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Leisurely Afternoon Hike at Frazier-Rowe Park & Briarlake Forest
|Event Location:||2868 LaVista Rd, in NE Atlanta near I-85 Clairmont exit|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Feb 16 2020 2:00 pm >> Sun, Feb 16 2020 4:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Feb 14 2020 8:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Feb 16 2020 12:30 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Charlie Cottingham|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Weather Update as of 9:30 AM Sunday: We're definitely still going ahead with the event this afternoon although the forecast isn't as good as when I posted it 3 days ago. It'll be about 50 degrees (still the expected warmest part of the day) and about a ~40 % chance of some of the current light rain continuing, so bring & carry a lightweight umbrella or poncho just in case you need it. - Charlie
WHERE & WHEN? We'll meet a few minutes before 2:00 AM at the Frazier-Rowe Park trailhead. See easy detailed directions below and for a zoomable map or satellite view click above on the square blue & green "Event Location" icon. The shady trailhead and Park bulletin board are directly beside "Sprig" restaurant, on the wooded end of the free parking lot at Vista Grove Plaza shopping center. We should have no problem finishing both hikes by 4:30. Feel free to "split early" if you need to for any reason, but if so be sure to let me know where & when you're doing so - I can easily direct you back to your car.
CANINE COMPANIONS are OK. Bring your well-behaved dog if you like, but please make sure that he or she is leashed and under your control at all times, and in your registration notes indicate it's size, breed, name, etc.
EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT the PARKS:
Briarlake Forest's 20+ acres of shady old homestead property boasts numerous gigantic Oaks and Beeches, some thought to be perhaps 200 years old. The park's extensive network of hiking trails have been built since 2012 by our neighborhood volunteers and continue to be maintained by our "Friends" group - click the links below for details. We encourage interested AOC members to pitch in with us as your time permits on our scheduled monthly "work days." We can easily arrange to have you added to our email roster. For more Info & Photos click these 3 links:
|How to Get There:|
FROM I-85 CLAIRMONT RD EXIT (Exit #91) in NE Atlanta to our FRAZIER-ROWE PARK Meetup Spot: (For a zoomable color MAP and satellite view of this spot and its vicinity click the square blue & green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article.)
1. From I-85 Exit #91 (GA-23, "Clairmont Rd") take Clairmont Road toward Decatur (south & slightly east) about 1.6 miles to the traffic light at LaVista Road.
3. We'll gather at the "Frazier-Rowe Park" bulletin board and trailhead on the edge of the woods - just a few feet from the Sprig restaurant entrance. Please be on time, allowing for traffic.
LAT/LON COORDINATES of the Frazier-Rowe Park trailhead where we'll meet: (GPS or Google.com/maps users may wish to enter these map coordinates as your Destination Address, being sure to include the comma & minus sign.)
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Free Event with Free Parking at each Park!
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.