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Kennesaw Mountain - 11.6 miles

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Burnt Hickory Road Parking Lot - NOT Visitors Center   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain  - 11.6 miles   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jan 20 2023  9:00 am >> Fri, Jan 20 2023 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 16 2023 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 19 2023 8:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11.3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ralph Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Elevation gain is 1270', distance is 11.6 miles
We will start at Burnt Hickory and go towards Noses Creek, we will will completing a number of loops all the way out to Kolb Farm.  On our return we will take New Salem Church to Brumby and turn left towards Pidgeon Hill, with a finish down the hill to the cars.
This is an excellent hike for strong D3's to get into a beginner D4.  (D4 elevation is 1500', distance roughly 8 to 10 miles)  This hike goes over the distance and nears the elevation gain (approved by Director of Events - thanks Aaron), making it an 'easy' (easy ain't always easy) D4.
You MUST have a some strong D3's to be qualified for this event.  
We will hike at an overall pace of around 2.5mph.   If you are unfamiliar with hiking this distance - this might not be for you.  
We will make brief (very brief) stops for water and snacks.  There will be a lead and sweep on this event.  You won't get lost, but you should be able to maintain this pace.
Don't forget your park pass!!!

Required Items to Bring:

Water, snacks, park pass!

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Burnt Hickory Road - Pigeon Hill Parking Lot
NOTE: Parking lot is small. Allow time to park.
Drive from Atlanta on I 75 to Exit 269. At the bottom of the ramp turn left on Barrett Parkway and proceed approximately 4.5 miles. Turn left on Burnt Hickory Rd and proceed approximately 1.4 miles. Parking lot will be on the right.
Alternate Directions from Downtown Marietta: Hwy 120 (Dallas Hwy) from downtown Marietta thru traffic light, right on Burnt Hickory, parking lot 1.5 miles down on left.



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