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Kennesaw Saturday Morning Hike
|Event Location:||Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Marietta, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Mar 12 2016 7:30 am >> Sat, Mar 12 2016 10:30 am|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Mar 11 2016 9:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Mar 12 2016 6:00 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Join me Saturday morning for a hike at Kennesaw Mountain National Park and enjoy a gorgeous start into the weekend (before the rains move in).
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,923 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign.
This hike is for the experienced D3 hiker who wants to step it up and gain some hiking experience at the D4 level. The Kennesaw trails provide a good training opportunity for D4 hikes in the GA mountains. The group will spread out depending on the experience level and the speed of the individual hiker. Faster hikers are welcome to go ahead, provided they know the trail. You should be comfortable to hike at a moderate pace and complete the hike within the time specified (2.5 - 3 hours)
We will start at the Visitor's Center and hike across Big and Little Kennesaw Mountains down to Burnt Hickory Road. There, you have a chance for a short rest and to get a drink from the water fountain before starting the return hike to the Visitor's Center.
Please note that 4 dogs are permitted on this hike, provided they are well behaved. You need to adhere to state laws - keep your dog on a leash. Be sure that your dog does not interrupt a fellow hiker's experience.
Please arrive with enough time to account for possibly having to park at the big parking lot. It takes about 10-12 minutes to walk from the big parking lot to the visitor's center. We will start the hike on time.
|How to Get There:|
Directions and Parking:
1) I-75 North to exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road Connector
There is no parking fee
Please make sure that you have ample time to walk from the overflow parking lot to the visitor's center (8 min) in order to be on time for the hike. We will not wait for latecomers, but call me in case you encounter troubles finding a parking spot.
Bathroom facilities are available at the visitor's center
Link to the trail map http://www.nps.gov/kemo/planyourvisit/upload/KEMO%20trail%20map.pdf
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
Hike will be cancelled when weather is bad.