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New Year’s Eve Trek at Island Ford w/Optional Tasty Med. Lunch
|Event Location:||Sandy Springs GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Dec 31 2019 10:30 am >> Tue, Dec 31 2019 12:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Dec 28 2019 8:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Tue, Dec 31 2019 9:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Memphis Russ|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Please join me for a hike on the beautiful trails of the Island Ford unit of the Chattahoochee River Natl Recreation Area (CRNRA). We will be hiking at a steady but moderate pace along the river, up into the woods stopping to hydrate and gather up. There are some moderate climbs but nothing too hard. We may back track a little bit to get in our mileage. However, thuroughly explore the water parts!
We will meet at the Visitor Center. See below for directions.
Please note that there is a $5 cash parking fee unless you have an annual Chattahoochee River Rec parking pass.
Bathrooms are available at the Visitor Center.
Please bring plenty of water to hydrate during the hike.
DUE TO BREAK-INS, LOCK ALL VALUABLES IN YOUR TRUNK and OUT OF SIGHT!
Please arrive a few minutes early to check in or use the bathrooms. If you're running late or can't make it at the last minute, please call Russ at 404-353-3077.
Following the hike, you're welcome to drive 1 mile & join some of us for some tasty Mediterranean Classics!
Optional Hikers' Lunch at Samad Mediterranean Grill & Market, only 1 mile away at:
Samad Mediterranean Grill & Market
8897 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350
Diverse Menu includes: $5.50 Gyro, Fish, or Grilled Chicken Wrap!
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS for DRIVERS proceeding NORTHBOUND on GA400 from the GA400/I285 Interchange
1. Take GA400 to exit #6 (Northridge Road) Bear right to loop around the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400 and immediately turn right at the light onto Dunwoody Place.
DIRECTIONS for DRIVERS proceeding SOUTHBOUND on GA400 from Alpharetta/Roswell
1. Take GA400 southbound to exit #6 (Northridge Road). Bear right to loop around the exit and at the traffic light continue straight ahead onto Dunwoody Place.
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Physical address is::
1978 Island Ford Parkway
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