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|Event Location:||Atlanta, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Aug 25 2013 8:00 am >> Sun, Aug 25 2013 11:30 am|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Aug 20 2013 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Aug 25 2013 7:30 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Eric P|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
While a large majority of this event is along flat easy terrain you should be aware that the cliff sections along the river includes doing some easy scrambling and walking on narrow ledges. This is probably not advisable to anyone that is truly afraid of heights. In general we will try to stay along the riverside but in places it will be necessary to go up the cliffs which may include the need to pull yourself up steep sections holding onto rocks or trees. You will be expected to be able to get up and down over 4-5ft tall logs and rocks in the more technical sections.
Additionally be aware that you may get wet in these sections depending on the route we choose to take and the water level. The pace in these sections will be greatly reduced so that we can carefully make our way through some very technical terrain. Please be aware that roughly 1/3 of the hike takes place on unofficial and unmaintained "trails".
The hike will be fairly fast paced in the flat sections but not a fitness hike as we make our way around the river. We will generally be keeping a pace between 3 and 3.5 miles per hour everywhere other than in the technical sections along the river and during brief stops at points of interest.
Additionally at the start of the hike from the Whitewater Creek parking lot to the US 41 bridge the trail disappears in places and some very minor bushwacking may be needed to continue along the river. I would strongly recommend having a pair of pants/convertible pants that you can quickly throw on for this part of the hike and some sections with poison ivy very close to the trail.
|How to Get There:|
From eastbound Interstate 285
From westbound Interstate 285
From northbound Interstate 75
From northbound U.S. 41
From southbound U.S. 41
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