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THIRD Cinco de Mayo Hike: Big Trees Forest Preserve (Beginners Welcome)
|Event Location:||Sandy Springs, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, May 5 2017 12:45 pm >> Fri, May 5 2017 1:45 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Apr 17 2017 7:10 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, May 5 2017 12:45 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Hour|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Ready for our third hike of the day on this special Mexican holiday? There are 5 hikes available today in the series. Join us on one of them, two of them, or even all of them, if you like! Wear a sombrero and get into the spirit of the day! We'll take a break after this hike to have a Mexican lunch at Tijuana Joe's on Roswell Road (Sandy Springs). Lunch will take place around 2 pm. Join us!
This third hike of the day will be in a beautiful woodsy enclave right off of Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. A bath house has been built at the entrance, and parking is easy, as this trailhead shares the lot with the government building on Roswell Road. This is the perfect hike for beginners who can't handle speed, distance, or elevation changes yet. There is some slight rolling terrain, but we'll go at an easy pace, so it won't be difficult. This Sandy Springs location is a hidden treasure right smack in the middle of a bustling neighborhood off of Roswell Road. We'll begin the hike on time, so arrive 10 minutes early to use the bathroom and meet the other folks on the hike.
This trail is especially beautiful in the spring time, with lush trees and babbling brooks.
This is an excellent hike for folks who want to get into hiking for the first time, who want to simply get out and enjoy the beauty of nature and breathe some fresh air without exerting themselves, or who want to begin hiking again after an injury. The trail is soft and free of roots and rocks. Veteran hikers are certainly welcome to join us, but please don't complain about the slow speed!
After this hike, all are invited to join us for a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration lunch at Tijuana Joe's, just 1/2 mile down Roswell Road from the parking lot.
|How to Get There:|
Big Tree Forest Preserve
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Dogs (on leash) are permitted, but let's keep it limited to 3 people with dogs. (Multiple dogs per person are fine.)
No parking fee is required at this location.
There is a bathroom right at the entrance to the trailhead!
The event will be cancelled if it rains.