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Sunday Afternoon Hike: Sope Creek Loop, 2nd Group
|Event Location:||Chattahoochee River Nat'l Recreation Area, Sope Creek Parking Lot.|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Apr 19 2009 1:00 pm >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Mar 18 2009 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Apr 18 2009 8:55 pm|
|Event Duration:||Two and a half hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
In order to accommodate the large waiting list for this popular hike in the Sope Creek area of the Chattahoochee River NRA, we've added Charlie as the hike leader for this second group. Groups 1 and 2 will both meet initially at 1:00 PM in the CRNRA parking lot on Paper Mill Road (see directions below) and participants can rendezvous again there after the hike. (Our SOA guidelines recommend no more than 20 in each hiking group.) If there's enough interest, we may begin this 2nd group's hike with a visit to the craggy old paper mill ruins on the far side of Sope Creek. Each group will hike southward from the parking lot past the nearby lake to the banks of the Chattahoochee. We'll walk a short distance along the "Cochran Shoals" gravel trails near the river that are popular among joggers, then return to the Sope Creek parking area via a slightly different but also scenic route.
|How to Get There:|
IF COMING FROM DOWNTOWN OR NW ATLANTA:
NOTE FOR HIKERS DRIVING FROM ROSWELL, SANDY SPRINGS, ETC.: An alternate route to the Sope Creek CRNRA parking lot is to take Johnson Ferry Road to its junction with Paper Mill Rd (about 0.7 mile N of the Johnson Fy bridge over the Chattahoochee). Then take Paper Mill Rd westward a bit more than 2 miles to the parking lot on your left (about a half mile beyond the bridge over Sope Creek).
There is a $3-per-vehicle self-pay parking fee in the CRNRA lot unless you have a valid annual Chattahoochee River NRA vehicle pass. Sunset on April 19 is at 8:12 PM EDT and twilight ends about a half hour later.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.