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What Does It Take To Maintain Our Trails?




The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center   Learn: What Does It Take To Maintain Our Trails?  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 22 2022  8:00 am >> Sat, Oct 22 2022 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Oct 17 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 21 2022 6:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:2 Miles
Pace:Leisurely
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:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

 

 

The Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club on behalf of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park will be conducting Trail Maintenance Training on Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. This class is for anyone that wants to understand the basics of trail maintenance. If you have ever wondered how this maintenance gets done; this is for you. Note the class alone does not allow you to do maintenance, however you will leave with an understanding of what it takes to keep the trails in a condition that park visitors will enjoy.

 

We will start promptly at 8:00 at the tool shed. From there we will hike about two thirds of the way up Kennesaw Mountain stopping at various points to discuss various issues. At the end of the hike we will proceed to the training room at the Visitor Center for some hot coffee and donuts and a couple of hours of classroom training.  

I have set this event at six. If more than six sign up they will be added. Registration closes early for this event so that we can plan for the proper number.

 

For those that do not know where the tool shed is: Follow the road going up the mountain. Take the first right that says staff and volunteers. Go through the fence. The tool shed is the first door on the left.

 


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes

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 and see Kennesaw Mountain on your right.

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 a right at the first redlight which is Church Street Extension.

5) You should cross railroad tracks soon.

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

7) Stay on Old US 41 until you pass in front of the mountain then turn left at the redlight and park in the main visitor center lot if you can.  If full head back out to Old 41, take a left and park in the overflow parking lot farther down the road on the left.


Notes:

Those attending will be issued temporary volunteer passes that will be issued when you arrive. You will be parking in the field across from the Superintendent’s Office. Located on the right before you get to the fence, weather permitting. The paid $5 per day or annual pass will not work here.


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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.


Registration for this event opens at 10/17/2022 7:00:00 PM