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Sunset Hike at Sawnee Mountain Preserve

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Bettis Entrance - Sawnee Mountain Preserve Indian Seats Side   Hike: Sunset Hike at Sawnee Mountain Preserve  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jan 28 2019  4:45 pm >> Mon, Jan 28 2019 6:30 pm
Registration Opens: Sat, Jan 26 2019 9:01 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jan 28 2019 3:45 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:3.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Let's start the work week right. Join me on this evening hike to enjoy the warmer for winter weather and hopefully see nice sunset at Indian Seats or the observation platform.

We will meet at Bettis Entrance Sawnee Mountain Preserve Indian Seats Trail Parking - 2500 Bettis Tribble Gap Rd, Cumming, GA, close to the restrooms. From there we will start hiking on Indian Seats Trail going westerly direction. In about 2.5 miles we will reach the Indian Seats Summit. Here we will take a few minutes break to enjoy views and catch our breath. After the sunset we will descent down the trail for about one mile and be back to parking lot where we started. If you are not comfortable hiking at twilight bring a flashlight.

This will be moderate pace hike with moving speed between 2.5-3 miles per hour. The total hike distance will be around 3.5 miles, with about 800 feet of elevation change, so we will get a good workout as well. Please make sure to arrive 5-10 minutes eralier so after short introduction we can start hiking promptly at 4.45 pm, we don't want to miss the sunset, if we have a chance to see one.

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable for hiking shoes and clothing

Water or hydrating drink

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From GA 400 Northbound

Take exit 16 for Pilgrim Mill Road toward Lake Lanier and go 0.4 mi

Turn left onto Pilgrim Mill Rd and go 0.2 mi

Turn right onto Antioch Rd and go 1.4 mi

Turn left onto GA-306 W/GA-9 S and go 0.7 mi

Turn right onto Dr Dunn Rd/Dunn Rd and go 0.6 mi

Turn right onto Bettis Tribble Gap Rd and go 0.6 mi

Turn right to parking lot


From 400 Southbound

Take exit 17 from US-19 S and go 0.4 mi

Turn right onto GA-306 W and go 1.0 mi

Turn left onto GA-9 S and go 1.1 mi

Turn right onto Dr Dunn Rd/Dunn Rd and go 0.6 mi

Turn right onto Bettis Tribble Gap Rd and go 0.6 mi

Turn right to parking lot


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