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Stone Mountain -Trail run around and Hike up/down with Full Moon rise and Sunset, Yoga optional

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Event Type:Multi-Sport
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Multi-Sport: Stone Mountain -Trail run around and Hike up/down with Full Moon rise and Sunset, Yoga optional  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 12 2019  4:00 pm >> Sat, Oct 12 2019 7:45 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 10 2019 8:36 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 12 2019 12:16 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:7.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


I have been doing this often myself, but it is first time being posted as group trip, it is experimental and for the adventurers. The event is formed of two activities - trail running part and hiking part.

We will trail run first around the mountain strarting from Confederate Hall Parking Lot and taking Cherokee, Connecting, and Nature Trails for about 5.2 miles. We will keep steady, slow to moderate pace above 3 miles per hour, with few short breaks on scenic spots. 

Prepare with light gear for the trail run so you are being comfortable. 

After we are back to parking, we will have 15 min to get ready for the hiking part - change gear and clothes, bathrooms, if you might.

Hiking part will be around 2 miles, with about 800 feet of elevation gain.

We will take the North Side trail to the Summit of Stone Mountain. We should be there just on time for observation of both October Hunter's Full Moon rise and Sunset, hopefully weather will be nice for that. We will spent some time to enjoy the views there, and if you wish have snack or dinner.

After that we will hike down on the main Walk Up trail back to parking. Be ready to have your flashlights/headlamps handy for this part.

We might do some yoga after the trail run or at the Summit of the mountain depending on the group preferences. This part is optional.

Before signing up make sure you are comfortable running/hiking for extended period of time on rocky, steep, or covered with tree roots surfaces. If wet some of the rocky parts will be very slippery.

This event is good base training for longer trips in wilderness areas.

Event might get canceled due to weather conditions.

Required Items to Bring:


Running/hiking gear, shoes 

Plenty of water and/or other hydrating drinks

Light snacks 

Flashlight/headlamp for hiking down after sunset

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Snacks or dinner

Bug spray

How to Get There:
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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/

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