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|Event Location:||Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, Aug 21 2013 6:00 pm >> Wed, Aug 21 2013 8:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Aug 10 2013 9:45 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Aug 21 2013 3:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||1|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
The promo shot is the view towards Standing Indian from the tower on Albert Mountain and not of KM just so you know :-) Do this event every week and you'll have no problems climbing up to Albert Mountain on the weekends, plus your legs won't be sore the next day!
This powerhike is for those that already "own" Kennesaw "Mountain", know the trails (ideally, but not required), and consider it a rather easy climb. Realize that we get very spread out. Please look over the directions below to (potentially) save yourself some time getting there.
If everyone is there early, we will move on out. Note that this is a go at your own pace (although fast) hike. Some may run at times.
After introductions (if you are new) and a quick briefing (e.g. Go to Burnt Hickory and back, perhaps) we will ascend the 1.2 miles to the 1808 foot top of Big Kennesaw Mountain which is a climb of 657 feet. From there we will drop down about 500 feet to the gap between Big Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw Mountain, up and over the hump in the middle which is about a 20 foot climb heading towards Little Kennesaw and about a 50 foot climb heading back, then down to the base of Little Kennesaw. From there it's about a 300 foot climb to the top of Little Kennesaw at 1601 feet. Then we'll head down the other side of Little Kennesaw to Burnt Hickory for a short break (5 seconds maybe). After that we'll head back the same way we came.
Study the map, especially if you've never been there before. We'll be going from the Visitor Center to Burnt Hickory Road on what is called the West Trail (the mountains kind of run southwest to northeast. The West Trail (the one on the west) goes over the mountains. The East Trail (the one on the east) goes around the mountains). At every fork in the trail on the way over, choose right and you'll be alright. Does anyone read the event descriptions? Haha.
|How to Get There:|
1) I-75 North to exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road Connector
VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
This is a rain or shine hike - we will hike regardless of the weather - except for thunder, tornadoes or earthquakes. No need to call or text me to see if it will be canceled. It won't be canceled due to weather for the most part. I like to hike in the rain but it seldom rains on my hikes.