Stone Mountain hike with some different trails - Sat, May 24 2014

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Stone Mountain hike with some different trails

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Hike: Stone Mountain hike with some different trails  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 24 2014  9:30 am >> Sat, May 24 2014 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, May 15 2014 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 23 2014 8:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:9 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bob J
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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: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will meet at the Confederate Hall parking area near the restrooms by the hike up trail at 9:30 Saturday morning. We will hike on the Cherokee trail, the Evergreen resort trail, the Song Bird Habittat trail the nautre trail and then continue on towards our starting point on the Cherokee trail and a connector trail.  From there we can go up and down the mountain or not.

We will see the Stone Mountain rock carvings at the Crossroads, the Grist Mill, the covered wooden bridge, many views of the two lakes, the primitive youth campground, the Nature gardens and lots of wildlife like butterflies, turtles, likely a Blue Heron, a few small nice waterfalls, birds, flowers and other nice folks enjoying this wonderful park.

We will stay together and regroup at trail and road crossings. We can take some short breaks to rest and enjoy.

Required Items to Bring:

A desire to take a moderately long hike with nice views and have fun. Good walking or hiking footwear. At least two liters of water. Snacks to sustain energy.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Camera, rain gear, hat and sunglasses.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions To Confederate Hall Parking Lot: Note there is a fee to enter the park. You can buy an annual pass. You can parking in Stone Mountain Village and walk about one mile to get to the starting place for free. Just please allow extra time for the extra walking. To the main entrance- From I-285 take U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel about 7 miles and take Exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. After entering the main entrance, proceed straight ahead. The road will fork at about 1 mile - stay to the right. Continue to follow the road for another mile. Confederate Hall will be on your left. (Careful - there's a stop sign in front of Confederate Hall for those entering the West Gate.) The parking lot will be immediately after. Wait for the group near the walk up trail. MARTA PARK & RIDE LOT Free public parking in Stone Mountain Village From Hwy 78 take exit 5 - stay right for a half mile - then a quick exit to E. Ponce/Stone Mtn. Village. At the end of the ramp turn left. Drive a mile or so into town. Turn left on East Mountain. Turn right on Fourth Street. There you will find the MARTA park and ride.

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Cost Includes:

There is a $10-15 dollar one day parking fee or you can get an annual pass.

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

We will cancell this event if the weather prediction warrants.