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Silent Assent at Sawnee Preserve

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cumming, GA   Hike: Silent Assent at Sawnee Preserve  National Weather Service Forecast
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
Distance:4.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chad C
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
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.

*** for those wanting to hike a little more, I may explore the newly opened trails on the other side of the mountain after we finish the official hike.


REMEMBER to bring a Snickers Bar for the trip leader!


For more information on Sawnee Mountain: http://www.sawnee!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.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Boots/Shoes

Rain Gear and Winter Wear


Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Trail Food


Trekking Poles

** Snickers bar for the trip leader!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We are meeting at the Spot Road location: Do not go to the Bettis Tribble Gap location. 
SMP Visitor Center
4075 Spot Road
Cumming GA 30040

Use their website for a link to trail map: http://www.sawnee!hiking/c1go6

GA 400N to Exit 15 Bald Ridge Marina Rd/Cumming 

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.

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

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