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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chickamauga Battlefield National Military Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 17 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Dec 15 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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:15
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate 8-10 miles of hiking

Chickamauga was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War with the loss of more than 18,000 Confederate troops and 16,000 Federal troops. The battlefield was dense woods and thick underbrush unlike other Civil War battles fought in open fields.

The forest conditions you see today are much the same as the soldiers saw them in September 1863. There are about 40 miles of trails in the park; we will hike about 8-10 miles crossing several different trails. While snaking our way acrossing the park, we will stop to read numerous historical markers and gaze at several beautiful and haunting memorials to the men that died here. About half way, we will stop for lunch at a nice spot.

The terrain is low rolling hills, none of which are steep or difficult. For this hike, it is the length that increases the difficulty. ONLY those in good/excellent physical shape should participate. I hike at a moderate pace and hope to complete this hike in 4 hours with 1/2 hour for lunch.

Required Items to Bring:
Plenty of water or Gatorade
Good hiking shoes
Dress in layers for warmth and to cool off while hiking
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Fort Oglethorpe, GA. 706.866.9241 10:00am - Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Directions to Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center - I-75 North to Exit 350, Hwy 2/Ft Oglethorpe; left onto Hwy 2/Battlefield Parkway; follow Hwy 2 to Hwy 27; left on Hwy 27; follow signs to Park and Visitor Center.


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? No, no hiking in the rain, snow or sleet or temps below 50 degrees.

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Cost Includes:$3.00 Daily Use Fee per person! (pay at the park!)
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