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Halloween Hike at East Palisades
|Event Location:||Whitewater Creek Entrance, East Palisades unit of CRNRA, Atlanta, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 31 2015 9:00 am >> Sat, Oct 31 2015 11:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Oct 24 2015 7:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Oct 30 2015 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Join us for a Halloween morning hike at East Palisades with Lyndsay, one of our newest Potential Trip Leaders! (Costumes are welcomed, but optional!) Conveniently located in NW Atlanta, this heavily forested unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) boasts amazing views from rocky "palisades" high above the river. (See Directions below.)
We'll start at the Whitewater Creek entrance and meander through both hilly and riverside areas. We'll keep a moderate pace so we can get a little bit of a workout while still being able to enjoy the scenery around us. We'll aim to get in about 4.5 miles or a bit more before we wrap up our hike at 11:00 am. While we won't be pushing ourselves too hard, please keep in mind that there are some steep areas along the trails, and thus this hike may not be appropriate for true beginners. Be sure you are ready to take on some elevation and a consistent moderate pace. If there's any question as to whether or not this hike is appropriate for you, you can always contact Lyndsay for more information.
Remember to bring water for the hike! Even though the weather is cooling off and the hike is not too long, it is important to stay hydrated. You must bring water with you to go on this hike. On a related note, there are no restrooms at this location, so please plan accordingly before you arrive. :)
|How to Get There:|
Address: Whitewater Creek Road, Atlanta, GA 30327 (You can use Whitewater Creek Trails in Google Maps)
Traveling I-75 SB - Take exit 256 and turn right onto Mt. Paran Rd NW, then turn left onto Northside Pkwy NW. After 0.5 miles, turn left onto Beechwood Dr NW, then left again onto Cave Rd NW. Cave turns into Sentinel Post Rd NW when you cross Mt. Paran. Go 0.4 miles past Mt Paran and turn right onto Whitewater Creek Rd NW. Go about 0.4 miles, then take a left. The parking lot is 0.3 miles after the turn.
Traveling I-285 WB – Take exit 22. After 0.4 miles, turn left onto Northside Dr NW. 1.8 miles later, turn right onto Harris Trail NW. Go 0.8 miles and turn onto Whitewater Creek Rd NW. Take your second right, about 0.1 miles later. The parking lot is 0.3 miles after the turn.
Trail map: http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/upload/TrailMapPalisadesEast.pdf
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