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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:||Thu, Mar 4 2021 1:00 pm >> Thu, Mar 4 2021 3:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Mar 2 2021 10:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Mar 4 2021 11:00 am|
|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:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
EVENT PLAN: Ideal sunny hiking weather in the mid-60s is expected this Thursday afternoon. Hope you can join us for this "triple-header" adventure in three beautiful DeKalb County parks, all heavily wooded with a fine variety of trails, and within a few minutes' drive of one another here in NE metro Atlanta. We'll gather initially at Frazier-Rowe Park (a few minutes before 1:00 PM) and after introductions do our first hike there. (See Directions & GPS Info below.) We'll then take an easy 5-minute caravan in our cars eastward to Briarlake Forest for our 2nd hike, followed by a final brief drive northward to Mary Scott Nature Park. We'll hike my favorite trails in all three forests, pausing occasionally to enjoy the flora, fauna & scenic overlooks and to discuss a bit of the fascinating history of each park. 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. We 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 please indicate it's size, breed & name.
OPTIONAL EXTRA INFO about the PARKS: Since their founding in the last few years 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: (For a zoomable Map & satellite view click the above square blue & green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article.)
1. Take Clairmont Road toward Decatur (south & slightly east) about 1.6 miles to the traffic light at LaVista Road.
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 (approx.) for main Trailheads at all three 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.