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Once Around, Up, and Down: Cherokee Trail at Stone Mountain
|Event Location:||Stone Mountain Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Apr 27 2013 8:00 am >> Sat, Apr 27 2013 11:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Apr 16 2013 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Apr 26 2013 8:01 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||18|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
WHAT: Come enjoy the Mountain in all its Spring glory, especially with the azaleas and assorted wildflowers in full bloom at the moment. The plan is to set an easy pace as we hike the 5.5 mile Cherokee Trail which circles the mountain. Along the way, we encounter an assortment of lakes, a cosmetic gristmill, a historic covered bridge, a vintage single-wide trailer, and of course great views of the mountain. Although most of the hike is along wooded trails, we do walk over several patches of exposed granite which can be fun and dangerous at the same time. Please make sure you wear appropriate footwear with good traction so that you can tackle the (sometimes) slick granite. The easy pace is designed to keep the group together and allow for plenty of photo ops so bring your camera. At the end of the Cherokee loop, we scramble up to the top of the mountain, pause there for a brief respite (snack time!) before making our way down to the parking lot. Lunch at the Villiage Tavern in Stone Mountain is optional.
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS: 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 to the Confederate Hall parking lot which will be on your left. We’ll meet in front of the Whistle Stop Station restroom area, which is just beyond the parking lot.
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