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Last Minute Columns Drive - Quick 6 at 6:00

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Columns Drive CRNRA   Hike: Last Minute Columns Drive - Quick 6 at 6:00  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Aug 6 2020  6:00 pm >> Thu, Aug 6 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Aug 5 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 6 2020 2:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill S
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is not a beginners hike.  Due to the fast pace and heat it is not recommended for beginners.

We are targeting a pace of 3 mph.

Let’s get a quick 6 in after work.  We’ll start at Columns Drive CRNRA.  From there we’ll wind our way up to Soap Creek, taking in a brief stop at the old ruins.  Then we’ll wind our way back to Columns Drive.

The hike will be close to 6 miles and about 700 feet of total elevation gain.  We’ll be moving at a fast pace, averaging about 3 mph. 

There is a $5 parking fee at CRNRA parks.  It is recommended that you purchase online before the hike.

There are no restrooms at the parking area.

Required Items to Bring:

$5 Parking Pass or Annual Pass

Good pair of hiking shoes or boots

Water or some hydration

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Coming from Sandy Springs or Roswell on Johnson Ferry Road, turn left on Columns Drive.   The turn is just after crossing the Chattahocohee River.  Follow Columns Drive to the end.  It will dead end in the Columns Drive CRNRA parking lot.

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