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Monday Morning at Turtle Back Loop (Beginners Welcome)




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 2450 Pitner Road. Acworth, GA 30101   Hike: Monday Morning at Turtle Back Loop (Beginners Welcome)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Dec 9 2019  10:00 am >> Mon, Dec 9 2019 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Dec 5 2019 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Dec 9 2019 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:0
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Trena's away, but we'll still play!

Because of a glitch in the registration process, we've run into the problem of having too many members added to the active list above the maximum limit of 20.  Please be aware that we will be moving members above 20 registrants to the waiting list in the order of their registration times.  People will then be added to the active list as we have withdrawals.

Janet G. told me about this trail.  It's always special to learn about new places from members who have knowledge that we trip leaders don't have!  After learning about the trail, I hiked there a couple of times, but it's been several years since I've been there.  Time to revisit it!

The trail is a narrow, secluded bike trail with rolling hills, a few roots and rocks, but nothing dangerous or terribly steep. There are very few riders using the trails during the daytime, so we should have them to ourselves during the hike.

We'll begin the hike at the Pitner Dog Park - - the nicest dog facility I've seen!  There are two large, enclosed areas in which pets are free to romp and play.  Plus, there's a nice little playground for the children to use while their dogs socialize. A bathroom facility and ample gravel parking makes this trail-head a perfect place to begin a hike.

Dogs are allowed on this hike, but with reservations. Please consider that the trails are very narrow!  We'll be walking mostly single-file on the trails, and if a biker comes, we'll have to step off the trail to allow him/her to pass.  Dogs could be a risk to both our participants and to the bikers.  If you have any doubts about your dog's behavior, please leave him at home.  LIMIT of 3 DOGS!!  If you see three already listed, you may not add a fourth.


Required Items to Bring:

Fluids, good hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Poles if you like to use them, though they're not really needed for the terrain


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

N 34.01665  W -84.72577

Go North on U.S. 41/Cobb Pkwy NE about 11 miles north of the Marietta Loop

Make a sharp Left onto Mars Mill Road NW - - and go 1.5 miles

Slight right onto County Line Rd/Old Stilesboro Rd NW; Continue to follow County Line Rd for about 2.1 miles

Turn right onto Pitner Rd NW - - Destination will be on the right in about 1.1 miles

2450 Pitner Road, Acworth, GA 30101

 
 

Notes:

 Map:  https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7038214/turtle-back

 


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Registration for this event opens at 12/5/2019 3:00:00 PM