Saturday Morning Cochran Shoals to Sope Creek - Sat, Dec 12 2020

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Saturday Morning Cochran Shoals to Sope Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattahoochee River (CNRA) Cochran Shoals at Columns Dr. in NW metro Atlanta. 152 Columns Dr.
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 12 2020  8:30 am >> Sat, Dec 12 2020 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Dec 9 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 11 2020 11:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Let's enjoy a chilly Saturday with a great hike at a moderate/fast pace from the river level of Cochran Shoals to the old Mill on Sope Creek and back.

The hike will start at 8:30 am sharp by the bulletin board at the end of the Columns Drive parking lot. MASK REQUIRED. We will keep a safe distance when we hike.

We'll begin the hike near the Chattahoochee River and ascend N on a small trail towards Sope Creek, passing by a 19th century family graveyard with moderate climbs. We will continue NE on the main bike trail that divides Sope Creek from Cochran Shoals and skirt the Sope Creek to see - across the creek- the old paper mill that was burned by Union forces during the Civil War (a must see), continuing to the old flour mill by Paper Mill Rd. to take a water break. Then we will go past Sibley pond, towards the heart of the park, and when we reach the main bike trail that divides Sope Creek from Cochran Shoals, we will continue SW until we reach the creek. We will skirt the creek Southbound until we get to the gravel path to return to the parking lot.

Allow plenty of time to find parking, as often there is a line waiting at the entrance.

Required Items to Bring:

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Recommended Items to Bring:
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Water (at least 1 liter) and snack. Wear good hiking footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather (Temp. likely to be in the mid 40s.F at hike time).

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