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Gunby Rd - Cochran and Sope 7.3 miles - brisk pace
|Event Location:||Eugene Gunby Rd|
|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|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tricia Saul|
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|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.
|How to Get There:|
1955 Eugene Gunby Rd Marietta, GA 30067
GPS for Gunby Rd entrance: 33.90319998245892, -84.44472810560933
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