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Stone Mountain Midday Adventure, meeting OUTSIDE the Park
|Event Location:||PATH Trailhead by Stone Mtn Village Visitor Center, 892 Main St, Stone Mountain, GA 30083|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Oct 30 2018 12:00 pm >> Tue, Oct 30 2018 3:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Oct 25 2018 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Oct 29 2018 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Charlie Cottingham|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
IN a NUTSHELL: The weather is shaping up nicely for this coming Tuesday: It's expected to be a gorgeous blue-sky fall day with virtually no chance of rain and comfortable afternoon temperatures in the 60s and low-70s. Should be perfect conditions for this Stone Mountain "Adventure."
WHERE & WHEN? We’ll gather a few minutes before 12:00 Noon at the "PATH Trailhead," outside the Park in Stone Mtn Village (beside the Visitor Center on Main Street at an old 1914-era red caboose). See detailed Directions & GPS info below. We'll have FREE parking there (or if those spaces are full, some of us can park a block or two northward in Stone Mtn village). We'll also have FREE entrance from there into the Park, as pedestrians and cyclists are always welcome to take advantage of, during daylight hours.
HIKE PLAN: Our expected total distance will be about 5 miles, with elevation gains in our uphill portions totaling perhaps 900 vertical feet or more. After introducing one another we’ll hike eastward into the Park (from the Red Caboose) via the half-mile paved "PATH Trail" - then continuing initially southeastward around the base and shoulder of the mountain via a series of both marked and unmarked trails. Along the way we intend to avoid disturbing the flora or fauna and leave the mountain and its surrounding terrain in better shape than we found it by picking up and carrying out bits of trash left by previous visitors. We trip leaders will provide small trash bags for this worthy AOC "spruce-up" effort. We'll target getting back to our vehicles at the "Caboose" by about 3:30 PM.
FOR a PHOTO ALBUM of our similar Nov 11, 2010 AOC Stone Mountain "Adventure Hike" click the following link: (Thanks to AOCer Marcus Kubota for sharing these colorful shots including the craggy "promo photo" atop this article.) http://www.facebook.com/album.php? aid=303112&id=648793487&l=00a69951aa
- Stone Mtn Park Official Trail Map: https://stonemountainpark.org/wp- content/uploads/2014/10/Stone-Mountain-Park-Complete- Trail-Map.pdf
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS to our Parking area & Trailhead for the Hike, OUTSIDE the Park beside the Stone Mtn Village Visitor Center, a.k.a. the "Red Caboose."
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Free Event with Free Parking!
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