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Gunby Rd - Cochran and Sope 7.3 miles - brisk pace

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Eugene Gunby Rd   Hike: Gunby Rd - Cochran and Sope 7.3 miles - brisk pace  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 4 2017  8:00 am >> Sat, Feb 4 2017 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 2 2017 10:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 4 2017 12:00 am
Event Duration:2.5 - 3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:7.3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tricia S.
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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: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Cochran Shoals and Sope Creek Combo (see map below)
Join us for brisk 7.3 mile hike thru both Cochran Shoals and Sope Creek Loops. Our plan is to meet at 1955 Eugene Gunby Road park entrance at 7:50am for introductions and begin our journey at 8:00am.
The Cochran section is mostly flat but there are hills in the Sope Creek section.  Our elevation gain will be about 700 ft.  This is a beautiful river hike along a wide path beside the river until we come to the Sope Creek section where we find a more normal hiking path (and some mountain bikers - so be alert). You should plan on breaking a sweat from this hike, so no sauntering allowed, but don't worry we won't be running either.
We'll take a break at the half way point near the top end of the hike.
Note: as this hike is 7.3 miles, and will be done at a brisk pace with few stops, it MAY NOT be for those who are beginner hikers.
There are restrooms at the starting location. The parking lot is large, but this is a popular location so arrive early to get your spot.  WE'LL GATHER AT 7:50AM JUST INSIDE THE GATE FOR INTRODUCTIONS BEFORE STARTING AT 8:00 SHARP.  
YOU'LL NEED $3.00 or a CRNRA annual parking pass $35.  They have a machine here where you can buy the yearly pass with your credit card.

Required Items to Bring:

Water, Hiking Shoes, rain gear as needed, a SMILE on your face

$3.00 or a CRNRA parking pass

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles if you like them.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1955 Eugene Gunby Rd Marietta, GA 30067


GPS for Gunby Rd entrance: 33.90319998245892, -84.44472810560933

Our hiking path:


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