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Johnson Ferry North

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Johnson Ferry North (Johnson Ferry Road where it meets the river)   Hike: Johnson Ferry North  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 18 2018  8:00 am >> Sun, Mar 18 2018 10:00 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 14 2018 6:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Mar 18 2018 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:5.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
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Please join me for my first hike leading at Johnson Ferry North - it is a favorite of TL Holt W and I joined one of his hikes there a few weeks ago and loved it.  Had no idea that we could get 5+ miles out of the trails there.

There are a few creek crossings so your hiking boots may get a bit wet - nothing crazy, just muddy wet soles.  some of the adventurous (not me) may wish to cross the creek walking tightrope style on the pipes that crisscross the creek.

Expect hike to be five to 5 1/2 miles - we should be able to complete in just about two hours.  Please plan on slighty over/under on mileage and time since I am not super familiar with the trails.  

Hope you can join me on Sunday.

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Hiking Boots or Shoes


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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The Johnson Ferry North trailhead is located near where Johnson Ferry Road crosses the Chattahoochee River.  The park is located on the Cobb County side of the river and the park entrance is directly across JFR from Columns Drive.  There is a traffic light at this intersection. 

If you are coming from East Cobb, the park is on the left side of JFR immediately before crossing the river.  If coming from Sandy Springs, turn right immediately after crossing the river. You will see the parking pay station immediately in front of you and a gate.  Drive through the gate and proceed to the back parking lot where we will meet.  This is a CRNRA unit so parking is $5 cash (or use your annual CRNRA pass).

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