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There and Back Again: Burnt Hickory - Kennesaw - Burnt Hickory
|Event Location:||Kennesaw Mountain Park (Burnt Hickory Parking lot)|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Feb 20 2023 9:00 am >> Mon, Feb 20 2023 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Feb 15 2023 10:07 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Feb 20 2023 7:07 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|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:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Time to get the blood flowing and that cardio level up! Therefore, 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, then down the other side 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 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. Full disclosure: There are several areas where you will navigate boulders and have to scramble over rocks so if you are recovering from injury, illness, or have mobility issues, this is not the hike for you!
I intend to hike at a moderately fast pace (<22min/mile) and will stop for two short 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.
Note: This hike starts and ends at the Burnt Hickory parking lot (see directions below)
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:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pi geon+Hill+Trailheademail@example.com,-84.5966713,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1 s0x88f515f19cc3b5ef:0x45c577b19ffbf59f!8m2!3d33.9633588!4d- 84.5944773!16s%2Fg%2F11mvrq8g56
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 de register before the deadline - 2 hours before the event. If after the deadline, please TEXT ME at 4oh4-7five4-5OO5 to let me know.
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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 and complete the hike with the group, and
b) Complete the hike in the alloted time (2.7 hours).