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Monday Morning at East Palisades (Beginners Welcome)
|Event Location:||East Palisades - Indian Trail Entrance|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Dec 10 2018 10:00 am >> Mon, Dec 10 2018 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Dec 6 2018 3:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Dec 10 2018 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||18|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
We will be meeting at the Indian Trail entrance NOT Whitewater Creek. Again, Indian Trail.
We'll miss Trena again as her work commitment keeps her off the trails till Christmas.
East Palisades is the favorite CRNRA unit along the Chattahoochee. It offers everything from a taste of rugged beauty from high, heavily wooded ridges above the water to sandy, lushly carpeted floodplains lines with ferns and willows. The trails are varied from flat riverside paths to rugged, rocky sections with challenging ascents.
Beginners warning - - the distance/elevation/pace qualify this hike as a D2, but it's NOT an easy hike, as here are lots of hills. But we'll take breaks when we reach the tops of the long hills and we'll keep the pace moderate. . . so give it a try if you have some hiking experience.
Be sure you bring $5 for parking if you don't already have an annual pass. You pay for parking at the kiosk located at the trailhead.
|How to Get There:|
From I -285 Eastbound - Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road. - Right on Northside Drive. - Travel 1.1 miles to Indian Trail (on right) and turn right. - Indian Trail to the park entrance (0.4 miles). - Take gravel park entrace road 0,3 miles to parking lot.
From I-285 Westbound - Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road. - Straight to second traffic light. - Left on Northside Drive - Travel 1.1 miles to Indian Trail (on right) and turn right. - Indian Trail to the park entrance (0.4 miles). - Take gravel park entrace road 0,3 miles to parking lot.
From I-75 - Exit onto I-285 Eastbound - Follow directions for "From I- 285 Eastbound." http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/indiantrail.htm
Parking fee of $5 for daily pass or a Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Annual Pass for $40 is necessary. Please place pass on dashboard or rear view mirror of your vehicle.
NO BATHROOMS at this location. Use the bathrooms at McDonalds - at the exit of I-285 and Northside Drive on your way to the hike.
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