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Intown Hiking

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 13 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 12 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Phil 'Foz' Parkerson
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate to Strenuous 10 miles

Kennesaw Mountain National Battefield Park is a fantastic area for intown hiking. I grew up in the area and have hiked it since I was a young boy.
We will start at the visitors center which has a rather nice museum and movie on the battles here in 1864. Afterwards, we will hike the 1.2 miles to the 1808 ft. top of Kennesaw Mountain. From there, we will head across Little Kennesaw Mountain, cross Burnt Hickory Road and continue to Cheatham Hill (also known as Dead Angle). We will have a rest and a snack at the Illinois Monument at Cheatham Hill and then return to the visitor center but this time walking around the mountains instead of over.
The total hiking distance is about 10 miles. The only stressful section is up Kennesaw Mountain and down Little Kennesaw Mountain at the beginning. However, the trail is mostly rolling hills and wide fire roads. Endurance is the name of the game today.

Required Items to Bring:
Lots and lots of water or Gatorade
Good hiking shoes
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Marietta, GA ., 770.427.4686 10:00 a.m. at the cannon outside the main entrance of the visitor center. I-75 North to Exit 269, Barrett Parkway; turn left off the exit onto Barrett Parkway; travel approx 3 miles and turn left onto Old Hwy 41; at the next light turn right onto Stilesboro Road; the park visitors center is immediately on your left.
NOTE: The parking lot is sometimes full. There is additional parking along Hwy 41 just before turning onto Stilesboro Road.


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? No, not is heavy rain or thunderstorms are forecast.

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Cost Includes:No cost.

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