UNG Outdoors is a new program through the Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving that aims to engage alumni in outdoor activities together. The first program, a “Gold Rush Ride”, was led by alumnus Mark Agerton, ’87, during Gold Rush Weekend in Dahlonega. Agerton and fellow motorcyclists met for breakfast on Oct. 15 and then enjoyed a scenic ride through the mountains and back to the Dahlonega Campus.
Other programs are planned for the spring. Alumnus and passionate hiker Randall Brown, ’91 will lead a hike to the Len Foote Hike Inn starting at Amicalola Falls State Park on April 1. Attendees will trek the 5-mile hike together to the inn and stay the night.
Dr. Robert Fuller, a professor in UNG’s Department of Physics, will lead a canoe trip down the Chestatee River starting at Appalachian Outfitters in Dahlonega on April 22. Dr. Fuller is known for his 1,503-mile canoe trip from Dahlonega to the Gulf of Mexico in 2012.
These programs are geared toward alumni who want to be involved in the numerous activities the North Georgia Mountains region has to offer.
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