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Learn to Identify Edible and Medicinal Plants at Red Top Mountain

Is this dead branch in the desert edible?

Learn to identify edible and medicinal plants in the forest at Red Top Mountain State Park on the shores of Lake Allatoona.

Busy Memorial Day Weekend Camping on Lake Allatoona

Upper Stamp Creek Park

The unofficial start of summer is here.  That means it’s going to be a busy Memorial Day Weekend camping around Lake Allatoona.

Memorial Day Weekend on Lake Allatoona Will Be a Hot One

The Sun ~ Courtesy of NASA.gov

The Memorial Day weekend on Lake Allatoona will be a hot one.  “Like seven inches from the midday sun,” to quote Santana’s song, Smooth.

Appalachian Trail Hiker Slain in Virginia

The Appalachian Trail on Georgia's Blood Mountain ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

We regret to report news of an Appalachian Trail hiker slain in Virginia.  Ronald S. Sanchez, Jr., was killed on the Appalachian Trail in Wythe County, Virginia early in the morning of Saturday, May 11, 2019. His accused attacker has been apprehended and is in jail.

Water Flowing from Lake Allatoona

Lake Allatoona Dam, March 2019 ~ Photo Courtesy of USACE

The water flowing from Lake Allatoona offers many benefits.  Formerly flooded parks are reopening, hydro-electric generation is humming away and the lake is approaching full summer pool.

Atlanta Traffic is Now Only 11th Worst in America!

Spaghetti Junction ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

Our pals with the Georgia Department of Transportation are happy to announce that Atlanta traffic improved to 11th worst in America, up from 4th worst in 2017.  Yes, traffic is insane, but it’s not as bad as it was!