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Kennesaw Mountain Sunday Morning Fitness Hike - Intermediate to Advanced Hikers

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 15 2009  8:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Thu, Nov 5 2009 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 14 2009 11:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours max
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Chris L
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 18 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


***The hike will start at 8:00 AM, so please plan on meeting 15 minutes prior to that time to sign in.  You can either park on old US Hwy 41 or in the main visitor's center parking lot (if space if available).  Allow a few minutes to walk from old US 41 to the vistors center if you park there.***
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a fantastic area for intown hiking and fitness training.  Training for an upcoming hike, backpacking trip, or trek?  This is a great place to prepare for it, and the right event for it.
We will start at the visitors center which has a rather nice museum and movie on the battles here in 1864. Afterwards, we will hike the 1.2 miles to the 1808 ft. top of Kennesaw Mountain. From there, we will head across Little Kennesaw Mountain, cross Burnt Hickory Road for a short rest break, then head back over Little and Big Kennesaw Mountains.  We will be maintaining at least a 2.5 mph pace, so as to keep this as a fitness oriented hike rather than just a stroll through the woods.
The total hiking distance is 5 miles. Endurance is the name of the game today.  You should be good to excellent condition!!  Many people underestimate the level of difficulty involved with crossing the mountains twice.  It is strenuous!

REMINDER:  This hike is intended for intermediate to advanced hikers with prior D4 hiking experience.

Required Items to Bring:
Lots and lots of water or Gatorade
Good hiking shoes
Rain gear (just in case)
Can do attitude!
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:1) I-75 North to exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road Connector

2) If you are not heading west after getting off of the Interstate you are going the wrong way.  You should be heading towards US 41 and downtown Marietta after getting off of I-75 onto the Canton Road Connector.

3) You will be tempted to take the first exit off of the Canton Road Connector which is US 41, but do not take it.  Proceed over US 41 on a bridge staying on the Canton Road Connector.

4) After crossing US 41 take the next right at a redlight onto Church Street Extenson.

5) You should cross railroad tracks soon.

6) Take a left onto Old US 41 at a redlight.  If you get to US 41 again, you have missed the turn onto Old US 41 so turn around.

7) Stay on Old US 41 until you pass in front of the mountain and park on the left or right-hand side of the road after passing the redlight for Stilesboro Road or park in the visitor's center parking lot if there are spaces available.

Old US 41 is closed in order to replace the CSX railroad bridge.  The signs will guide you take a left onto Stilesboro road.  Don't turn left, but rather head straight through the barricades.  There is room to drive your car through them.  There is a small sign indicating overflow parking beyond the signs so it's okay.  Park beyond the redlight and barricade on either side of the road.

Meet prior to 8:00 AM at the cannon outside the main entrance of the visitors center.  Call the trip leader if you are running late, but please note that we won't wait on you.  You will have to try and catch up with the group if you arrive late.

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

Cost Includes:No cost.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
*Note: This is a rain or shine hike - we will hike regardless of the weather - except for thunder, tornadoes or earthquakes...