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*You Can Do It* at Sweetwater Creek - Red and White Trails

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park   Hike: *You Can Do It* at Sweetwater Creek - Red and White Trails  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 2 2014  9:00 am >> Sun, Mar 2 2014 11:30 am  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 24 2014 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 1 2014 6:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
John Stirman
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


     It's time for another wonderful *You Can Do It* hike!  This hike series is especially designed for folks who are newer to hiking or just want to go at a more leisurely pace.  We do stay together as a group, stop for pictures when the situation warrants it and generally just go at a more relaxed speed. We will be hiking sections of the Red and White trails on this hike.

     This time we'll take in the sights and sounds of Sweetwater Creek State Park... with civil war ruins, lovely wooded trails, and rapids, this park has just about everything you could hope for in a local hike.

    This is a five mile hike, and while there will be some easy rock scrambling and just a little bit of elevation change, it is still perfect for the newcomer to hiking.  We will take our time and stay together as a group so please, if you are wanting a power-hike, this is not for you! 

PLEASE NOTE: The parking lot is currently being expanded and repaved so we will have a short trek from the current parking spots to the trailhead, but that will not be a problem at all for us. 

Dogs are welcome but need to be on a 6 foot leash.

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Required Items to Bring:

Water and perhaps a light snack

Hiking Shoes


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How to Get There:
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Directions to Sweetwater Creek State Park

Take I-20 west to exit 44 (Thornton Road). Make a left on Thornton Road (South) and then a right onto Blairs Bridge Road. Travel 2.1 miles to Mount Vernon Road and make a left. Drive about one mile to the park entrance (you'll go over two small spillways) and make a left on Factory Shoals Road. Drive about half a mile to the parking lot just before the visitor's center.

Sweetwater Creek State Park
1750 Mt. Vernon Road
Lithia Springs , GA 30122

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):10Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $4.00 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.

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