Around the Rock+ Harvest Moon - Wed, Sep 27 2023

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Around the Rock+ Harvest Moon

The Basics:
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Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Hike: Around the Rock+ Harvest Moon  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 27 2023  5:00 pm >> Wed, Sep 27 2023 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Sep 22 2023 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 27 2023 11:11 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
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


After a long day in a dark design lab I need fresh air, exercise and fellowship on the trail...Join me!
I will be parking in the main lot (GPS link provided above) and we will start by meeting near the restrooms and doing introductions a little bit before 5 p.m. (ARRIVE EARLY, as we START right at 5). From there we will GO UP the Walk Up Trail (Yellow Blaze) to where the Cherokee Trail intersects (White Blaze) and turn to the RIGHT (going in a counter clock wise fashion), scurry down along the granite towards the tracks and begin the sort of level terrain that skirts the mountain and travels along the lake - Once we get to the covered bridge we'll venture over to the King's Trail (Purple Blaze) to see what we can see over there. Then it's back on to the Cherokee Trail. As always, we want to be sure we're sticking together, but it's near impossible to get lost there...plenty of bail out points and road crossings, but I want to keep the feet moving. A head torch is a REQUIRED item...even if it's a cell phone light, a light is still needed for this event - we will be moving in the dark! 
The pace for this event will vary on terrain..rolling sections of the Cherokee Trail will be around the 18min/mile pace and the Climbing sections can be done at a 20-21min pace...but really once we're on the Walk Up Trail to the can travel at your leisure.

The Harvest moon will be at about 94% full and rising during the event and it's always cool to me to see the setting sun off over ATL and the rising moon chasing it away!

Required Items to Bring:

Head torch

Cell phone


Water - easy access is best -
this is a non-stop event!

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Trekking Poles
Backpack (+)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Meeting at the main parking lot - I think it's called the confederate lot #SMH



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Cost Includes:

Entrance to the Park is $20/day
or as WE ALL SUGGEST IN THE AOC - get your yearly pass for $40 and join us MORE OFTEN :P 

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.