Sunrise at Top and Hike around (maybe some yoga after) - Stone Mountain - Sun, Jul 21 2019

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Sunrise at Top and Hike around (maybe some yoga after) - Stone Mountain


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Hike: Sunrise at Top and Hike around (maybe some yoga after) - Stone Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 21 2019  6:00 am >> Sun, Jul 21 2019 10:15 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Jul 17 2019 6:28 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 20 2019 8:28 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7.5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Mia
Michael Johnson
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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: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Join us bright and early to hike first to the top of the mountain and then around in July cool morning hours. Hopefully we will see beautiful sunrise, get good invigorating exercise from hiking up/around, and then spent few minutes for yoga at the end - to loosen muscles, and improve stretch and balance (yoga part is optional).

We will meet and start our hike at the Confederate Hall Parking Lot ( close to restrooms). From there we will take the Walk Up Mountain Trail to the summit of Stone Mountain. There we will take 15-20 min brake to enjoy the sunrise, have breakfast or snacks. Then we will go down the same trail until we intersect Cherokee Trail. We will take Cherokee Trail going clockwise and make a loop around the stone, enjoying views around the lake, and fresh air in the morning hours. At the last part we will switch from Cherokee to Nature Trail, and then hop on Connecting trail back to parking.

Before signing up make sure you are comfortable hiking on rocky and at spots - wet, slippery rocky surfaces. We will hike with moderate pace (approximately 2.5 miles per hour) with few stops to enjoy scenery. The total hike distance will be around 7.5 miles, with about 800 feet of elevation gain.


Required Items to Bring:

 

Comfortable hiking shoes and clothes

Plenty of water and/or other hydrating drinks, it's summer time, let's make sure we hydrate well

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Breakfast/ snacks

Camera

Hiking poles

Sunscreen

Bug spray


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

 

Directions To Confederate Hall Parking Lot:

To the main entrance- From I-285 take U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel about 7 miles and take Exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. After entering the main entrance, proceed straight ahead. The road will fork at about 1 mile - stay to the right. Continue to follow the road for another mile. Confederate Hall will be on your left. We will meet outside the restrooms at the start of the walk up trail.

The Parking Fee is $20.00 at the gate unless you have an annual pass. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: For more information about Stone Montain Park, go to:

http://www.stonemountainpark. com/
MEETING POINT


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