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Sweetwater Creek State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Lithia Springs, Ga
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 20 2010  11:00 am >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 10:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 10 2010 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 18 2010 12:00 pm
Event Duration:3 to 4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Steven Redmond
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

We will hike to the bridge that used to cross over the yellow trail. After we see the damage done by floods to the bridge we will follow the yellow trail to the red. We will then hike the red trail to the white trail (about 4 miles) .

Then, if people still want to hike more, we can follow the Blue trail where it meets the red and back for an additional 3 miles. Total miles for the day will be 4 mileswith option for an additional 3 miles. We will keep a moderate pace.

Note: there is a $5 parking fee...that is why we are doing the short carpool, to spread that cost around and have it just be a dollar or two per person.

Required Items to Bring:
Required Items to Bring:
# Supportive hiking shoes or boots for the often rocky terrain
# clothes appropriate for the temps and weather
# water - one liter or quart or more depending on expected temps that day plus other hydrating fluids as gatorade, etc
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:From the carpool, we travel back out to Thornton Road, turn left and over the I-20 bridge-it is 8/10ths of a mile to Blairs Bridge Road, on the Right (Big Car dearlership on the Right marks the corner). Turn right here and drive 2.1 miles, turn Left onto Factory Schoals Road, and follow this road until you start seeing the park and cross TWO lake bridges, before looking closely for the entrance to our park site, ON THE LEFT side of the road, Turn in here, and pay the park ranger if in the kiosk; if he or she is not there, drive in to leave payment in their envelopes at the park site, next to our trailhead.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 10:45 am
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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