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In Like a Lion! Cherokee Trail Hike and Sunset
|Event Location:||Stone Mountain Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Mar 1 2020 4:00 pm >> Sun, Mar 1 2020 7:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Feb 26 2020 8:05 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Feb 29 2020 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
March comes in like a Lion, goes out like a Lamb. Let's give the month of March a big welcoming RAWR! by greeting the sunset from atop Stone Mountain.
We will meet in front of the Confederate Hall restrooms a few minutes before 4:00 pm for brief introductions before we take the Cherokee Trail around the mountain at a moderate to fast pace. After completing the Cherokee Trail, we will head to the top of the mountain to watch the sun slide down below the horizon. Sunset is at 6:34 pm. We'll descend via a path less traveled through the woods. We will be feline fine!
Please bring a headlamp or flashlight as we will be hiking down in twilight.
|How to Get There:|
FROM I-285 TO THE PARK'S "EAST GATE" ENTRANCE:
From the I-285/ US-78 interchange on the east side of town take U.S. Hwy 78 East about 7.7 miles. Bear right at Exit #8 to the Stone Mountain Park "East Gate" main entrance where you'll pay $20 for the daily parking fee if you don't display a valid annual pass (which can be purchased at the gate for $40).
ONCE INSIDE PARK, DRIVE TO CONFEDERATE HALL PARKING LOT:
After entering via the East Gate, first follow Jefferson Davis Drive about a mile straight ahead to the big road fork, crossing the lake en route. Bear right onto Robert E. Lee Blvd and follow it about another mile, bearing left to avoid the West Gate exit. Look for the spacious Confederate Hall parking lot on your left where we park during the hike. We'll gather at our "usual AOC meetup spot," by the stone restroom building at the base of the Walk-Up Trail (about 100 yards toward the mountain from Confederate Hall).
You can also enter through the West Gate entrance, in Stone Mountain Village. If you enter here, turn right through the gate and you're almost to the Confederate Hall parking lot on your left.
OPTIONAL FREE PARK ENTRANCE FOR PEDESTRIANS & BICYCLISTS:
Stone Mountain Park can be crowded on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Be sure to allow plenty of time whether you park inside or outside the park.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.