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Sope Creek/ Cochran Shoals Exploratory Extravaganza. 11 miles LAST MINUTE
|Event Location:||Sope Creek Parking. 3760 Paper Mill Road SE, Marietta GA 30067|
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Jan 13 2022 8:45 am >> Thu, Jan 13 2022 12:40 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Jan 12 2022 11:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Jan 12 2022 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours 55 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Leigh B|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.
Join us as we enjoy the Sope Creek and Cochran Shoals CRNA areas.
We will begin at the Sope Creek Parking lot and head down to the ruins.
After this we will come back across the bridge and head to Sibley Pond, then weave through the many trails into Cochran Shoals. Once in Cochran Shoals we will head through to the bathroom for a break. We will make our way at a fast pace on the asphalt wide path all the way to Akers Mill. After another short break, we will turn around and then get off trail hanging a left to the swampy boardwalk.
We will be on hiking trails, bike trails and asphalt so consider your footwear.
We will then head back taking some of the same and some different trails and head back to the parked cars.We can get some great elevation in these back trails, especially on the Cochran Shoals side.
Why is this exploratory? Even though we know these trails well, we want to increase our usual D2 6 mile hike to a D4 11 ish mile hike for those wishing to do more miles. We will be exploring the routes as we go.
If you sign up, be prepared to finish 15 minutes either side of the published finish time.
This is not a beginners hike. We will keep up an aggresive 3mph + for the duration of the hike. This hike will offer about 1500 ft of elevation change, so a fast pace should be very manageable.
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