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A Mason Mill Mix-Up

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Mason Mill Park, Decatur, GA   Urban Hike: A Mason Mill Mix-Up  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 15 2020  8:30 am >> Sun, Mar 15 2020 10:00 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 10 2020 8:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 14 2020 12:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:3.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Hello everyone! Let's get together for a Mason Mill Mix-Up! We will be meeting at Mason Mill Park in Decatur, GA. We'll meet up in front of the restrooms in the parking lot, then head over to the PATH trail leading to the Emory campus. We'll have a leisurely hike through some lovely wooded areas, then turn around and head back to our cars to finish up our walk.

This is intended to be a fairly easy walk. I expect there to be some ups and downs, but they should be pretty gentle. We'll be moving at a steady, relaxed paced to make it through the hike in an hour and a half. Overall, this should be a good hike for beginners looking for more of a walk than a workout. If there's any question as to whether or not this hike is appropriate for you, you can always contact Lyndsay for more information.

Please arrive about 10-15 minutes early, or a bit earlier if you wish to take advantage of the restrooms before we get started. At 8:25 AM we will have introductions. We will begin our hike promptly at 8:30 AM and get back to the cars at 10:00 AM.

The weather is predicting warmish weather with temps in the mid 50s as of this posting. There is a 40% chance of rain as of now, but hopefully it will wait until the afternoon. We will be hiking on some dirt paths, including some side trails, so please plan accordingly. Wear shoes with good traction that you don't mind getting a little muddy - the trails tend to stay in good shape, but they can only do so much with the deluge we've had and are expected to continue having this week. If you like poles, you may want to bring them, as there is a small creek with steep banks that we usually cross.

If you have any questions about the hike, please contact Lyndsay for more information.

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes with good traction
Weather-appropriate clothing

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Poles if you like them.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From I-85 - Take exit 91 and head southbound on Clairmont Rd. Go about 2.3 miles and turn left onto McConnell Dr (this is the first stoplight south of North Druid Hills Rd). Go about 400 ft. At the stop sign, turn right. Just a bit further down you will see a large sign for Mason Mill Park - turn left here and park near the stone restroom building.

From Hwy 78 - At the intersection of Scott Blvd and Clairemont Rd, turn northbound onto Clairemont. Go about 2 miles (you will pass by the Atlanta VA Medical Center). Turn right onto McConnell Dr (there will be a stoplight here). Go about 400 ft. At the stop sign, turn right. Just a bit further down you will see a large sign for Mason Mill Park - turn left here and park near the stone restroom building.

For a zoomable map or satellite view of this meetup spot and vicinity, click the blue and green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article. GPS and Google Maps users: Feel free to augment these directions by entering this "Lat/Lon" as your destination address: 33.808, -84.307

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