Enjoy the Outdoors!

Enjoy the Outdoors!

Published: Mar 25, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

The outdoors can provide a much-needed respite and breath of fresh air during this period of self-isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak. It can also provide an important way for kids to experience something new and enriching during a sudden bout of homeschooling. Most green spaces and trails remain open in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage […]

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Monadnock Madness and the Coronavirus

Monadnock Madness and the Coronavirus

Published: Mar 19, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, News   |   No Comments

Due to the worsening outbreak of COVID-19 in the Atlanta area and nationwide, the Monadnock Madness Guided Triple Hikes have been suspended. Hikers can still celebrate Monadnock Madness with the “Hike As You Like” self-guided option, which allows participants to visit Arabia, Kennesaw, Panola, and Stone Mountains and receive a stamp and prize on their […]

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COVID-19 and the AMNHA

COVID-19 and the AMNHA

Published: Mar 18, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

The outbreak of COVID-19 is spreading across the country, including here in Metro-Atlanta. Schools and some workplaces have closed, and the CDC is strongly urging social distancing, the practice of being at least six feet away from others, in order to prevent further spreading the coronavirus. While some parts of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage […]

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The First Monadnock Madness Triple Hike of 2020

The First Monadnock Madness Triple Hike of 2020

Published: Mar 11, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Uncategorized   |   No Comments

The Triple Hike Challenge is a centerpiece of our annual month-long series of events, Monadnock Madness. This celebration honors the granite outcrops of Georgia, which include Arabia, Panola, Stone, and for the first time in 2020, Kennesaw Mountains. Participants can join one of five guided hikes to summit the first three of these monadnocks to […]

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Black History Everyday

Black History Everyday

Published: Mar 9, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Culture & Community, Field Notes, Historic Sites   |   No Comments

Metro-Atlanta is filled with African-American historic sites, including in the National Heritage Area.  The African American community has shaped our region’s story — one we can rediscover every day in the Atlanta area. We celebrate and reflect on this history throughout the year. Here’s a list of African-American historic sites you and your family can […]

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Monadnock Madness – What’s that?

Monadnock Madness – What’s that?

Published: Mar 5, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Uncategorized   |   No Comments

Every year, we celebrate the major Atlanta-area monadnocks – Arabia Mountain, Panola Mountain, Stone Mountain and (for the first time this year) Kennesaw Mountain – with a month-long series of events called Monadnock Madness. This outdoor extravaganza includes mountaintop yoga, photography workshops, and the Triple Hike Challenge, in which hikers summit all three monadnocks in […]

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Springtime Preview: Blooms at Arabia Mountain

Springtime Preview: Blooms at Arabia Mountain

Published: Feb 28, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Trails   |   No Comments

Monadnock Madness is on the horizon! With our annual hiking and outdoor celebration beginning in just a few weeks, we wanted to give y’all a preview of what you can expect at Arabia Mountain. So, we took a hike with Ranger Robby to get an overview. Here’s what we learned… Spring comes earlier at Arabia […]

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Preview A Walk Through African-American History

Preview A Walk Through African-American History

Published: Feb 26, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Historic Sites   |   No Comments

Flat Rock is one of the oldest African-American communities in Georgia, with a history that stretches from before the Civil War to the present day. The Flat Rock Archives works to protect and promote the history of this black community, which managed to successfully survive and even grow during the Jim Crow-era South. Today, you […]

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Discover Your Inner Nature Photographer

Discover Your Inner Nature Photographer

Published: Feb 25, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Along with the Monadnock Madness Triple Hike Challenge, there are a host of other events that occur every year to celebrate our marvelous monadnocks. That includes two nature photography workshops hosted by veteran nature photographer Larry Winslett. Nature Photography Workshop The workshop starts at Stone Mountain before moving to Arabia and, lastly, Panola Mountain. At […]

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Expanding Outdoors: Interview with Latinxhikers Co-Founder Luz Lituma

Expanding Outdoors: Interview with Latinxhikers Co-Founder Luz Lituma

Published: Feb 19, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Latinxhikers is an organization devoted to diversity and inclusion in the outdoors. We sat down with Co-Founder Luz Lituma (the other Co-Founder is Adriana Garcia) after a recent hike and talked about the organization, what they do, and why they love Arabia Mountain. Arabia Alliance: Tell us a little bit about Latinxhikers. What do you […]

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Discover Junior Ranger Geocaching

Discover Junior Ranger Geocaching

Published: Feb 18, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Discover Together Lace up your hiking boots and grab your smartphone for a family-fun adventure. We’re combining two of our popular programs — Junior Ranger and Geocaching — to get you outside on a modern-day treasure hunt while earning your Junior Ranger Badge. This limited-time adventure is great for all ages, and all you need […]

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A Story for the Ages: Flat Rock

A Story for the Ages: Flat Rock

Published: Feb 13, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Flat Rock, one of the oldest African-American communities in the state of Georgia and a part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, is the subject of an exhibit at the DeKalb History Center and the Flat Rock Archives. The Deep Roots in DeKalb: The Flat Rock Story of Resilience exhibit is free and open […]

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