Thursday, August 26, 2004

Fall 2004 Hiking Trip

“Mountain Zazen”

Saturday 25 September 2004, 8 am – 6 pm
with the Chattanooga Sangha

The Atlanta Zen Center, in conjunction with the Chattanooga Zen Group, offers a day of nature hiking and outdoor Zen meditation. During the hike, we will explore the forests and streams of the Cohutta wilderness, receiving the gifts of nature’s bounty and offering our own wakefulness to the experience. We invite you to participate in this unique nature experience and chance to experience zazen in a natural setting. This is the second in an ongoing series of hiking events.

During the hike we will offer two 30-minute zazen sessions at a secluded spot in the wilderness.

Description of Hike: A pleasant four-mile trail (eight-mile round-trip hike) along an old roadbed to Jacks River Falls. Relatively short at 4.0 miles (each way), Beech Bottom is one of the easiest trails in the Cohutta wilderness and leads to scenic Jacks River Falls.

Transportation - Transportation to the trailhead will be the responsibility of the participants. Carpooling is encouraged as there is limited parking at the actual trail entrance. There is a $2.00 parking fee at the trailhead. If you can provide a vehicle for carpooling please let us know.

What to bring: Lunch, water and hiking supplies will be the responsibility of each participant. Please bring a daypack with your own food and water. Other common items include good comfortable hiking shoes, long pants (jeans), a rain jacket, hat & insect repellent. Your daypack can double as a zafu.

Saturday, 9/25:
Depart ASZC: 8 am
Arrive at Trailhead: ~ 10:30 am
Depart from Trailhead: ~ 4 pm
Return to ASZC: ~ 6:00 pm


Please pack your own lunch and at least one liter of water. Trail mix, granola bars and chocolate make good trail snacks.


In order to complete planning of trip logistics, a head count is needed. So, if you are interested in joining us, send an email to Please also indicate whether you are willing to volunteer to drive, and if so, how many passengers you can accommodate.

Departure Location

Atlanta Zen Center
1167-C/D Zonolite Place
Atlanta GA 30306


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