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Kennesaw Mountain - Morning Fitness Hike




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battleffield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30188   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain - Morning Fitness Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 12 2018  7:00 am >> Sun, Aug 12 2018 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Aug 6 2018 9:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 11 2018 9:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Mike S
Tricia Saul
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Come join us for an (almost) double dose of Kennesaw Mountain! We’ll go 2 rounds and over the Kennesaw Mountains 4 times for a total of 10 miles. We will start from the Visitor Center and go over Kennesaw Mt., little Kennesaw Mt., and Pigeon Hill to Burnt Hickory Road for 3 miles.

We will turn around and retrace the same route to go over the mountains the 2nd time, and get back to the Visitor Center to complete the first round of 6 miles.

We’ll follow the same route going over the mountains the 3rd time, but only go to the “2-mile” post just pass the little Kennesaw Mt. along the wooden fence on the right hand side.

We’ll then turn around going over the mountains the 4th time, and get back to the Visitor Center to complete our hike of 10 miles. There will be no sweeps.There is about 2900 ft of elevation gain on this hike which makes it (along with the 10 miles) a beginning D5 hike.

If you’re not sure you can make the 10 miles, but want to try it - this is an OK event as long as you understand the following: 

  1. If you don’t cover the whole 10 in 4 hours, you’ll be removed from the event - BUT THERE IS NO SHAME IN TRYING - so don’t let this stop you.  Your trip leaders have to leave at 11:00am - so no way to verify you after that. Please check in with the trip leaders when you’re done. 

  2. There will be no sweeper and you may not have someone with you all the time during the hike, but it’s nearly impossible to get lost once you’ve completed the route over the mountain the first time. 


There are water fountains available at the visitor’s center and at Burnt Hickory Rd.


Required Items to Bring:

Great attitude

Water

Snack

 

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30188


1) I-75 North to exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road Connector

2) If you are not heading west after getting off of the Interstate you are going the wrong way.  You should be heading towards US 41 and downtown Marietta after getting off of I-75 onto the Canton Road Connector and see Kennesaw Mountain on your right. 

3) You will be tempted to take the first exit off of the Canton Road Connector which is US 41, but do not take it.  Proceed over US 41 on a bridge staying on the Canton Road Connector.

4) After crossing US 41 take a right at the first redlight which is Church Street Extension.

5) You should cross railroad tracks soon.

6) Take a left onto Old 41 at the second redlight.  If you get to US 41 again, you have missed the turn onto Old 41 so turn around.

7) Stay on Old US 41 until you pass in front of the mountain then turn left at the redlight and park in the main visitor center lot if you can.  If full head back out to Old 41, take a left and park in the overflow parking lot farther down the road on the left.

Meet prior to our start time at the cannon outside the main entrance of the visitor's center or just inside the lobby.  Call the trip leader if you are running late, but please note that we won't wait on you.  You will have to try and catch up with the group if you arrive late.

 


Notes:

1. This event may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory.

2. Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader.

 


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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.