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Monday Afternoon Hike: Back Trails of Sweetwater Creek, Part II

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park, at the Nature Trails Parking
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Apr 20 2009  5:00 pm >> N/A
Registration Opens: Thu, Mar 19 2009 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 24 2009 8:55 pm
Event Duration:Three Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

From the parking lot we will walk a short distance on the White Trail, and then veer off onto an old dirt road. We will follow it past some abandoned houses, and follow it along the headwaters of Jack’s Lake. From a point near Jack’s lake we will climb a wooded hill until we reach a power line which we will cross and move onto a nearby pipeline easement. We will walk on this easement for about a mile and turn onto an old forest road that will lead us to a hidden lake. We will then descend to a stream which we will follow until we reach Sweetwater Creek. This portion of the hike will require that we cross the stream five or six times. The water is calf deep and the bottoms are flat , so the crossings can be done barefoot, although it would be better to wear sneakers. We will stop for a snack when we reach Sweetwater Creek. Afterwards we will walk upstream along the banks of Sweetwater Creek, and then on the White and Blue trails back to the parking lot. The total walking distance is about 7 miles.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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At least two quarts of water. Bring suitable footwear for fording the creek, and a towel to dry your feet.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Atlanta proceed West on I 20 to Exit 44. (From the intersection of I 20 and I 75/85 it is about 12.5 miles), and follow the signs to the park. In case you get lost here is a route description: At the top of the ramp turn left and proceed about 0.5 miles to the second traffic light. Turn right on S. Blairs Bridge Rd. and proceed 2.1 miles to Mt. Vernon Rd. Turn left and proceed about 2 miles to Factory Shoals Rd. Turn left and proceed to the parking lot.

Sunset is at 8:13 PM. Twilight ends ar 8:39 PM.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:The parking fee is $3.00 per car.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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