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Sunday Afternoon Hike: Allatoona Pass Battlefield

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Lake Allatoona   Hike: Sunday Afternoon Hike: Allatoona Pass Battlefield  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 30 2014  3:00 pm >> Sun, Mar 30 2014 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 2:15 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Mar 20 2014 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Mar 30 2014 2:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4 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:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Bordering the western shore of Lake Allatoona  and the Emerson-Allatoona Road, 1.5 miles east of I-75 in  Bartow County, is the Allattoona battlefield.  The battle fought there on October 5, 1864 is rich both in myth and legend and is one of the most dramatic and tragic episodes of the Civil War. It was the inspiration for the familiar hymn by  Evangelist Peter Bliss“Hold the Fort,”  and is remembered for the summons to surrender message by  Confederate General Samuel G. French, “in order to avoid a needless effusion of blood.” 

We will walk several trails in this area, including the Allatoona Pass trail, which is an interpretive trail through the battlefield, as well as trails allong Allatoona Lake and the old railroad bed. The terrain is hilly and has beautiful views of the lake. We will do a small amount of cross-country hiking (about 1/4 of a mile).

Required Items to Bring:

Water. Good hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Drive on I 75 North to Exit 283. At the bottom of the ramp turn right and proceed 1,5 miles (you will cross railroad tracks after about 0.4 miles). The parking lot will be on your left. Use the second entrance. The parking lot is small, so get there early. There is alternate parking abpout 1/4 mile away.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):28Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 2:15 pm
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $11.20 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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