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Sweetwater Creek: Welcome the New Parking Lot
|Event Location:||Sweetwater Creek State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Apr 13 2014 8:00 am >> Sun, Apr 13 2014 12:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Apr 10 2014 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Apr 12 2014 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||4 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||John Stirman|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
It's time to celebrate the new parking lot with a fun, but challenging 12 mile hike covering most of the trails at Sweetwater! We'll start promptly at 8 AM with the Yellow trail (hitting the lollipop loop from BOTH directions) then hit most of the Red, White, and even a few un-blazed trails! I'm not slowing down for many pics on this one and will hit the trails with a goal of maximizing the elevation gain. If you can't maintain a good moderate pace uphill or you are looking for a liesurely paced hike then this is not for you. This is NOT a hike for beginners. I did this same route in November and gained a total of almost 3,000' elevation overall!
*We will pause for a short break at the visitor's center about the halfway mark.
**You will not get credit for this hike if you do not complete the hike.
Note: there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee. No carpool for this event.
|How to Get There:|
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 and make a left on Factory Shoals Road. Drive about half a mile to the parking lot near the visitor's center.
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Here is the link to this same route from November of last year:
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