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|Event Location:||Ocmulgee National Monument|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Dec 10 2005 9:00 am >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Dec 8 2005 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||per itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||8|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Easy to Moderate around 5 miles |
One of many Indian mounds in Georgia, but this monument includes many mounds including ceremonial mounds where we can actually go inside and see the interior... Its a very interesting place to visit, its the Georgia version of the great pyramids... This trip is a great opportunity for hikers and photographers, the hike is mostly flat but many mounds to climb... for perfect for people who is looking for easy to moderate hikes. (I wanted to remind you that this is not a exercise hike, its a hike to enjoy the scenery).
The following is from the National Park Service website Ocmulgee is a memorial to the antiquity of man in this corner of the North American continent. The National Monument preserves a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the earliest times to the present. From Ice-Age hunters to the Muscogee (Creek) people of historic times, there is evidence here of 12,000 years of human habitation. One period stands out. Between AD 900 and 1200 a skillful farming people lived on this site. Known to us as Mississippians, they were part of a distinctive culture which crystallized about AD 750 in the middle Mississippi Valley and over the next seven centuries spread along riverways throughout much of the central and eastern United States. The Mississippians brought a more complex way of life to the region and here they left behind eight earthen mounds and the remains of a ceremonial earthlodge.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Macon, GA 912-752-8257 10:00am Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor Center. The Monument is on the east side of Macon on US 80 east (Emery Highway). Main access is from Interstate 75 to Interstate 16 east, at the north end of Macon. Take the second exit from Interstate 16 (Coliseum Exit) and follow the signs 1.6 miles.|
Are Dogs Permitted? No.
Will this event occur rain or shine? No.
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|Cost Includes:||Please share gas fare with your carpool driver. (since the gas price is high these days, $7 - $8.)|
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