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Bit o a Hike at West Palisades

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Paces Mill entrance, West Palisades unit of the CRNRA, Atlanta, GA   Hike: Bit o a Hike at West Palisades  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 28 2016  5:15 pm >> Sun, Feb 28 2016 6:15 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Feb 23 2016 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 27 2016 12:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:3 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Hello everyone! Come join me for a short hike at West Palisades! This segment of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA), conveniently located in NW Atlanta, is not as popular as its sister unit across the river, but it still provides for a nice hike.

We'll start at the Paces Mill entrance and make our way down along the paved path by the river. We'll take a few different trails as our mood fits us before heading back to the parking lot. We'll aim to get in about 3 miles or so before we wrap up at 6:15 PM. While we won't be pushing ourselves too hard, please keep in mind that we will take in some elevation. Otherwise this should be a fairly easy hike, and may be good for those wanting a harder D1 but not yet ready for a D2. If there's any question as to whether or not this hike is appropriate for you, you can always contact Lyndsay for more information.

Please arrive at the Paces Mill entrance about 10-15 minutes early, or a bit earlier if you wish to take advantage of the restrooms before we get started. At 5:10 PM we will have introductions and snap a couple of group pictures. We will begin our hike promptly at 5:15 PM, to be sure we finish up before sunset and get back to the cars by 6:15 PM. If you do not have a CRNRA annual parking pass, please bring $3 to purchase one at the parking lot.

The weather for this weekend is looking pretty positive so far - upper 50s and sunny. As long as we're not expecting steady/heavy rain, we'll continue on regardless of weather.

If you have any questions about the hike, please contact Lyndsay for more information.

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable hiking boots or trail shoes
Annual parking pass or $3
Weather-appropriate clothing

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Poles if you like them

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From I-75 Southbound - Take exit 256. Turn right onto US 41/Northside Pkwy NW. Go about 1 mile and take your first right just after you cross over the river. 

From I-75 Northbound - Take exit 256. Turn left onto Mt. Paran Rd NW. Take your first right onto US 41/Northside Pkwy NW. Go about 1 mile and take your first right just after you cross over the river. 

For a zoomable map or satellite view of this meetup spot and vicinity, click the blue and green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article. GPS and Google Maps users: Feel free to augment these directions by entering this "Lat/Lon" as your destination address: 33.87083, -84.45313

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