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Stone Mountain Fitness Hike Before To Prepare For Thanksgiving




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Hike: Stone Mountain Fitness Hike Before To Prepare For Thanksgiving  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 24 2019  3:00 pm >> Sun, Nov 24 2019 6:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Nov 8 2019 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Nov 24 2019 12:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Pace:Fast
Trip Leader(s):
Nate Johnson
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Stone Mountain is a great way to spend the evening hiking with friends.  We will go around and summit Stone Mountain on this fitness hike.. 


7 miles of fast pace hiking averaging 2-3 mph with limited stops along the way.  While the pace summiting the mountain is a little slower, this is NOT a scenic hike.

Those who are REALLY FAST are encouraged to bring a pack to slow your pace and strengthen your core and leg muscles.

Those who are SLOWER, as already mentioned, there will be a few rest breaks, but be ready to push through each section to continue to build your strength and stamina to overtake the REALLY FAST hikers!

We will meet near the start of the walk- up trail behind the large parking lot beside Confederate Hall. The hike will start promptly at 3:00 pm so plan accordingly since Atlanta traffic can be erratic in the afternoon/evenings. There is a parking fee to enter the park or you can purchase a 1 year pass.. 


Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable shoes with a good grip.  Trail running and light hiking boots are popular for this hike since they can handle a variety of terrain, but that is merely a recommendation.  If you can keep up bare foot you are welcome to do so.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Water, sports drink or beverage of choice. 

Trail snacks for yourself and/or trip leader(s)

Flashlight / headlamp

Hammock, chairs, etc... If you can carry it and keep up with the group you are welcome to bring it along!


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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.

The parking lot will be immediately after. We’ll meet behind Confederate Hall near the walk up trail.

Additional directions and maps can be found at: http://stonemountainpark.com/default.aspx


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