LAST MINUTE: Cherokee Trail and Stone Mtn. Summit
|Event Location:||Stone Mountain Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Apr 12 2015 7:07 am >> Sun, Apr 12 2015 10:07 am|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Apr 10 2015 7:07 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Apr 11 2015 9:07 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||18|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
WHAT: Get your workout in early as we traipse casually around the Mountain, glorious in the crisp morning light. The plan is to set an easy pace as we hike the 5.5 mile Cherokee Trail which circles the mountain. Along the way, we'll pass the "Christmas Fireplace," an assortment of lakes, a cosmetic gristmill, a historic covered bridge, a vintage single-wide trailer, and finally, the Stone Mountain summit, with 360 degree views of the city. We'll tag the geomarker at the summit, catch our breath (and some photos), and then head down to the parking lot.
Although most of the hike is along wooded trails, we do walk over several patches of exposed granite which can be fun and dangerous at the same time. Please make sure you wear appropriate footwear with good traction so that you can tackle the (sometimes) slick granite. The easy pace is designed to keep the group together and allow for plenty of photo ops. At the end of the Cherokee loop, we scramble up to the top of the mountain, pause there for a brief respite (snack time!) before making our way down to the parking lot.
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS (To the main entrance): From I-285
take U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel about 7 miles and
take Exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. After entering the
main entrance, proceed straight ahead. The road will fork at about 1 mile
stay to the right. Continue to follow the road for another mile to the
Confederate Hall parking lot which will be on your left. Well meet in front of
the restrooms, near the start of the walkup trail.
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