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Kennesaw 12.7 with 2 passes over the mountain
|Event Location:||Overflow Parking Lot - NOT the visitor's center|
|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|
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|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)
|How to Get There:|
1) I-75 North to exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road
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