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Red Top Mountain Hike x 2 & Atlanta Beat Home Opener

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Red Top Mountain
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 9 2011  2:00 pm >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 1:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Apr 6 2011 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 9 2011 8:00 am
Event Duration:as per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We'll be hiking along the trails of Red Top Mountain in Cartersville, GA off I-75.   There are approximately 15 miles of hiking trails that flow along Lake Allatoona, rise high along Red Top Mountain, and twist and turn throughout this beautiful park.  We will take a 5 ½ mile path through forests of trees, across fields of grass, and along the shoreline of the lake.  We will hike this trail twice for a total of 11 miles, forwards and backwards, and if we have time all of the other little trails too.  Everyone can go at their own pace, we may break off into groups and collect at the end.  The game is optional, but I must go because I am a futbol fanatico!

The carpool group will meet at the Busbee Park & Ride lot off Chastain Road and depart at 1:00 pm to meet the rest of the group at the Red Top Mountain Visitor's Center around 1:30 pm.
  We will begin our hike no later than 2:00 pm.

For those driving directly to the event, feel free to arrive early if you wish to attend the Mountain Music special at The Lodge.  The Lodge is located about a five minute drive from the Visitor's Center.

After our hike, please join us to watch a game between The Atlanta Beat Women's Professional Soccer Team and the Boston Breakers.  This game will be held at the KSU stadium.  Tickets are approximately $10/each.

Required Items to Bring:
comfortable clothes, good supportive hiking boots, a pleasant attitude, and PLENTY OF WATER TO DRINK & STAY HYDRATED!  
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hat, bandana, sunscreen, insect repellent, money for carpool driver, dinner and soccer game after the hike.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Atlanta, go north on I-75 to Exit 285. Go right on Red Top Mountain Road across Allatoona Lake to state park. The Visitor's Center is approximately 2 miles from I-75. 

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):16Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 1:00 pm
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $6.40 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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