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Stone Mountain after the Cherokee; A Different Approach
|Event Location:||Stone Mountain Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Nov 4 2011 1:30 pm >> Thu, Nov 3 2011 3:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Nov 3 2011 6:41 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Nov 4 2011 1:10 pm|
|Event Duration:||1.5 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Let's take a Friday afternoon jaunt up Stone Mountain. This hike will begin after the Stone Mountain Cherokee Trail hike ends, so if you wish to do both you can.|
We will be beginning the hike at the Confederate Center (near the restrooms). We will take a different approach by doing a part of the nature trail first and then branching off for a free-form approach up the south side of the mountain. The hike will be at a moderate pace, which can seem a little quick when going up the steeper sections, the approach will be a bit longer and more steep than the walk-up trail, so we will need to stay together. However, the views are very nice from the south side of the mountain. At the top of the mountain, we will take a short break, take pics, and enjoy the scenic view from the top. What a great way to spend the afternoon! We will walk down the mountain on a side trail through the woods rather than the "walk-up" trail.
The route we will be taking will be approximately 3 miles and will involve some additional steep portions, which is why it is rated a D3. As we will be off the normal trail for a good portion of the hike, please plan to maintain pace with the trip leader until we reach the summit.
Please take the time to look at the park map and parking options in order to be on time!
|How to Get There:|
Parking fee inside the park is $10 unless you have annual pass. |
Important Links -
Stone Mountain Park Trail Map
Map to Stone Mountain Village free parking
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