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Sunday Morning at Powers Island and Cochran Shoals
|Event Location:||Powers Island Entrance off Interstate North - Sandy Springs|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Mar 5 2023 10:00 am >> Sun, Mar 5 2023 12:15 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Mar 3 2023 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Mar 5 2023 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
This hike will involve two sister units of the CRNRA - - on opposite sides of the Chattahoochee River. We'll start at the infrequently used Powers Island parking lot (there's a bathroom here) where we'll hike the 2 mile loop trail and perhaps a bit of the trail on Powers Island. The loop trail involves a decent hill which will warm us up for the rest of the hike.
Following these trails, we'll cross the bridge over the Chattahoochee to Cochran Shoals, where we'll enter the Interstate North section of trails for another 3-4 miles of hiking. There are some good hills in this section of Cochran Shoals, so we'll get a nice workout. When our time is up, we'll cross back over the Chattahoochee to the Powers Island parking lot.
Because of the steep/long hills on some of the trails, this hike is not recommended for beginning hikers of for those who have trouble maintaining a moderate pace on ascents. Poles are recommended.
There is a $5 parking fee at this location if you don't have an annual pass. Parking must be done online either at home or before the hike through your smartphone. Passes may be purchased in advance at https:/ /www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/fees.htm
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the Cochran Shoals Interstate North parking lot!!! This is the parking lot across the river at POWERS ISLAND. Read the directions CAREFULLY!
We'll be starting on time!
|How to Get There:|
5450 Interstate N Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
From eastbound Interstate 285
From westbound Interstate 285
Bathrooms are available at this location.
Parking pass required to park in this CRNRA area. Purchase passes at https:/ /www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/fees.htm
COCHRAN SHOALS-Interstate N: https://www.crnra.vip/wp- content/uploads/2019/05/Cochran-Shoals- Interstate-N.pdf
IF YOU DON'T SEE THE POWERS ISLAND SIGN, YOU'RE AT THE WRONG PARKING LOT!!
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