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Early Friday Morning at West Palisades from Akers Mill Road Entrance
|Event Location:||Marietta, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Aug 14 2020 8:00 am >> Fri, Aug 14 2020 10:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Aug 13 2020 6:05 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Aug 14 2020 8:00 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:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
There's a good chance of rain in the morning, but I'm hoping we can get in this hike and stay dry. If the rain probability remains low, I'll keep the hike active . . . but if the rain looks heavy, I'll cancel by 6 am.
We'll be hiking at a brisk moderate pace, below fitness speed. We should cover around 5 miles in 2 hours, allowing for several water breaks and photos. Caution: Beginners are warned that this is a challenging D2 hike; it is NOT an easy trail . . . especially for folks who have no recent hiking experience. There are some areas of the trail that have lots of rocks and roots, and there is one rather steep, endless hill that is downright difficult.
NOTE: This entrance to West Palisades is off of Akers Mill Road! It is NOT the 441 entrance from which some hikes originate. The parking lot is behind some apartment complexes that you will drive past! Turn left in front of the CRNRA brown sign and drive down the road into the parking area.
Look for the apartments with the water wheel out front on Akers Mill Road! That's where you turn in. There are no signs indicating the trailhead here, so just trust that you're in the right place. Drive until you see the park CRNRA sign for your left turn.
|How to Get There:|
1927 Akers Ridge Drive, Atlanta GA 30339
Coordinates 33.891623, -84.444515
From westbound Interstate 285
No bathrooms at the trailhead.
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Please do your own cancellations until the 10 am deadline. If you need to cancel after that, call your trip leader.