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Silent Assent at Sawnee Preserve
|Event Location:||Cumming, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 11 2018 9:00 am >> Sat, Aug 11 2018 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Aug 9 2018 9:30 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Aug 10 2018 9:30 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Chad C|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Sawnee Preserve sits on over 900 acres in Forsyth County and has an excellent summit/viewing area to look out across parts of North Georgia.
We'll go in SILENCE from the Main Visitor's Center Entrance Trailhead to the summit, taking in the mountain trail and the serenity of the morning. The hike will take the most direct trek to the top, then on the way down we'll go towards the other parking area and the addition trails that make up the Sawnee Preserve. At the top we'll take a few moments for quiet and meditation until silence is broken...
Talking will be allowed on the trip down.
Given the silent start, we'll go at a Moderate pace, but not too fast to miss the sounds and sceneryof the area. We will only take brief rests to allow the group to reassemble and water (and possibly rest rooms at the second visitor's area/parking lot).
We will do the trails along the backside of the mountain as well - finishing back where we started.
REMEMBER to bring a Snickers Bar for the trip leader!
For more information on Sawnee Mountain: http://www.sawnee mountain.org/#!hiking/c1go6
Please meet at the SPOT ROAD entrance to Sawnee Preserve promptly at 9AM. We will leave on time and if you arrive late please catch up and maintain the silent first section of the hike.
|How to Get There:|
We are meeting at the Spot Road location: Do not go to the Bettis Tribble Gap location.
Use their website for a link to trail map: http://www.sawnee mountain.org/#!hiking/c1go6
take a Left towards downtown Cumming
take a Right at third traffic light on Tribble Gap Road
Go approximately 4 miles (go past one Sawnee Mountain Visitor's Center on your right, BUT DO NOT USE THIS ENTRANCE)
then go right on to Spot Road.
You will see the entrance to the Visitor's Center on your right across from Twin Lakes Rd.
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