Mountain Monday @ Kennesaw Mountain
|Event Location:||Kennesaw Mountain National Battleffield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Apr 27 2015 6:00 pm >> Mon, Apr 27 2015 8:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Apr 25 2015 7:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Apr 27 2015 4:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||1|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Join us at 6:00pm on Monday to hike
The plan will be to meet at the Vistors Center then hike out to Burnt Hickory road and back again.
This is a go at your own pace hike.
Feel free to run or take a slower pace over the mountain. We will get
spread out. If you are on the slower side you may want to plan on turning
back after going out an hour to get back to the VC by dark.
After introductions (if
you are new) and a quick briefing (e.g. Go to Burnt Hickory and back,
perhaps) we will ascend the 1.2 miles to the 1808 foot top of Big Kennesaw
Mountain which is a climb of 657 feet. From there we will drop down about
500 feet to the gap between Big Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw Mountain,
up and over the hump in the middle which is about a 20 foot climb heading
towards Little Kennesaw and about a 50 foot climb heading back, then
down to the base of Little Kennesaw. From there it's about a 300 foot climb
to the top of Little Kennesaw at 1601 feet. Then we'll head down the other
side of Little Kennesaw to Burnt Hickory for a short break (5 seconds
maybe). After that we'll head back the same way we came.
We'll be going from the Visitor Center to Burnt Hickory Road on what is called the West Trail (the mountains kind of run southwest to northeast. The West Trail (the one on the west) goes over the mountains. The East Trail (the one on the east) goes around the mountains). At every fork in the trail on the way over, choose right and you'll be alright. Does anyone read the event descriptions? Haha.
If you do read the descriptions you know this is Danny's write up.
|How to Get There:|
1) I-75 North to exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road Connector
VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:
Please keep in mind this is a difficult Hike with a fast moving group. If you are questioning your physcial ability, this hike may not be for you.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
This is a rain or shine hike