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Extended Kennesaw Mountain 4 Hour Morning Fitness Hike - Intermediate to Advanced Hikers (7:30 AM start time - rain or shine) -


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 24 2009  7:30 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Sun, Apr 19 2009 8:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 23 2009 5:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours with one 10 minute rest break
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
Danny
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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: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

***The hike will start at 7:30 AM sharp, so please plan on meeting around 7:20 AM to sign in***
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Kennesaw Mountain National Battefield Park is a fantastic area for intown hiking and fitness training.
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We will start at the visitors center which has a rather nice museum and movie on the battles here in 1864. Afterwards, we will hike the Mountain Trail 1.2 miles to the 1808 ft. top of Kennesaw Mountain. From there, we will head across Little Kennesaw Mountain, over Pigeon Hill, then sync up across Burnt Hickory Road.  From there we'll head down the main trail towards Cheatham Hill 3/10 mile taking the first trail on the right.  This trail will run into Noses Creek after 6/10 mile where we will intersect again with the main trail at a wooden bridge.  We take a left there heading back towards Pigeon Hill for 2/10 mile taking the first trail on the right.  After 5/10 mile we'll cross Burnt Hickory Road again.  In 3/10 mile we take a left on the trail that circles the south side of the mountains and begin heading back up Pigeon Hill.  In 3/10 mile we intersect with the Mountain Trail once again just below the top of Pigeon Hill, take a right, and hike back to the visitor center over Pigeon Hill, Little and Big Kennesaw Mountains.
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The total hiking distance is just over 7 miles with minimum rest breaks. Endurance is the name of the game today. You should be good to excellent condition!!

REMINDER:  This hike is intended for intermediate to advanced hikers with prior D4 hiking experience


Required Items to Bring:
Lots and lots of water or Gatorade
Good hiking shoes
Snack
Can do attitude!
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:I-75 North to Exit 269, Barrett Parkway; turn left off the exit onto Barrett Parkway; travel approx 3 miles and turn left onto Old Hwy 41; at the next light turn right onto Stilesboro Road; the park visitors center is immediately on your left.
NOTE: The parking lot is sometimes full. There is additional parking along Hwy 41 just before turning onto Stilesboro Road.Meet at 7:20 a.m. at the cannon outside the main entrance of the visitor center.

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

Cost Includes:No cost.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
*Note: This is a rain or shine hike - we will hike regardless of the weather - except for thunder, tornadoes or earthquakes...