AtlantaOutdoorClub
sponsor
Print-Friendly Version
Add this event to your calendar (Outlook, iCalendar)
Add REGISTRATION REMINDER to your calendar


REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.



West Palisades and BONUS




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: West Palisades Unit - Chattahoochee NRA   Hike: West Palisades and BONUS  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 13 2018  2:00 pm >> Sat, Jan 13 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 11 2018 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 13 2018 1:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.75 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Wynn
Tricia Saul
Email Trip Leader(s)
You must be logged in to get the Trip Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Only sign up if you're participating in the ENTIRE event.

West Palisades connects Akers Mill and Paces Ferry on the west bank of the Chattahoochee River at Devil's Shoals.  We will hike almost five miles of the trails in this section of the Chattahoochee NRA including sections along the river as well as in the woods.  The trail is mostly flat; however, there are a few uphill sections.  We will be hiking at a moderate pace.  There are lots of rocks and roots on the trail - so choose your shoes wisely.  Please remember to bring $5 cash for the National Park Service parking fee, unless you have a Chattahoochee NRA annual pass.

Dress appropriately for the weather.  The uphills will really get your blood flowing, so dress in layers so you can regulate your temperature.

WE WILL MEET AT THE PARKING LOT off Akers Mill Rd and Akers Dr.  Click on the map link here and look at the address to make sure you go to the right spot.

After the hike we'll walk to a private location for dinner: salad, spaghetti, meat sause and marinara sauce, bread.  Bring your own favorite beverage.  Then we'll do a time-limited game of Monopoly - National Parks Edition.

NO COST for dinner


Required Items to Bring:

- Hiking Shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Change of clothes if you'd like.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Location
1927 Akers Ridge Drive
Atlanta GA 30339

https://goo.gl/maps/s1kuwnuqK7p

From eastbound Interstate 285

Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road.
Right on Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road.
Right approximately 1.5 miles to Akers Drive SE
Turn left at the wooden "Mill Wheel"
Drive up the hill passing apartment homes untill you see the visitor parking at the end of Akers Ridge Dr. SE


From westbound Interstate 285
Take exit 22, New Northside Drive, Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road.
Straight to second traffic light.
Left on Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road.
Right approximately 1.5 miles to Akers Drive SE
Turn Left at the wooden "Mill Wheel."
Drive up the hill passing apartment homes until you see the visitor parking at the end of Akers Ridge DR. SE


Notes:
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.