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After Work Friday Afternoon at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: After Work Friday Afternoon at  Island Ford   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 24 2013  6:30 pm >> Fri, May 24 2013 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, May 19 2013 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 24 2013 5:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
Libby G
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Let's start the weekend with a friendly hike at one of the nicest of the CNRA units.  We'll slow this one down a bit so that we can enjoy the beautiful scenery and the companionship of others. We'll start the hike at the Visitor's Center.  After you enter the park, you will drive past two lots on the left.  Keep going (about a half mile from the entrance) until you dead end in the third and final parking lot.  This will be a nice hike for beginners who can manage 3 miles with minimal elevation change.

This is NOT a fitness hike!  If you want a fast hike, please choose another event.  We plan to stick with a moderate pace - - not slow, but not fast, either.

If you bring your dog, it should be able to keep up with the group and interact well with other dogs and people. The Chattahoochee NRA requires that owners keep their dogs on a leash and clean up after their pets on the trails. 

Please be reminded that this area requires a $3 (cash) parking pass if you don't already own an annual pass.  No change is available.  We will start the hike promptly at 6:30 pm! Arrive 5 minutes early to purchase a pass and and to check in.  The Visitor's Center (with bathrooms) closes at 5 pm, so either use a restroom on your way or plan to make friends with a tree along the way.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes and Water
$3.00 or your annual pass 

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From northbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road).
- Coming off the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400, and turn right onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

From southbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road)
- Continue straight ahead at the traffic light onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

Drive all the way down the road to the big Visitor's Center building - - about 1/2 mile from the entrance.


Trail Map -

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

You can cancel your registration yourself up to 5:00 pm before the hike.  After that, please call or text Joyce to cancel:  404-788-4089