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10K Hike (6.2 miles) at Columns aka Cochran Shoals to Sope Creek Hike - Starting at Columns Drive
|Event Location:||Columns Drive Entrance: Cochran Shoals parking area on Columns Drive|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 8 2014 3:00 pm >> Sat, Feb 8 2014 5:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Jan 19 2014 9:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Feb 8 2014 11:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Libby G|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||14|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS WELL to meet in the correct place.
This hike is not for beginners as we go at a fast pace with only a couple of quick breaks and typically people finish in 1 hour 45 minutes or so. It is an awesome hike but again fast paced.
We will meet at the satellite parking area on Columns Drive (off Johnson Ferry Road) at the north end of the Cochran Shoals unit. There are restrooms available. We will meet by the gate entrance to the gravel path just past the restrooms.
10K Hike for 6.2 miles. Beginning from the Cochran Shoals parking lot, we will pass the information board and walk along the wide, gravel Fitness Trail, then head into the woods, going from Cochran Shoals up to Sope Creek pond, circle around the pond and return back the way we came, then walk to the bridge, touch it, and finish on the fitness trail completing our 6.2 miles. We will be going at a moderate to fast pace, depending on the speed of the group.
Elevation gain / loss is 117 feet. We will be walking over fine gravel, wooden boardwalks, compact dirt, and sandy floodplain. Some of the trails we will be taking will be shared with bikers.
|How to Get There:|
Take I-285 to Riverside Drive - Exit 24.
Travel north for 2.4 miles to Johnson Ferry Road.
Turn left (north), crossing the Chattahoochee River past the CRNRA Johnson Ferry Unit.
Turn left (south) on Columns Drive at 1.0 mile.
The road winds through the Johnson Ferry Unit before reaching a parking area for Cochran Shoals at 2.6 miles.
$3 parking daily pass is needed, unless you have an annual Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area.
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