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2017 gratitude hike or run with a Double Kennesaw!
|Event Location:||Kennesaw Mountain National Battleffield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Dec 30 2017 8:30 am >> Sat, Dec 30 2017 12:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Dec 25 2017 7:19 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Dec 29 2017 7:19 pm|
|Event Duration:||4 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Join Mara for a gratitude run dedicated to all 2017 moments of greatness! We will look back and appreciate all backpacking, hiking , trail running, rock climbing and many other events that our AOC friends made possible last year. The plan will be to meet at the Visitors Center then hike/run out toward Burnt Hickory road, 3 miles. Then turn and head back to the Visitors Center. We will start back over for a second time. This will be a strenuous event, you will want to pace yourself if you have not done this event before.
This is posted as "Fast" but you can go at a moderate to fast pace for this event. Feel free to run or take a moderate pace over the mountain. We will get spread out but please check in with the the trip leader when done with the hike :)
After introductions (if you are new) and a quick briefing (e.g. Go to Burnt Hickory and back, perhaps) we will ascend the 1.2 miles to the 1808 foot top of Big Kennesaw Mountain which is a climb of 657 feet. From there we will drop down about 500 feet to the gap between Big Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw Mountain, up and over the hump in the middle which is about a 20 foot climb heading towards Little Kennesaw and about a 50 foot climb heading back, then down to the base of Little Kennesaw. From there it's about a 300 foot climb to the top of Little Kennesaw at 1601 feet. Then we'll head down the other side of Little Kennesaw to Burnt Hickory for a short break (5 seconds maybe). After that we'll head back the same way we came...then repeat a second time.
The total distance is ~12.0 miles if you count to and from the Visitors Center. The faster you do this hike the more strenuous and heart pumping it becomes. So make it a moderate paced hike or run if you desire.
We'll be going from the Visitor Center to Burnt Hickory Road on what is called the West Trail (the mountains kind of run southwest to northeast. The West Trail (the one on the west) goes over the mountains. The East Trail (the one on the east) goes around the mountains. At every fork in the trail on the way over, choose right and you'll be alright. Does anyone read the event descriptions? Haha.
If you do read the descriptions you know this was Danny's write up, repurposed by Trena, and then repurposed yet again here!!
|How to Get There:|
1) I-75 North to exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road Connector
VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:
Please keep in mind this is a difficult Hike with a fast moving group. If you are questioning your physcial ability, this hike may not be for you.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
This is a rain or shine hike