East Palisades (longer 7 miles version)
|Event Location:||East Cobb|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, Nov 4 2020 1:30 pm >> Wed, Nov 4 2020 4:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Nov 2 2020 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Nov 4 2020 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Gary 'L'|
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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|
Moving Speed: up to 3 mph or more
Elevation Gain: 1000 feet
Trail Condition: slippery and hazardous in places with the usual autumn leaves over nuts, rocks, and roots, plus extra sticks and blowdowns from the storm last week.
Weather: 65 degrees, 0% rain chance, sunny, breeze
Our speed should be slightly better than last week due to a drier surface but we don't know about the extent of blowdowns.
This wind damage was a challenge at West Palisades last Thursday but less of a problem at Gold Branch on Friday.
Our goal is to achieve a little more elevation gain than last week at East Palisades.
We will cover all the trails and work our way through the system from the lower level to try to have as much climbing as possible.
If you think you are a slow hiker, then this hike would not be one you would want to choose.
PLEASE NOTE THE PARKING LOT - - WHITEWATER CREEK (Not the Indian Trail lot)
East Palisades is a unique hike in a densely forested park that rises to 400 feet above the Chattahoochee River. It offers some of the most scenic views of the river south of Lake Lanier.
Along the way to the top, we will take all of the trails in order to maximize our elevation gain to have climbing be as much of a D3 experience as we can squeeze out of the trail system.
Please make sure you meet at the WhiteWater Creek location.
There are no restrooms
Pass can be purchased at the Kiosk in the parking lot - they don't take cash any longer - you should be able to scan a QR code with your phone and pay electroncially. or prior to hike go to this website and purchase a daily or annual pass https://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/fees.htm
Photo of East Palisades beaver by Chuck R. Thanks Chuck!
|How to Get There:|
Please note the physical address and the directions mentioned below are approximate; the best way to get to the parking lot is by GPS
From I -285 East
From I-285 West
From I-75 North
From U.S. 41 (Cobb Highway South)
From U.S. 41 (Cobb Highway North)
Electronic payment at kiosk for $5 parking unless you have an annual pass, which you can apply for HERE.
Trail Maps -
National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/upload/ TrailMapPalisadesEast.pdf
Alltrails, with section mileages if you zoom in.
Will hike in rain!
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