Pine Mountain -- East and West sides, Forge and Peak - Tue, Oct 1 2019

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Pine Mountain -- East and West sides, Forge and Peak

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Pine Mountain   Hike: Pine Mountain -- East and West sides, Forge and Peak  National Weather Service Forecast
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
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Allen D
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
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.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Poles for the up and down

Dry shoes and shirt for after the hike

Snacks in case you bonk

Glossy first aid tape if you have new shoes for blister prevention

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
  • Take I-75 north towards Cartersville
  • Take exit 288, Main Street Cartersville
  • At top of ramp, turn right onto Main Street
  • Proceed approximately 100 yards to end of road and turn right onto Komatsu Drive
  • In approximately 100 yards, the parking lot and trailhead for the West Loop is located on your left.
  • Make sure you park in the parking lot itself as parking along the road and driveway to the parking lot is prohibited.

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