Pine Log Creek and Garland Mountain Trails - Sat, Aug 10 2019

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Pine Log Creek and Garland Mountain Trails

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Rydal, Georgia AND Waleska, Georgia   Hike: Pine Log Creek and Garland Mountain Trails  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 10 2019  9:00 am >> Sat, Aug 10 2019 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jul 29 2019 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 10 2019 7:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:12 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Two hikes, two trails, one full day.
PINE LOG - Moderate difficulty, but with a couple of challenging hills; moderate pace.  pace will slow on the hills and we'll just take it easy.  Hope to complete first hike at Pine Log in 2 1/2 hour - 4 1/2 miles. Pine Log is comprised of two loops, east and west.  This 4.5 mile trail winds up and down through mixed hardwood and pine forests that make up these 240 acres of Green space.   
From the parking lot, we’ll start with a nice, mostly flat, approach trail.  From there, we’ll take the west loop up into the hills.  There will be hills!  Where the west and east loops intersect we’ll take the east loop.  From there, we’ll make a very short detour to the site of a former CCC quarry.  We’ll return to the east trail, pick up the west loop again, and make our way back to the parking lot.    There are No restrooms at this location.  Hike starts promptly at 9:00 and we should be back to the parking lot by 11:30
***Then we'll head over to the GARLAND MOUNTAIN TRAILS (about a twenty minute drive).  At Garland we will meet at the picnic tables.  There are restrooms here.   Garland Mountain we will hike approx. 7 miles - pace will be moderate (not super fast).   again moderate trails, some hills, nothing too challenging but we will take those hills slow and easy.    These trails are horse trails so we may have to share the trail and watch where we step.  Beautiful trails maintained by CHerokee County and the Friends of Garland Mountain.  Drive from Pine Log less then 30 min. so we should all plan on being to Garland by noon and hike will begin at around 12:15 (or as soon as we can all regroup).  Hike should be over and we should be back to our vehicles by 3:30.
There is no fee to use the park or trails at either location.

Required Items to Bring:

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Hiking sticks/poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:
The Pine Log Creek trail is located in Bartow county; West of Waleska and Canton; East of Adairsville; On GA Hwy 140, about halfway between I-75 (to the West) and I-575 (to the East).  Pine Log Creek trail is about 22 miles North of Red Top Mountain State Park.
Directions:  Take I-75 to Exit 293, US 411 north approximately 8 miles. Turn right onto GA 140 east toward Waleska. Continue approximately 3 miles to Pine Log Creek Trail System parking area on left. OR:  use lattitude/longitudes N 34.347973, W -84.665620
We will then move on to Garland Mountain.

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