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There and Back Again: Burnt Hickory - Kennesaw - Burnt Hickory
|Event Location:||Pigeon Hill Parking Lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, Feb 15 2023 9:00 am >> Wed, Feb 15 2023 11:45 am|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Feb 9 2023 7:07 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Feb 15 2023 7:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 45 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|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:||Yes|
This hike starts at the Burnt Hickory parking lot (see directions below)
After meet and greet at the Burnt Hickory parking lot, we'll hike up Pigeon Hill, then up Little Kennesaw to the summit of Big Kennesaw, down to the Visitor Center for a 10-minute water/potty break, and finally retrace our steps back up Big/Little Kennesaw Mountain and back to the Burnt Hickory parking lot.
The good news is that on this hike, you may go at your own (fast) pace; the bad news is that you must finish this 6+ mile hike with 1800+ feet of elevation gain - within 2.7 hours to earn your credit.
So, if you are recovering from illness or have mobility issues, this is not the hike for you! I intend to hike at a moderate pace and will stop for two water breaks (Visitor Center and Big Kennesaw) before returning to the Burnt Hickory parking lot.
Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to allow time for parking, introductions, and the usual safety spiel.
a. This is a challenging hike so sign up only if you have recent D4 (or higher) experience.
b. The hike will start on schedule, except in rain or snow, which make it hazardous to navigate the rocky terrain.
|How to Get There:|
For Google Map directions, go here:
GPS Coordinates: 33.963408, -84.594762
Old School directions: From downtown Atlanta, take I-75 North 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. Pigeon Hill Parking lot will be on the right.
You can also use the address - Burnt Hickory Parking Lot @ Kennesaw Mountain - to find the parking lot using Google maps.
If Life happens, please log into the AOC site and deregister before the deadline - 24 hours before the event. If after the deadline, please TEXT ME at 4oh4-7five4-5OO5 to let me know.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
There is no cost for this event, however to park in the Pigeon Hill parking lot, you have two options:
1. Kennesaw Mountain Entrance Fee - Per Vehicle Daily Fee - $5.00; This fee can be paid for online at recreation.gov, at the automated fee machine located at the Old Hwy 41 parking area, or at the Visitor Center between 9 am and 5 pm daily. Purchases can be made with card only, no cash accepted.
2. Kennesaw Mountain Entrance Fee - Per Vehicle Annual Fee - $40.00; This fee can be paid for online at recreation.gov, at the automated fee machine located at the Old Hwy 41 parking area, or at the Visitor Center between 9 am and 5 pm daily. Purchases can be made with card only, no cash accepted.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
Participants will earn credit for the hike only if they...
a) Start the hike with the group, and
b) Complete the hike in the alloted time (2.7 hours).