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West Palisades from Akers Dr and optional lunch




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: West Palisades Unit - Chattahoochee NRA   Hike: West Palisades from Akers Dr and optional lunch  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Nov 25 2016  10:00 am >> Fri, Nov 25 2016 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Nov 22 2016 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 25 2016 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Wynn
Tricia Saul
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

West Palisades connects Akers Mill and Paces Ferry on the west bank of the Chattahoochee River at Devil's Shoals.  We will hike about five miles of the trails in this section of the Chattahoochee NRA including sections along the river as well as in the woods.  The trail is mostly flat; however, there are a few uphill sections.  We will be hiking at a leisurely to moderate pace.  There are lots of rocks and roots on the trail - so choose your shoes wisely.  Please remember to bring $3 cash for the National Park Service parking fee, unless you have a Chattahoochee NRA annual pass.

All dogs must be well-behaved and friendly towards people and dogs of all sizes.  Owners must keep their dogs on a leash at all times and clean up after their pets on the trail.

Dress appropriately for the weather.  The uphills will really get your blood flowing, so dress in layers so you can regulate your temperature.

WE WILL MEET AT THE PARKING LOT off Akers Mill Rd and Akers Dr.  Click on the map link here and look at the address to make sure you go to the right spot.

Optional lunch will be had at the Doc Greens on 41 about 1.5 miles from the event.


Required Items to Bring:

- Hiking Shoes

- Plenty of water for you and your dog

- Poop bags for your dog

Recommended Items to Bring:
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- Camera

- Trail Snacks/Treats


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Location
1927 Akers Ridge Drive
Atlanta GA 30339

https://goo.gl/maps/s1kuwnuqK7p

From eastbound Interstate 285

Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road.
Right on Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road.
Right approximately 1.5 miles to Akers Drive SE
Turn left at the wooden "Mill Wheel"
Drive up the hill passing apartment homes untill you see the visitor parking at the end of Akers Ridge Dr. SE


From westbound Interstate 285
Take exit 22, New Northside Drive, Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road.
Straight to second traffic light.
Left on Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road.
Right approximately 1.5 miles to Akers Drive SE
Turn Left at the wooden "Mill Wheel."
Drive up the hill passing apartment homes until you see the visitor parking at the end of Akers Ridge DR. SE


Notes:
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