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A Saunter Alongside Swollen Sweetwater
|Event Location:||Sweetwater Creek State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Apr 7 2017 8:00 am >> Fri, Apr 7 2017 10:30 am|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Apr 6 2017 12:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Apr 6 2017 11:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||John Stirman|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
saun·ter ˈsôn(t)ər/ verb walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort.
Recent rains mean an awesome hike along Sweetwater Creek! We will be taking a liesurely stroll on 5 miles of the White and Red trails at Sweetwater Creek State Park. Much of this trail goes alongside the creek and if you have never hiked at Sweetwater after a heavy rain, it really is wonderful! I am giving us 2 1/2 hours to cover just 5 miles, so there will be time for pictures along the way.
We plan on starting the hike promptly at 8 AM, so arrive early enough to secure parking. We'll meet in front of the visitor's center. During the hike, I plan on keeping the group together and there will be little elevation gain with some stairs. After the hike, we'll stop by the visitors center - if you have never explored it, it really is nice (and free).
Note: there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee. No carpool for this event.
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|How to Get There:|
Take I-20 west to exit 44 (Thornton Road). Make a left on Thornton Road (South) and then a right onto Blairs Bridge Road. Travel 2.1 miles to Mount Vernon Road and make a left. Drive about one mile to the park entrance and make a left on Factory Shoals Road. Drive about half a mile to the parking lot near the visitor's center.
Sweetwater Creek State Park
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