Kennesaw Mountain 17 Miler - Turkey Burner - Mon, Nov 23 2020

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Kennesaw Mountain 17 Miler - Turkey Burner

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Burnt Hickory Road Parking Lot - NOT Visitors Center   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain 17 Miler - Turkey Burner  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Nov 23 2020  9:00 am >> Mon, Nov 23 2020 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Nov 18 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Nov 23 2020 6:30 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tricia S.
Leigh B
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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: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join us on this fast paced, single mountain pass, journey through the park.

We will begin our adventure at the Burnt Hickory Parking lot. Get there early to ensure a spot. Make sure you have a parking pass. We will head around the mountains on the Brumby Trail to The Visitor Center. Here we will stop for a quick bio break. From there, we will head over Big and Little Kennesaw and arrive back at the cars. You can re-stock or drop off anything you need at this point. 

With the majority of our climbing done for the day after we scale the two mountains we will hit the afterburners and begin the fast (3.2+ mph) portion of the hike. We will make our way to the Hadage Mill Trail to the Cease Fire Trail, followed by the Kolb Farm Loop and back to the cars. 

Please bring lunch as we will not be stopping at Kroger or Subway but rather eating lunch on the trail most likely at the Illinois monument.

This is a long, FAST trek, recent D5 experience and a history of fast hiking will be required to join the fun. If you don't meet these requirements you will be moved to the waiting list. 

KM now requires a fee for parking. See the link below to obtain a pass prior to the hike. You must do this as there is no way to get one at the parking lot.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking or Trail Shoes

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

Hiking poles
Sunscreen and sunhat
Rain Gear

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Burnt Hickory Road - Pigeon Hill Parking Lot
NOTE: Parking lot is small. Allow time to park.


*Itinerary is subject to change anytime at the discretion of the trip leader(s).

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.