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East Palisades - FAST
|Event Location:||East Cobb|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Mar 31 2023 10:00 am >> Fri, Mar 31 2023 12:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 9:45 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Mar 24 2023 7:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Mar 31 2023 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Gary 'L'|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Photo of East Palisades heron by Masheed Khujari. Thanks Masheed!
This is not a hike for a beginner.
To qualify, you must have:
1. recently kept pace with a D2 group doing 3 mph on a previous hike and be willing to keep pace at 3 mph with the group on this hike.
2. recently kept pace with a D2 group doing a 500 foot elevation gain hike
3. not fallen twice in the same day on a D2 hike
For this hike, we will accomplish --
Elevation gain: 700 feet (there will be four 125 to 175 foot climbs)
Avg. Moving Speed: FAST (3.0 - 3.1 mph on 3 recent hikes)
Terrain: RUGGED; slippery in places with leaves over nuts, rocks, and roots, plus extra sticks, blowdowns, mud patches, and awkward slopes.
East Palisades is a unique hike in a densely forested park that rises to 400 feet above the Chatt ahoochee River. It offers some of the most scenic views of the river south of Lake Lanier . This hike will encompass the 48 acre park and include many of the Creeks and tributaries.
The loop hike will include the Poppi's Point Overlook deck as well as the Bamboo Forest.
|How to Get There:|
Carpool only due to scarcity of parking
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||0Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||9:45 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
Trail Maps -
National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/upload/ TrailMapPalisadesEast.pdf
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