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Sunday Afternoon hike at Mason Mill Park




The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Parks off Clairmont Rd, 2 miles S of I-85 in NE Atlanta   Urban Hike: Sunday Afternoon hike at Mason Mill Park    National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 30 2012  2:30 pm >> Sun, Dec 30 2012 4:30 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Dec 30 2012 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Dec 30 2012 2:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Eva
Ann Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Join us for a Sunday afternoon stroll at are Mason Mill and Medlock Parks two adjoining DeKalb County parks that are connected via a network of scenic hiking/biking trails. The mile-long "South Peachtree Creek" trail is the main trail linking the two parks. The TLs are familiar with the wooden walkway, but not with the trail. We will explore this trail.


We'll meet in the parking lot outside the restrooms —see detailed directions below. Our total distance will be about 4 miles with just a few steep sections.   


This write up and photo are based in part on Charlie Cottingham's write up and photo. Thanks Charlie!

 


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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

FROM the "SPAGHETTI JUNCTION" I-85 / I-285 INTERCHANGE in NE METRO ATLANTA:

1) Take I-85 South toward Atlanta about 4 miles and get off at Exit #91 "Clairmont Road."

2) Turn Left onto Clairmont Road (US-23 southward toward Decatur) and go about 2.3 miles to the traffic light at McConnell Drive. (This is the first light south of the much busier junction and light at North Druid Hills Road).

3) Turn Left onto McConnell Drive, go 0.1 mile ahead and turn Right at the stop sign to stay on McConnell
(following signs toward Mason Mill Park and DeKalb Tennis Center).

4) About another 0.1 mile ahead, AVOID the first couple of left turns into the Park and look for a STONE "Mason Mill Park" sign on your left just beyond "Life Enrichment Services"  and partially obscured by shrubbery.  We'll gather at 6:30 PM in the "upper" parking lot just behind that stone sign that overlooks the colorful Park playground.  (If you reach the Tennis Center you've gone a bit too far)

FOR A MAP or CUSTOM DIRECTIONS
from your specific point of departure: Go to Google.com/maps and input as your destination the following "dummy address" of the upper Mason Mill Park parking lot:
  1280 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033

This address or its Lat/Lon Coordinates below may be useful as a destination for your vehicle's onboard GPS navigation system.
  33.8076,-84.3072


Notes:
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Cost Includes:

Free Event with Free Parking!


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.