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Sunday Morning Saunter at Sawnee

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sawnee Mountain, Cumming GA   Hike: Sunday Morning Saunter at Sawnee  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 25 2019  7:00 am >> Sun, Aug 25 2019 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Aug 20 2019 11:11 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 25 2019 4:44 am
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Sunday Saunter at Sawnee (hopefully sans rain!)

If you would like to do a decent size hike close to town, and have the second part of the day for yourself, the Sawnee Mountain hike IS the hike you are looking for.

Located a tad bit north of Atlanta in Cumming, Georgia, Sawnee Mountain Preserve provides visitors with a 963 acres of scenic passive space, hiking trails and an interactive Visitor Center. We will meet at the Spot road location in front of the Visitor center and hike over 10 miles of all trails that this beautiful preserve offers with a brisk pace.  The elevation gain is approximately 1600 ft. (last week it was 1644 ele, 10.79 miles).

We will start our hike promptly at 07:00
Please arrive a few minutes before the start time to check in & do intros.

We will do the Indian Seats loop first, and the loop second (maybe a quick bio break at the restrooms if needed once we get to Bettis), then up and away to the other side of the park. We will stop for a quick snack break after the Church trail in the shade off the side of the parking lot. Then it's back up and smooth sailing back to the Spot Rd. Lot.

For the safety of the group if I have not hiked with you, I might contact you to make sure that this hike is appropriate for you.

Thanks Tatiana M. for the assist on the write up!


Required Items to Bring:

SHOES/BOOTS (that are broken in)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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rain gear???

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


SMP Visitor Center,
4075 Spot Road,
Cumming, GA 30040

GA 400N
Exit 15 Bald Ridge Marina Rd/Cumming
Left towards downtown Cumming
Right at third traffic light on Tribble Gap Road - a.k.a. Bettis Tribble Gap (City of Cumming clock tower will be on your right)
Go approximately 4 miles (go past one Sawnee Mountain Visitor's Center on your right) and then go right on to Spot Road. You will see the entrance to the Visitor's Center on your right across from Twin Lakes Rd.

NOTE: if you're unfamiliar with Sawnee - this is NOT the lots with the playgrounds that is off Bettis




** While this event does not have an official "car pool" I always encourage it...if you're in the Roswell/Alpharetta area and want to car pool; I have room for 3 others in the Lil Sasquatch (my van). #FCFS
If you request this please bring "go home" gear...a set of fresh, clean, dry everythings. text me at the # above for details.


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