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Kennesaw Mountain Loop (17.5 miles)




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: KM Visitor Center   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain Loop (17.5 miles)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 3 2018  8:00 am >> Sat, Nov 3 2018 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 24 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 2 2018 8:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17.5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Jeff
Tricia Saul
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:
Please join us for a fun day at Kennesaw Mountain!
 
We'll do a 17.5 mile loop of the park, with brief stops along the way to enjoy the sights along with a 30-minute lunch break. Our moving pace will average upwards of 3 mph -- brisk but not brutally fast.
 
Our Route: Beginning at the visitor center, we'll go over the mountain and continue south to the southern edge of the park at Kolb's Farm. We'll break for lunch at the nearby Subway/Kroger shopping center. We'll take a different route heading back, passing the Illinois Monument and the New Salem Church ruins on the return to the visitor center.
 
This is a challenging hike, coupling endurance with more elevation than you might expect. We'll cross the mountain once, plus there are rolling hills in other sections. We won't be trying to set any speed records, but some members may find it difficult to maintain an average pace of 3 mph for such a long distance.
 
This event requires recent D5 or equivalent experience.
 
 

Required Items to Bring:

 

Plenty of liquids

Hiking or trail shoes

Lunch/snack (or money for lunch)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:
We'll meet at the Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center, located at 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30188. (The visitor center is near the intersection of Old Highway 41 NW and Stilesboro Road NW.)
 
Please plan to arrive a little early in case the visitor center lot is full and you need to park at the overflow lot located a short distance away at 1200 Old Highway 41 NW.
 
 

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