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Stone Mountain - Full Moonset and Sunrise at Summit, plus hike around

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Hike: Stone Mountain - Full Moonset and Sunrise at Summit, plus hike around  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 15 2022  5:45 am >> Sun, May 15 2022 9:30 am
Registration Opens: Thu, May 12 2022 12:12 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 14 2022 8:45 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7.3 Miles
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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:3
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Are Dogs Permitted: No


Full Moonset and Sunrise at Summit, plus Hike around - Stone Mountain

Join me for a rare celestial event to be on the weekend, and please, cross your fingers with me for clear skies on the way. Full moon will set at 6.09 am and sun will rise at 6.35 am this Sunday, with some luck, we might enjoy the sights of both.

We will meet and start our hike 5.45 am at the Confederate Hall Parking Lot (close to restrooms). From there we will take the Walk Up Mountain Trail to the Summit of Stone Mountain. There we will have 15-20 min brake to enjoy the sunrise, take photos, eat breakfast/snacks. Then we will go down the same trail until we intersect Cherokee Trail. We will take Cherokee Trail North direction and hike around the stone, enjoying views around the lake. We will hop for some on the Connecting trail, part on Nature Trail, and then back on Connecting trail to parking.

Before signing up make sure you are comfortable hiking on rocky and at spots - wet, slippery rocky surfaces. We will hike with moderate pace (approximately 2.5 miles per hour) with few stops to enjoy scenery. The total hike distance will be around 7.3 miles, with about 800 feet of elevation gain.

Note: This event might get cancel due to weather.

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable hiking shoes and clothes wheather appropriate

Water or other hydrating drinks for about 4 hours of hiking

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Breakfast/ snacks


Hiking poles


Bug spray

How to Get There:
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Directions To Confederate Hall Parking Lot:

To the main entrance- From I-285 take U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel about 7 miles and take Exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. After entering the main entrance, proceed straight ahead. The road will fork at about 1 mile - stay to the right. Continue to follow the road for another mile. Confederate Hall will be on your left. We will meet outside the restrooms at the start of the walk up trail.

The Parking Fee is $20.00 at the gate unless you have an annual pass. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: For more information about Stone Montain Park, go to:

http://www.stonemountainpark. com/

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