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Big and Little Kennesaw Over and Back

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain Overflow Parking Lot.1200 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 17 2019  9:00 am >> Wed, Jul 17 2019 11:45 am
Registration Opens: Sun, Jul 14 2019 5:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jul 16 2019 10:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Lets begin our hike at the Overflow Parking Lot (park towards the back). The walk to and from the parking lot to the mountain gives us the extra half mile on our distance. From the parking lot, we will go to the Visitors Center and stop briefly for a bio break if anyone needs the loo. Water is also available here, but we will not be stopping long so fill up your bottles/bladders beforehand please to save time. 

We will head up and over Kennesaw on to Little Kennesaw and head down to the Burnt Hickory side of the Park. We will immediately turn around and head back the way we came. I anticipate we may get a little spread out and have people complete the hike from a 2 hour timeline to a 2.5 hour timeline. I will wait at the end for everybody to make sure they finish on time to get full credit for the hike. Once finished and you let me know (I will wait at the visitor center), you can wait with me or head back to your car at the overflow lot. If anyone beats me and wants to leave, then please let me know you have completed and gone to your car via text. 

I have labelled this hike a moderate pace, but to complete the hike in 2.5 hours you must have recent D4 experience and be comfortable maintaining a moderate to fast pace with only short breaks for consuming water. 

Forecast predicts partly cloudy skies and a 20% chance of rain. 

Required Items to Bring:

Plenty of water (Electrolyte Drinks recommended in addition)

Good, study hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Sun Hat and or Sunscreen

Hiking Poles

Rain Gear (although a rain shower might feel great)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From I75 North exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road Connector (Do not take 267A as you will be going in the wrong direction after you exit). Carry on after the exit to the Church Street Extension where you will go right. Carry on over the railroad tracks and turn left on to Old 41. Go straight and you will see the mountain park on your left. Go through the red light at the park and continue straight and you wills ee the overflow parking on the left hand side. 

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