Chewacla State Park and Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve - Sat, Oct 5 2013

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Chewacla State Park and Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Auburn, Alabama
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 5 2013  10:30 am >> Sat, Oct 5 2013 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sat, Sep 28 2013 10:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 5 2013 2:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will meet at a Waffle House near Exit 51 off I 85 in Alabama. From there it is only 5 miles to Chewacla State Park. After parking by the shores of a lake created by a dam on Moore's Mill Creek, we will walk upstream for a little over a mile and then skip over some rocks to cross the creek. We will wend our way downstream for a while and then, getting deeper into the forest, we will cross over to Chewacla Creek, which we will follow downstream back to the lake. From there we will walk around the lake back to our starting point. The total length of this hike is about 4 miles and includes most of the park trails. For information on the park go to the following site:

After a picnic lunch at the park we will drive a few miles East to Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, where we will walk around 3.5 miles. For information on the preserve go to the following site:

Required Items to Bring:

Water, picnic lunch and good hiking shoes.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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trail snacks, hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Proceed South on Interstate 85 until Alabama exit 51. Turn right and drive about a quarter of a mile. Waffle House will be on your right.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):260Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $104.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Starting time for the hike is Eastern Time (remember that Alabama is on Central Time).

If you are interested in participating on "The Back Trails of Pine Mountain" on Sunday, consider staying in Auburn overnight.

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Cost Includes:

Share gas costs with driver. The parking fee at Chewacla State Park is $3.00 per person on weekends. Admission to the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve is free.

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