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(HOTT): Island Ford: (H)ike (O)n (T)hursday + (T)rivia

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jun 23 2016  6:00 pm >> Thu, Jun 23 2016 7:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 15 2016 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 23 2016 9:00 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
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: Yes


Please join us for a hike and optional triva event at the Island Ford unit of the CNRA.  We will meet at the main visitor center, which is all the way at the end of the road into the park. We will follow the trail along the Chattahoochee River and into the woods. We will hike just over 4 miles at a moderate to semi-fast pace with only a very short rest half way thru. We will start promptly at 6:00 PM and should finish the hike portion around 7:30 PM.

Afterward, please join us for the
optional trivia portion of the event at North River Tavern (770-552-8784) which is less than a mile away from the park at 8:00 PM.

Don't worry if you are not "good" at trivia.  It is just an excuse to socialize after a hike!

When you sign up, please write in the note section whether you plan to attend the optional trivia portion or not so we know whether we need to reserve a large table for us.   Thank you. :)


Required Items to Bring:

hiking boots or shoes with good traction
appropriate clothing for the weather
emergency rain gear
a good attitude! :)

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your best smile

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From northbound US 19 and GA 400

Take exit #6 (Northridge Road). 
Coming off the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400, and turn right onto Dunwoody Place. 
Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive. 
Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right. 

From southbound US 19 and GA 400

Take exit #6 (Northridge Road) 
Continue straight ahead at the traffic light onto Dunwoody Place. 
Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive. 
Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.


A maximum of 3 friendly dogs are permitted on this hike.  They must be on a leash at all times and you must pick up after your pets per park rules.  Please keep in mind if you do bring pets, you may have issues attending the optional trivia portion of the event.

Trail map for this location can be downloaded at:

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

$3 parking fee at Island Ford if you do not have annual pass.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

If you can not attend the hike but still want to attend the trivia portion, the address is:

North River Tavern
8879 Roswell Rd
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Phone: 770-552-8784
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Team Trivia starts at 8:00 PM - The more diverse our group, the better chance we will have of winning!

Of course we will not be able to give you credit for the hike. :)