuttle ride for those that don't want to continue on. You will need to carry enough water for six miles and we will have water available for refills at the halfway point as well as fresh cold orange slices. After lunch, we will retrace our steps back to the Country Store parking lot.

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Group Hike - East End Loop
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Group Hike - East End Loop

  • 2970 Georgia 190 Pine Mountain Valley, GA, 31823 United States (map)
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Lace up your boots and join us for a group hike of the 3.4 mile East End Loop at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park. We will meet at the Rocky Point parking area and hike the newest loop of the Pine Mountain Trail where we will see spectacular views at Odie Overlook.

This event is FREE but please send us an email or text us if you plan to attend so we know to expect you.

michele@ironbraidadventures.com / 706.573.2968

 

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Backpacking Basics
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Backpacking Basics

  • 2970 Georgia 190 Pine Mountain Valley, GA, 31823 United States (map)
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Backpacking Basics

Our Backpacking Basics class is geared towards those who want to experience the thrill of a backpacking trip but aren't sure where to start or need a refresher.  We will educate and guide you in all areas to help you begin your adventures. 

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Iron Braid Hiker
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Iron Braid Hiker

  • 2970 Georgia 190 Pine Mountain Valley, GA, 31823 United States (map)
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Iron Braid Hiker

This class is great for beginner hikers or those that would like to start hiking. Join us and learn everything you need to know to safely explore the trails. We will review nutritional needs and water intake, first aid, survival items you should always carry with you, proper shoes and lacing techniques, wildlife, trail safety, trail etiquette, and much more.Hiking is great for your body, mind, and overall happiness. We encourage you to embrace all the benefits that nature provides us. While exploring our wild places, we have a responsibility to know how to be good stewards. This class will teach you how to safely explore and what our responsibilities are.

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Backpacking Basics II
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Backpacking Basics II

Backpacking Basics II

This class is designed for those that have attended our Backpacking Basics I class. We will put the skills you learned to the test. We will hike a little over a mile to a campsite on the Pine Mountain Trail at FDR State Park. You will bring all your gear and you will set up camp, cook your food, filter water, and much more. Waiting until you are out on the trail is not the time to test your skills and your gear. Join us in a safe environment where we can make adjustments and give guidance. You should pack your backpack as if you were actually going on a backpacking trip. We will complete a gear check and give recommendations. 

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Hike & Learn
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Hike & Learn

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park Pine Mountain, GA (map)
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Hike & Learn

Join us as we hike the 3.4-mile Overlook Loop on the Pine Mountain Trail. We will stop along the way and you will learn wilderness first aid for the most common injuries on the trail. You will learn how to improvise using what you have available to you, what should be in your first aid kit, and how to respond and get help in an emergency situation. We will talk about the proper way to remove ticks and what to do if someone is bitten by a snake.

We want you to enjoy the great outdoors safely and be prepared. So join us for a fun hike and learn valuable information.

You can pre-register or pay exact amount on-site. If you choose to pay on-site please send us an email to let us know you plan to attend.

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Cascade Falls Group Hike
Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

Cascade Falls Group Hike

Cascade Falls Group Hike

Join us for our April Group Hike where we will hike to Cascade Falls.  We will cross over water 13 times on the way (using stepping stones at most crossings along with 6 bridges.) It's about two miles to the falls where we will take a break, before hiking back out. You can hike up to the top of the Wolfden cave cliff for the views of the falls from above. It is ok to wade in the pool with caution due to rocks in the bottom.  We will see lots of native plants and trees along the way to Cascade Falls. 

Please wear durable shoes as some sections can be a little slippery. Bring your lunch to enjoy at our halfway point.

This event is FREE but please send us an email or text us if you plan to attend so we know to expect you.

michele@ironbraidadventures.com / 706.573.2968

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Trail Safety & Self Defense
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Trail Safety & Self Defense

Trail Safety

Join us for a great class that will teach you skills to stay safe on the trail. Whether solo hiking or with a group of friends, there are things you can do to keep yourself and others safe. Most women go out and explore with no issues, but it's important to know how to protect yourself while hiking. We will have a lot of fun and learn valuable hands-on skills. 

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Girls Night Out
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Girls Night Out

5K Trail Run & Yoga Camp Out

Join us for a girls night out! Run or walk our 5k trail run and enjoy some relaxing yoga. Bring your favorite healthy recipe to share with others during our tips and tricks for a healthy life. We will learn great tips, eat good food, and have lots of laughs. Enjoy a relaxing foot soak after our trail run around the campfire. Come relax and rejuvenate yourself. 

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