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Pine Mountain -- East and West sides, Forge and Peak
|Event Location:||Pine Mountain|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Oct 1 2019 10:00 am >> Tue, Oct 1 2019 1:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Sep 28 2019 5:05 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Tue, Oct 1 2019 9:00 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Allen D|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Come to Pine Mountain, next to Lake Allatoona, for some steady ups and downs. Let's get a solid hike in at a consistent pace, with appreciating views and Nature along the way. We will hike both sides, plus the out and back to Cooper's Furnace. We will go for a steady 3 hours with short breaks, depending on the heat, and hope to break 7 miles. At each intersection we will reconnect, and have some great conversations along the way.
This will be a steady effort with about 1500 feet of climbing and descent, so this is not a good hike for beginners. If you are a confident D3 hiker, please join us.
We'll go up, then down, the south sides of the West and East Loops, with a short side trip to the peak and a nice view. At the bottom of the East Loop, we'll hit the flat-ish woodland trail to the furnace and back. We will likely return up the South side of the East Loop, and down the N side of the West Loop to get about 6.9 miles, which should be plenty for a hot day.
Be sure to bring 2 Liters of water, and wet down your sleeves or shirt for evaporative cooling.
This is a Bartow County park and parking is free.
** Extra Karma points for picking up at least 1 piece of litter or sharing a Nature observation with another hiker--mushrooms, snakes, geology, or history.
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