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Saturday Morning at East Palisades- Indian Trail Entrance
|Event Location:||Atlanta - Just inside the perimeter|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 12 2017 8:30 am >> Sat, Aug 12 2017 11:30 am|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Aug 7 2017 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Aug 12 2017 8:30 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||20 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Ready for lots of hills and trails at East Palisades? We will hike at a moderate pace for about 7 miles of the trails throughout this unit of the Chattahoochee NRA taking in areas along the river as well as the inner, hilly trails. Because of the distance, hills, pace, and terrain, this is NOT an appropriate hike for beginners. Please be sure you're comfortable with at least several hard D2 hikes before you tackle this one. We will stay together as a group, which means we'll have to wait for people who can't keep up . . . and we want it to be an enjoyable workout for everyone. (If you're new to the club with no record of your hiking experience, please expect an email asking for evidence that you can handle this event.)
If you bring your dog, it should be able to keep up with the group and interact well with other dogs and people. The Chattahoochee NRA requires that owners keep their dogs on a leash and clean up after their pets on the trails. The reputation of the AOC is at stake when we hike together, so please be willing to comply with park rules. A maximum of three dogs will be permitted on this hike.
Please note the directions for parking at the Indian Trail entrance to the park. This entrance has a long gravel road that should be navigated at a very slow speed to minimize the chance of hitting a pot hole or meeting oncoming cars. If the lot is full, you can pull over wherever there's space along the entrance road. And remember to bring $3 cash for the National Park Service parking fee, unless you have a Chattahoochee NRA annual pass.
Repeat: Drive SLOWLY as soon as you leave the paved road and get onto the gravel path! There are dips and potholes that appear suddenly, so be careful! Also, you may have to pull over for oncoming cars.
NO BATHROOM FACILITIES AT THIS LOCATION, but trees are abundant. There is also a McDonald's on Northside just south of 285 at which you can stop on your way to the hike. Since this is a CNRA park, you'll need either an annual CNRA parking pass or $3 cash for a daily windshileld pass.
|How to Get There:|
INDIAN TRAIL PARKING LOT
1425 Indian Trail NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
GPS Coordinates: 33.884290, -84.43679605
From westbound Interstate 285
Remember to bring $3.00 cash for a parking pass, unless you have an annual pass to the CNRAreas.
NO BATHROOM FACILITIES at this park
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.