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Monday Morning at Sope Creek - - Starting at Sope Creek Elementary School
|Event Location:||Marietta, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Dec 31 2018 10:00 am >> Mon, Dec 31 2018 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Dec 28 2018 3:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Dec 31 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:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||20 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Let's end the year with a nice little jaunt through Sope Creek and Cochran Shoals. Join me for this moderate D2 hike at one of our favorite parks. We'll start the hike from Sope Creek Elementary School, which is about 1/4 mile down Papermill Road from the Sope Creek CNRA parking lot. Approximate address of the school is 3320 Papermill Road, Marietta, GA. It's a large parking lot, and it's free!
We'll hike for about 2.5 hours, getting in around 5 miles. Some of the trails are hilly and rocky, so at our steady, moderate pace, this hike might be a little challenging for true beginning hikers who have no hiking experience. However, if you can handle the distance, give it a try. We won't leave you behind.
If you bring your dog, it should be able to keep up with the group and interact well with other dogs and people. The Chattahoochee NRA requires that owners keep their dogs on a leash and clean up after their pets on the trails. Please be willing to keep your dog on leash out of consideration to other hikers, because it's the law and because the reputation of the AOC is damaged when members break the leash law.
Limit of 3 dogs, please!
|How to Get There:|
3320 Papermill Road, Marietta, GA.
The Sope Creek Elementary School parking lot is on Papermill Road, about 1/4 mile from Sope Creek parking lot. If you're coming from Johnson Ferry Road, go about 1/2 mile past the Sope Creek bridge, to Sope Creek Elementary School on your left. If you're coming from I-75 on Papermill, it will be on your right at the traffic light at Shadowlawn Road. When you turn into the school parking lot, go to the large lot on your left and park all the way at the end.
From Eastbound Interstate 285
From Westbound Interstate 285
No bathroom facilities, but plenty of trees.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
If it's a rainy morning, the hike will be cancelled.