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Friday at Island Ford
|Event Location:||ISLAND FORD - Sandy Springs, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Dec 22 2017 10:00 am >> Fri, Dec 22 2017 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Dec 19 2017 6:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Dec 22 2017 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
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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:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Please join me for a Friday morning hike at Island Ford. (I just found out that Friday is a PTO day for me)
We will cover approx. 5 1/2 miles in 2 hours. The pace will be moderate with a couple very short water breaks. The Island Ford trails have a few moderate climbs, but nothing too strenuous.
We will meet and start the hike promptly at 10:00 a.m. (sorry, we cannot wait for latecomers) from the first parking lot (Lollipop parking lot). We will complete the Lollipop Loop, then head towards the river and hike along the banks of the Chattahoochee and then up some trails away from the river and then back to our cars
Water is a must.
Bathrooms are available at the Ranger Station/Visitor Center - enter park entrance and go about one mile until the road ends. Arrive early if restrooms are needed or parking pass and then head back towards the park entrance to the first parking lot (it is right inside the front gate to the park)
There is a $3.00 daily parking fee at Island Ford unless you have an annual pass. If you need to purchase a day parking pass you can do so at the kiosk as you enter the visitor center parking lot. Annual passes can be purchased after the hike at the visitor center for $30.
There have been vehicle break-ins - please leave all valuables at home
|How to Get There:|
1906 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA
From northbound US 19 and GA 400
From southbound US 19 and GA 400
Once you enter the main gate the parking lot is immediately on your left. If you need to purchase a day parking pass (or use restrooms) continue straight to the kiosk near the visitor center parking lot and purchase your pass for $3.00. Arrive early to allow yourself time to purchase your parking pass and return to the parking lot just inside the main gate.
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