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STONE MOUNTAIN SUNSET
Stone Mountain Park
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Oct 4 2012
6:06 pm >> Thu, Oct 4 2012 7:47 pm
Wed, Oct 3 2012 4:30 pm
|Registration Cut Off:
Thu, Oct 4 2012 4:04 pm
|Event Duration:||1 Hours 41 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
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Members Only, 21 And Older Only
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||
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How about a nice sunset hike on a beautiful evening to stretch the legs, get some exercise, and then relax and watch the sun go down.
We will be beginning the hike at the Confederate Center (near the restrooms). We will hike about half of the nature trail, hop on the Cherokee Trail, then cut off for a slightly different approach up the mountain which will keep us off the walk-up trail and provide some different views. There are two potential routes depending on how many are in the group, but either one will keep us off the walkup 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 at 7:16PM right over Mid-town Atlanta. We will be walking down a trail through the woods and the moon will not be in the sky, so it's highly recommended that you bring a small LED flashlight or headlamp to avoid tripping.
This hike will be about 3.5 miles (about 1.5 miles longer than the walkup trail), will involve steeper sections, and since it's not on the walkup trail you are expected to maintain the quick-side-of-moderate pace with the TL... which is why it is rated a D3.
HIKE WILL START FROM CONFEDERATE HALL PARKING LOT AT 6:06 PM. PLEASE BE THERE 6 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.
|Required Items to Bring:|
- Water or sports drink (1 quart recommended)
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Hiking or trail shoes.
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
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|How to Get There:|
Directions To Confederate Hall Parking Lot:
To the main entrance- From I-285 take U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel about 7 miles and take Exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. After entering the main entrance, proceed straight ahead. The road will fork at about 1 mile - stay to the right. Continue to follow the road for another mile. Confederate Hall will be on your left. (Careful - there's a stop sign in front of Confederate Hall for those entering the West Gate.) The parking lot will be immediately after. Wait for the group near the walk up trail.
MARTA PARK & RIDE LOT
Free public parking in Stone Mountain Village
From Hwy 78 take exit 5 - stay right for a half mile - then a quick exit to E. Ponce/Stone Mtn. Village. At the end of the ramp turn left. Drive a mile or so into the village. Turn left at the light onto East Mountain. Turn right on Fourth Street. There you will find the MARTA park and ride.
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
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.