Kennesaw Mountain Preemptive Thanksgiving Hike - Fri, Nov 11 2022

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Kennesaw Mountain Preemptive Thanksgiving Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain Preemptive Thanksgiving Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Nov 11 2022  9:00 am >> Tue, Nov 22 2022 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 14 2022 6:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Nov 21 2022 3:00 pm
Event Duration:11 Days 4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary 'L'
Tim W
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 0 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join Tim on his first hike as an AOC TL in training :)

Starting in front of the Kennesaw Mountain visitor center we'll head over the mountains (Kennesaw, Little Kennesaw, & Pigeon Hill) at a moderate/fast pace (2.5+ mph).  After crossing Burnt Hickory Rd we'll pick up the pace (3.0 mph) around the Noses Creek/Hardage Mill/East Trail loop. Then we'll test our fitness back over the mountains and down to the visitor center.  Total of about 10 miles and 2300 ft elevation.

The trail is clear and well traveled but washed out and rocky along some stretches.  We'll plan to regroup along the way at the top of climbs and trail intersections.  Note, the East Trail may be closed at Burnt Hickory Rd due to road construction so we'll reroute for that if needed.

You may need to park in the overflow lot if the visitor center lot is full (  If so you'll need an extra few minutes to walk to the visitor center.  If you don't have a park pass, there is a $5 park fee per vehicle. You can purchase a daily pass online here,

This will be a fast D4 hike to make room for an extra helping at Thanksgiving dinner.  Expect the overall pace to be around 2.8 mph, so prior strong D4 experience is required.  If this is at or over your limit please consider other hike events instead.

Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking/running shoes or boots

Water and/or sports drink

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Day pack 

Hiking poles


Weather appropriate attire

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center

900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30188

Overflow Lot

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