Friday Morning at Leita Thompson Memorial Park - Fri, Sep 18 2020

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Friday Morning at Leita Thompson Memorial Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: Friday Morning at Leita Thompson Memorial Park   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Sep 18 2020  9:00 am >> Fri, Sep 18 2020 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Sep 17 2020 3:05 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 18 2020 9:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


It looks as though all the rain from Hurricane Sally will pass through on Thursday, leaving clear skies for Friday.  Trails will be soaked from Thursday's rain, but Leita Thompson tends to be a good trail for wet weather.  This won't be a fast hike . . .  just a moderately paced 2 hours with hopes we see some beautiful mushrooms along the way.

There are no bathrooms, but there are three sets of porta potties throughout the park. And - - of course - - there are plenty of trees.

I will start on time, so please arrive a few minutes early to check in and meet your fellow members.  

Be ready to turn into the park driveway as soon as you pass through the traffic light on Woodstock Road.  We'll be meeting in the large lot where the Art Center building is located. If you park in the pavilion lot, you'll have to walk up the gravel road to meet the group.  It's best to just drive up the road so that you can park in the overflow lot.

Parking is free.


Required Items to Bring:

Water, gatorade or whatever you like to keep hydrated (important)

Shoes that can take wet trails.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles if you like to use them.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

N 34.06315,  W -84.40678

1200 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, USA 

Roswell, GA 30075

There are three parking lots in the area:  one for the dog park, the second for the arts center  and overflow lot, and the third for the pavillion lot.  We will be parking in the second lot, to the left of the arts center.

From Atlanta take GA-400 N to exit 7B W/Holcomb Bridge Rd in Roswell. Continue west on Holcomb Bridge Rd for 5.7 miles. On your right you will pass Chick-fil-a and Mountain Park Rd. Take the next right. This is the entrance for the dog park and Art Center West.  Make an immediate left for the gravel overflow parking lot 

If you pass this entrance, you will come to the main Leita Thompson entrance at the pavilion.  You can turn in here and then take an immediate right up the gravel path to the overflow lot.  Drive up the gravel road through the woods and park at the top of the hill. 

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