Beautiful Sunday Morning at Sawnee Mountain Preserve - Sun, Jan 29 2017

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Beautiful Sunday Morning at Sawnee Mountain Preserve

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 4075 Spot Rd. Cumming GA   Hike: Beautiful Sunday Morning at Sawnee  Mountain Preserve  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 29 2017  10:00 am >> Sun, Jan 29 2017 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 25 2017 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jan 29 2017 9:30 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.1 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please join us for a beautiful morning hike at Sawnee Mountain Preserve.  We will begin our hike at the Visitors Center on Spot Road and make our way clockwise to the Indian Seats and observation deck passing the north gold mine shaft.  For those of you that have never hiked Sawnee you are in for a real treat because the view from the top has gorgeous views of the North Georgia Mountains. After a short visit on the observation deck we will make our way back down passing the 2nd gold mine shaft.  

We will be hiking at a moderate but steady pace.  If you have hiked D2s in the past and are ready for elevation this is the hike for you.   If you are looking for a faster fitness hike then this is not the hike for you.  

Please arrive a few minutes early to use the restroom and do our introductions as we will be leaving on time.   

Dogs are not allowed on these trails.

NOTE..... there are 2 parking lots. Spot Road and Bettis Tribble Gap. We are meeting at the Spot Road location.

4075 Spot Road
Cumming GA  30040

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Required Items to Bring:


good hiking boots/shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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hiking poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

GA 400N 
Exit 15 Bald Ridge Marina Rd/Cumming 
Left towards downtown Cumming 
Right at third traffic light on Tribble Gap Road - a.k.a. Bettis Tribble Gap
Go approximately 4 miles (go past two Sawnee Mountain Visitor's Center - one will be on each side of the road) and then go right on to Spot Road. You will see the entrance to the Visitor's Center on your right across from Twin Lakes Rd.

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