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Sunday Morning Hike at Island Ford
|Event Location:||Sandy Springs, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Jun 14 2020 9:30 am >> Sun, Jun 14 2020 11:30 am|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jun 8 2020 11:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Jun 14 2020 9:30 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Seems like a lot of folks want to hike on Sunday, so here's yet another option - - at Island Ford.
Since we can have only 10 participants on our hike, if the web site allows more than 10 on the active list, I will have to move all those over the limit to the waiting list.
We'll be hiking at a moderate pace for the hike, covering close to 5 miles in the 2 hours we'll be on the trails. BE SURE YOU HYDRATE WELL THE DAY BEFORE THE HIKE and bring water/electrolyte drinks to the hike. Adequate fluids are essential.
We'll start at the Hewlett Lodge parking lot. This is the parking lot farthest from the entrance gate. It's about a mile down the entrance road and ends at the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center has been closed since the CoVid-19 sheltering, so don't plan on it being open on Sunday.
We'll start the hike promptly at 9:30 am. Arrive at least 5 minutes early to meet everyone before we start, and/or to purchase a $5 parking pass if you don't own an annual pass. (The parks have not been charging for parking, but this might change by Sunday.)
BE SURE TO LEAVE VALUABLES AT HOME OR AT LEAST WELL OUT OF SIGHT WHEN HIKING. CAR BREAK-INS HAVE OCCURRED IN ALL OF THE CNRA AREAS.
No more than 3 dogs on the hike, so if 3 dogs are already listed, please do not add yours. If you bring your dog, it must be kept on leash at all times. The reputation of the AOC is damaged when we break the leash law! Please - - no aggressive dogs who might challenge other dogs or people on the hike.
This is Willow, an example of a suitable, non-aggressive dog! :-)
|How to Get There:|
1906 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA
From northbound US 19 and GA 400
From southbound US 19 and GA 400
Once you enter the main gate, drive down the road about a mile until you come to a dead end at the Visitor Center.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
Please cancel your registration yourself up to the time of the hike if you can't join us after all. It puts an unnecessary burden on the trip leaders to ask them to delete your registration before the hike starts.