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Thu, Mar 7 2019 - Kennesaw Around the Mountain Hike (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Holt Ward
Participants:Holt Ward, Evy, Allan, Suzanne, Gloria Colley, Lyn S, Dan C, sandyguy, Wendy B, Neil, Tim G, Gerrilyn, Mary Reed, Dan Reed, Suzy Mcdonald, Bunnie, Silvia B, Connie C, Coco Cheng


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Write Up:

A great day for our hike around Kennesaw Mountain with 19 hikers who were ready for the challenge.  We started with a heart pumping dash up Pigeon Hill before heading out to the Brumby Trail, taking it all the way to the Visitors Center.  After a short break it was out the 24 gun trail where we learned a bit about the Union 24 gun artillery battery that sat on a ridge below Little Kennesaw Mountain during the 1864 battle of Kennesaw Mountain.  

I changed up the approach to the "Big Field" from the usual trek.  This time we visited a little know bit of the park property where several old farm buildings still stand.  We also visited a former home site set back in the woods where there were hundreds of daffodils spread around marking the former home site.  We finished our hike with a creek crossing where most (but not all) of our hikers made it across with dry feet.  Finally we reached our cars and the end of our hike which clocked in a little less than 8 miles.  

A special welcome to Suzy on her 3rd AOC event and Connie on her 2nd.  We look forward to seeing you on future AOC events.  ~ Holt