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Sweetwater Creek Orange, Yellow, Red and White Trails.




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, Ga   Hike: Sweetwater Creek Orange, Yellow, Red  and White Trails.  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 4 2019  7:30 am >> Sun, Aug 4 2019 11:15 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Jul 23 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 4 2019 6:30 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Chuck R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

This will be a group hike! We start with the orange trail clockwise for 2.3 miles. In order to hike the orange trail, we must began with the yellow trail for a short distance while crossing the bridge over the creek. Once we finish the orange trail we connect with the yellow trail clockwise for only 2.3 miles.When we finish the yellow trail there will be a brief bathroom break at the visitor center. After the break, we start on the white trail clockwise for 5 miles to finish. This hike has approximately 1500 ft elevation gain. This is apparently a somewhat long hike, so let's be in fairly good hiking shape! I would like to see some high D3s and some good D4s and above for sign up. I will use my discretion in judging your ability to hike this event. I will allow one behaved fur baby on the trail ( in the rear of line) with leash at all times.


Required Items to Bring:

Required Items to Bring: 2-3 Litres water Trail Snacks Emergency Rain Gear Broken-in Hiking Boots Website for Park: http://www.gastateparks.org/Sweetw ater http://www.friendsofsweetwatercr eek.org/

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Recommended Items to Bring: Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need. Hiking poles epipen if you are allergic to bees A towel for the ride back Plastic bag to carry shoes after the hike and a thank you to your TL!


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Sweetwater Creek State Park hiking trail parking lot near the visitor center: Take I-20 west from Atlanta, exit #44 at Thornton Road, turn left and go 1/4 mile. Turn right on Blairs Bridge Road, go 2 miles and turn left on Mount Vernon Road. Travel a couple more miles and into the park. Just after crossing over the lake, look for a sign that says hiking/nature trails, and take a left there (there is a small entry gate). Continue straight to the end of the road to the parking area.


Notes:

Will hike rain or shine! Not in severe weather.

There is a $5.00 parking fee at the park.


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


Registration for this event opens at 7/23/2019 8:00:00 PM