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|Event Location:||Powers Island Entrance off Interstate North - Sandy Springs|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Feb 20 2022 2:30 pm >> Sun, Feb 20 2022 4:10 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Feb 19 2022 8:36 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Feb 20 2022 2:30 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Hours 40 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Gary 'L'|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||6|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Photo credit: Joyce Taffe
This is not a beginners hike because we have a reputation for being amongst the fastest hikers. To qualify, you need to have recently kept pace with a D2 group and be willing to keep pace with this group.
Avg. Speed: Faster end of Moderate (last 2 hikes were 2.5 to 3.3 mph)
We plan to start at the Powers Island lot which hopefully will be less populated than other lots this weekend.
This hike will involve 3 sister units of the CRNRA - - on opposite sides of the Chattahoochee River. We'll start at the infrequently used Powers Island parking lot.
We will catch some river views as we cross the bridge over the Chattahoochee to Cochran Shoals.
We will take the boardwalk to the trail with the overview of the wetlands around the perimeter of the wetlands before reaching Terrell Creek. We will head into the forest to follow the Creek as far as the trail will take us. along the creek. We then head for Sope Creek to head along it. We will retrace our steps at the halfway mark and if time allows we will detour over to the restrooms at Columns Drive. Otherwise, we have restroom opportunities at Powers Island and Interstate North.
There is a $5 parking fee at this location if you don't have an annual pass. Parking must be done online either at home or before the hike through your smartphone.
Please keep a mask with you to use when social distancing isn't possible.
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the Cochran Shoals Interstate North parking lot!!! This is the parking lot across the river at POWERS ISLAND.
|How to Get There:|
For Google Maps, type Powers Island to plot the location.
From eastbound Interstate 285
From westbound Interstate 285
Bathrooms are available at this location. We will park near this building.
Parking pass required to park in this CRNRA area
IF YOU DON'T SEE THE POWERS ISLAND SIGN AT THE LOT ENTRANCE, YOU'RE AT THE WRONG PARKING LOT!!
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