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Big Awesome Hike @ East Palisades (Beginners Welcome)
|Event Location:||East Palisades - Indian Trail Entrance|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Jul 30 2018 10:00 am >> Mon, Jul 30 2018 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Jul 26 2018 3:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Jul 30 2018 7:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||19 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
We will be meeting at the Indian Trail entrance NOT Whitewater Creek. Again, Indian Trail.
From the parking area, the trail enters the woods beside an information board, steadily descending to the southwest toward the river floodplain. A short distance ahead, note the fading ruins of buildings to the right of the trail, evidence of long vanished homes slowly being reclaimed by nature. This unit of the Chattahoochee River offers a taste of rugged beauty from high, heavily wooded ridges above the water to sandy, lushly carpeted floodplains lines with ferns and willows.
We will be going up the Big Awesome Hill (BAH) as well as out to the bamboo forest. Don't let this challenge scare you off, we'll go at a slow pace up the climb. If you haven't been to East Palisades or even if you have, come enjoy it with us!
Be sure you bring $5 for parking if you don't already have an annual pass. You pay for parking at the kiosk located at the trailhead.
|How to Get There:|
From I -285 Eastbound - Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road. - Right on Northside Drive. - Travel 1.1 miles to Indian Trail (on right) and turn right. - Indian Trail to the park entrance (0.4 miles). - Take gravel park entrace road 0,3 miles to parking lot.
From I-285 Westbound - Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road. - Straight to second traffic light. - Left on Northside Drive - Travel 1.1 miles to Indian Trail (on right) and turn right. - Indian Trail to the park entrance (0.4 miles). - Take gravel park entrace road 0,3 miles to parking lot.
From I-75 - Exit onto I-285 Eastbound - Follow directions for "From I- 285 Eastbound." http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/indiantrail.htm
Parking fee of $5 for daily pass or a Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Annual Pass for $40 is necessary. Please place pass on dashboard or rear view mirror of your vehicle.
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