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Hiking Tripleheader in Oak Grove neighborhood parks, NE metro Atlanta
|Event Location:||Near I-85 Clairmont Road Exit, ~10 miles NE of downtown Atlanta|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Dec 6 2020 1:30 pm >> Sun, Dec 6 2020 4:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Dec 4 2020 10:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Dec 6 2020 12:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Charlie Cottingham|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
EVENT PLAN: Comfortable sunny weather in the 50s is expected this Sunday afternoon. Hope you can join us for this hiking adventure in three beautiful DeKalb County parks, all within a few minutes' drive of one another here in NE metro Atlanta. We'll gather initially at Frazier-Rowe Park and do our first hike there. (See Directions & GPS Info below.) We'll then take a simple 5-minute caravan in our cars eastward to Briarlake Forest for our 2nd hike, followed by a another brief caravan northward for our final hike at Mary Scott Nature Park. All three are relatively new DeKalb County parks with excellent trail networks. We'll explore most of my favorite trails in all three parks, pausing occasionally along the way to enjoy and discuss some of the fascinating flora, fauna & human history. We of course intend to observe the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines regarding social distancing, etc. Feel free to "split early" if you need to for any reason, but if so be sure to let me know where & when you're doing so - I can easily direct you back to your car.
CANINE COMPANIONS are OK. Bring your well-behaved dog if you like, but please make sure that he or she is leashed and under your control at all times, and in your registration notes indicate it's size, breed, name, etc.
OPTIONAL EXTRA INFO about the PARKS: Since their founding in the last couple of decades dozens of hard-working volunteer "Friends" at all three parks have built and continue to improve and maintain their networks of scenic trails. The parks' founders and volunteers also host periodic workdays to plant beautiful native trees & shrubs and remove invasive non-natives such as English ivy, Chinese privet, and Asian thorny olive.
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS from the I-85 CLAIRMONT RD EXIT (Exit #91) to our FRAZIER-ROWE PARK GATHERING SPOT:
1. Take Clairmont Road toward Decatur (south & slightly east) about 1.6 miles to the traffic light at LaVista Road.
3. We'll gather at the "Frazier-Rowe Park" bulletin board and trailhead on the edge of the woods - just a few feet from the Sprig restaurant entrance. (For a zoomable color MAP and satellite view of this spot and its vicinity click the square blue & green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article.)
GPS USERS can enter as your Destination Address the following concise LAT/LON Coordinates of the Frazier-Rowe Park trailhead where we'll meet:
STREET ADDRESSES for the 3 PARKS:
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FREE Event, with convenient free Parking at each of the parks' trailheads.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.