Sweetwater Creek (Orange/Yellow) - Dog Friendly
|Event Location:||Sweetwater Creek State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Mar 2 2021 4:30 pm >> Tue, Mar 2 2021 6:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Feb 25 2021 7:07 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Tue, Mar 2 2021 7:07 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
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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:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Yes, the pandemic is REAL, so during this event:
If you are unable (or unwilling) to wear a mask or to social-distance, please do not sign up.
The plan is to de-stress on this after-work, dog-friendly, moderately-paced hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park's Yellow and Orange trails. While most of the trail is downhill or on level ground, there are sections of moderate elevation gain so if you have difficulty going uphill or have a medical condition, this is not the hike for you. Here are some details:
Yellow/Orange Trail: 4-mile loop. Blazed orange/yellow. Rated moderate to difficult for normal people.
The Yellow Trail splits off the Red Trail at the bottom corner of the parking area. The trail drops into the creek valley, heading upstream to the bridge across Sweetwater Creek. After crossing the bridge, we immediately pick up the Orange trail and huff 'n puff our way up to the top of the ridge. Once there, we'll regroup, complete the orange loop and when we run into the intersection of the Orange and Yellow, we'll take the western portion of the Yellow trail down to the bridge and back to the safety of our cars.
|How to Get There:|
Use your favorite nav to find Sweetwater Creek State Park and hit Go! Chances are, it will bring you to the main parking lot near the Visitor Center. If it does not, once you get to the Park, follow the signs to the Visitor Center, and then get a new nav! We'll meet near the walkway to the Visitor Center.
1750 Mount Vernon Road
If you need old school directions, please call Chris at 404-725-4045.
Only AOC members who have signed their annual waiver may sign up for, and participate in, this event. Please, no guests and +Ones!
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
There is no cost to participate in this event, however there is a $5 parking fee to enter the State Park, unless you have a GA Park Pass, in which case you're in!
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
If Life happens, and you cannot participate in this event, please go to the AOC website and unregister by the deadline. If after the deadline, text me at 4-oh-4 7-five-4 5OO5 and I will do it for you. Sorry, but calling me will only take you to voicemail - my phone does not ring for unknown numbers.