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Stop and Smell the Roses - Stone Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain   Hike: Stop and Smell the Roses - Stone Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 15 2022  9:00 am >> Sat, Jan 15 2022 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 11 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 15 2022 6:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mike C
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
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: No


Event Overview and Where to Meet: 

Welcome to my "Stop and Smell the Roses Hike" series of hikes. These hikes are intended to be a series of slower paced hikes varying from D1 to D4 depending on the venue. The hike venues will be specifically chosen for their photographic views. So, if you know nothing about photography, are an advanced amateur, or higher join me for this hike. Bring you camera, phone, or video camera; we will be stopping so that we may share our love for capturing nature and teaching others how we did it. There should be time for lots of pictures, two to three-minute videos, and digital recording of nature’s sounds. Due to this these hikes will be a little longer in time than equivalent hikes. Others that may enjoy this hike are those wanting a slow-paced hike with frequent stops. IF YOU WANT A FAST-PACED HIKE PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP.

We will be parking at Confederate Hall. There are restrooms at this location. Please arrive 15 minutes early so that we may do introductions and start the hike on time.

We will follow the Cherokee Trail, white trail in a counterclockwise direction with short sections of the orange trails, and purple trails. From Confederate Hall we will head toward Venable Lake, go around the lake returning to the back side of the mountain followed a detour to the Kings Trail at Indian Island via the Covered Bridge. Returning to the Covered Bridge we head for Grist Mill, briefly along the Rock Wall, past Memorial Lawn / under the carving, and back to Confederate Hall.




Required Items to Bring:

A good pair of walking shoes.


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Camera, Phone, Digital Recorder

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd Stone Mountain, GA 30083. Alternative address: US Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, GA 30087

PARKING:  A daily parking pass is $20 or an annual parking pass is $40. A parking pass is required for vehicle Park entry.

From Downtown Atlanta (via I-20) 
Take I-20 East to I-285 North. Once on I-285 North, take Exit 39B, the U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel 7.7 miles and take exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. Follow the exit ramp to the East Gate entrance of Stone Mountain Park. 


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