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Kennesaw Mountain Hike (10.5 mile fitness hike)
|Event Location:||Kennesaw, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, Apr 11 2012 3:45 pm >> Wed, Apr 11 2012 8:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Apr 3 2012 12:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Apr 12 2012 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||4 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
|We'll leave from the Visitor's Center and take the "warm up trail" which runs in to the main trail that goes up the mountain. This makes the climb a little bit easier and gives you a few minutes to stretch your legs before the climb. We'll hit the main trail and do the standard route up the big mountain, down the big mountain, up the little mountain, down the little mountain. Then we'll cross Pigeon Hill, cross Burnt Hickory Rd and take the loops down to Dallas Hwy. We'll cross Dallas Hwy and hang out at the Illinios Monument for a short break (something like a packed dinner). After our break, we'll cross Dallas Hwy and take the fire trail back towards Burnt Hickory. We'll veer right off the main trail and take the side trail back (East) to the Visitor's Center - cut through the meadow. Total hike should was 10.56 miles. |
We'll be moving at a pace between moderate and fast (moderately fast). If you know where you are going, feel free to hike at your own pace but be prepared to stop and wait on us at a couple of predetermined spots along the way. We'll all gather up periodically along the way.
Please make sure you are in proper shape for this hike. This is a fitness hike and it will be strenous, it's not a stroll through the woods. We will move at a good pace and knock this out. If you have any doubts or questions, please feel free to email your TLs prior to signing up.
The hike will start at 3:45PM, so please plan on meeting a few minutes before to sign in. If you're lucky, you can get a spot at the visitor's center; otherwise, there is an auxiliary parking lot down Old 41. Parking is no longer allowed along the road on Old 41, so please allow yourself time to park and walk the 1/4 mile from the lot off Old 41.
We will meet at the cannon in front of the Visitor's Center.
Please call one of the trip leaders if you are running late. We won't wait, so you'll have to catch up with the group if you do arrive late.We'll allow up to three dogs on this hike. Please cooperate with the posted rules. AOC is very visible and it is important we portray a good image. Off leash dogs have been known to chase animals, injure animals and stir up yellow jackets. Additionally, some hikers are afraid of dogs. A leashed dog allows the owner to better control it and makes the hike more comfortable for all involved.
Please carefully read the excerpt from nps.gov regarding dogs at KM:
Dogs are welcome on the battlefield grounds but they must be on a leash no more than 6 feet in length and under the owners physical restraint at all times. Please be mindful of where dogs stop, curb your dog to help keep Kennesaw Mountain clean for ALL visitors. Please pick up anything they leave behind with mutt mits that are free and in dispensers in all parking areas.
|How to Get There:|
Directions and Parking:
1) I-75 North to exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road Connector
8) Last resort / panic mode / all available parking spaces have been taken: When this happens, here is where to park - Turn around and head back in front of the mountain on Old 41. Take the first left which is White Circle Road. Take the first right which is White Road Court. Park on the side of the road.
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*Note: If the weather looks questionable (mainly thunderstorms), I'll send a cancellation email to the group.