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Kennesaw 12.7 with 2 passes over the mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Overflow Parking Lot - NOT the visitor's center   Hike: Kennesaw 12.7 with 2 passes over the mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 5 2016  9:00 am >> Sat, Mar 5 2016 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 29 2016 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 4 2016 9:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12.7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tricia S.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This is an INTRODUCTORY D5 hike.  It's right at the 2500 ft minimum elevation gain.
Please join us this Saturday at Kennesaw Mountain for a dayhike that will include a mix of terrain and also 2 visits to its historic summit.
We will start at the BACK OF THE OVERFLOW LOT on Old 41, so we'll get about a half mile in before the visitor's center (a quick bathroom break is avaiable here if needed) then we'll go along the side of the mountain for another half mile (to get warmed up) before looping back up and over the mountain and down to Burnt Hickory.  We'll cross Burnt Hickory, continue across Whitlock/Dallas Hwy, and take a break (SNACK) at the Illinois monument.  From there we'll do a loop near the Cheatham Hill parking lot, head back across Dallas Hwy, and back over the same route over the mountain.
There is approximately 2500 ft of elevation gain on this hike and we'll average about a 3 mph pace (20 minute miles) for most of the course.  This is NOT A BEGINNER HIKE.
The trip leaders will stay together on this hike at a MODERATE pace.  If you are unfamiliar with the course or hiking a 12+ mile hike - this might not be for you.
Meet at the BACK OF THE OVERFLOW parking lot on Old 41 (about a half mile from the Visitor's Center)

Required Items to Bring:

Water and a snack
Hiking or Trail Shoes
A smile on your face

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1) I-75 North to exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road Connector

2) If you are not heading west after getting off of the Interstate you are going the wrong way.  You should be heading towards US 41 and downtown Marietta after getting off of I-75 onto the Canton Road Connector and see Kennesaw Mountain on your right.

3) You will be tempted to take the first exit off of the Canton Road Connector which is US 41, but do not take it.  Proceed over US 41 on a bridge staying on the Canton Road Connector.

4) After crossing US 41 take a right at the first redlight which is Church Street Extension.

5) You should cross railroad tracks soon.

6) Take a left onto Old 41 at the second redlight.  If you get to US 41 again, you have missed the turn onto Old 41 so turn around.

7) Stay on Old US 41 until you pass in front of the mountain, through the light and take the next LEFT and park in the overflow parking (about 300 yards past the light in front of the visitor's center).

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