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STONE MOUNTAIN SUNSET - NICE WEATHER
|Event Location:||Stone Mountain Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:45 pm >> Thu, Feb 2 2012 6:40 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Feb 1 2012 1:44 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Hours 55 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|How about a nice evening sunset hike to stretch the legs, get some exercise, and then relax and watch the sun set? Join us tonight for a hike up Stone Mountain! The weather is supposed to be sunny in the late afternoon with a temp of 64 deg at 5PM.|
We will be beginning the hike at the Confederate Center (near the restrooms). We will hike about half of the nature trail and then cut off for a slightly different approach up the mountain which will keep us off the walk-up trail most of the way. At the top of the mountain, we will hang out for awhile, take pics, and enjoy the scenic view of the sunset from the top. The sun will be setting just a tad south of downtown, so we should get a nice view. What a great way to spend the evening! We will be walking down a trail through the woods, so please bring a small LED flashlight or headlamp to avoid tripping.
This hike will be about 3 miles (about a mile longer than the walkup trail) and will involve additional steep portions, which is why it is rated a D3. Because we will not be on the walk-up trail going up or down, please plan to maintain pace with the trip leader.
I expect the temperature to be a little cooler on top of the mountain at 6 PM (probably about 57 deg). So you may want to take an extra layer to maintain your comfort level.
HIKE WILL START FROM CONFEDERATE HALL PARKING LOT AT 4:45 PM. PLEASE BE THERE 5 MINUTES EARLY FOR SIGN UP AND INTRODUCTION.
Free parking is avaialable at MARTA PARK n RIDE parking lot. It is less than a half mile walk to the park and the entrance is near our meeting area.
Please take the time to look at the park map and parking options in order to be on time!
Any questions - please call or send me an email.
|How to Get There:|
The 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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