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Sunrise Hike at Stone Mountain plus Cherokee Trail
|Event Location:||Stone Mountain Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 11 2017 6:45 am >> Sat, Feb 11 2017 10:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Feb 8 2017 4:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Feb 11 2017 6:00 am|
|Event Duration:||15 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Chris L|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||18|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
We plan to catch the sunrise and the sunset, on the same day, from the top of Stone Mountain. This is part 1 of a 2 part hike. We will start the morning with a hike up to the top of Stone Mountain. Sunrise is expect at 7:26a.m. We will start our walk at 6:45 am. After viewing the sunrise from the top of the mountain, we will hike down the mountain and turn onto the Cherokee Trail. The plan is to set a moderate pace on the 5.5 mile Cherokee Trail which circles the mountain. Along the way, we'll pass the "Fireplace," an assortment of lakes, a gristmill, a historic covered bridge, a vintage single-wide trailer, and of course great views of the Mountain. Although most of the hike is along wooded trails, we do walk over several patches of exposed granite which can be fun and dangerous at the same time. Please make sure you wear appropriate footwear with good traction so that you can tackle the (slick-when-wet) granite. The moderate pace is designed to keep the group together, allow for plenty of photo ops, and promote deep breathing!
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS: To the Stone Mountain Park main entrance: From I-285 East Loop take the U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel about 7 miles and get off at Exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. After entering the main entrance, proceed straight ahead. The road will fork at about 1 mile – stay to the right. Continue to follow the road for another mile to the Confederate Hall parking lot which will be on your left. We’ll meet in front of the Whistle Stop Station restroom area, which is just beyond the parking lot.
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