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Stone Mountain hike with some different trails
|Event Location:||Stone Mountain Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Dec 30 2014 1:00 pm >> Tue, Dec 30 2014 4:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Dec 23 2014 8:27 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Tue, Dec 30 2014 11:00 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Bob J|
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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:||11 / 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 12:45 PM Tuesday afternoon and begin the hike punctually at 1:00 PM. Please call the trip leader if you are running behind. We will hike on the Cherokee trail, the Evergreen resort trail, the Song Bird Habitat 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 (optional-not part of the hike.)
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 hopefully some wildlife like deer, turtles, likely a Blue Heron, a few small nice waterfalls, birds, 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. There is one short section that is somewhat steep and challenging so wear verry good hiking footwear.
This event will be rain or shine unless severe weather is forcast.
|How to Get There:|
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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There is a parking fee of about $15 for one day parking 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.