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Upcoming Events

Three Wheels Around the World

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143
Thursday, February 8th at 6:30 pm

Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia and Robert Hirsch present “Three Wheels Around the World” the amazing story of Hirsch’s six-year cycling journey around the globe.
An avid hiker and bicyclist, Hirsch is a three-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker who has also thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to California. He is a graduate of Furman University with a BA in biochemistry and holds a Master’s degree from University of Utah. Hirsch has volunteered both in the U.S. and abroad, volunteering for the Pisgah and Wasatch National Forests, serving in the Peace Corps, organic farming in Japan, and teaching in India. He has also spent nine months cycling around North America. Currently, he serves as the caretaker of MCT’s Forry Farm Preserve in Talking Rock, Georgia. 

Grandma Gatewood Dramatization

Eagle’s Rest Park
7315 Monument Road, Jasper GA 30143
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Noon

Actress Anne Van Curen is returning to present her original dramatization, Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail. Emma Gatewood (better known as Grandma Gatewood) was the first woman to solo hike the Appalachian Trial in 1955 at the age of 67. MCT is offering this free event to be held on Mount Oglethorpe, the original southern terminus of the A.T. and where Grandma Gatewood began her historic journey.
Beginning at Noon at the park’s outdoor classroom, Ms. Van Curen will present her dramatization and follow with a short Q&A session.
Directions to the Park and information about the trails and rules pertaining to Park use can be found at This event will take place entirely outdoors RAIN OR SHINE, so plan accordingly. Seating is limited so feel free to bring a camp chair.

Earth Day 2018 Paddle

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 21st to join MCT on the Etowah for a special paddle through the Dawson Forest. More info to come soon!