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{Dayhikes} Aug-03-2014: Fort Yargo Day Hike

DATE: Sun, Aug-03-2014. TIME: 9am - 3pm. PLACE: Fort Yargo State Park, 210 South Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680, USA. LEVEL: Moderate (7-M-9). COST: $5 parking fee per car. DESCR: Come join us for a 6.5 mile moderate hike around the lake at Fort Yargo State Park. We will meet at 9am at the park, parking at the beach (on the peninsula). We will hike the route given in the URL attached to this event. At the end we will go swimming in the lake. Swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, sunglasses, beach shoes, water, snacks. If you need transportation from Atlanta, please contact the leader privately. For carpooling, please contact trip leader. Registration Required before August 3, 2014 12:00 AM. Activity is held rain or shine, but may be altered due to inclement weather. Email leader to sign up. LEADER: Moshe Jacobson - 770-366-2923 jehsom@gmail.com .

link: http://georgia.sierraclub.org/outings/list.aspx#dayhikes

{Other Trips} Jul-27-2014: Ride the Silver Comet!!!

Join us for a leisurely ride east from the Silver Comet Depot past Mile Marker 0 to the Silver Comet Extension and on to South City Kitchen restaurant in Smyrna. We will arrive at the South City Kitchen in time for brunch after which we will return to the depot. The Silver Comet is a multi-use trail constructed on an old rail bed and is mostly flat. Our riding speed will be in the 8-to-10 mph range (easy). We will meet at the Silver Comet Depot (4342 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton, GA 30126) at 9:45 AM and leave promptly at 10:00am. As part of the ride Roberta Cook, founder and coordinator of the River Line Historic Area will give a brief talk about the effort to connect the Comet to the Atlanta Beltline, and show us where the connection will be made to the existing trail. This connection will make it possible to take the Freedom Parkway Trail from Stone Mountain to the Beltline over to the Silver Comet to the Alabama state line, then continue on the Chief Ladiga Trail to Anniston Alabama, among other options. In a larger sense this connection will transform the Silver Comet from a recreational trail to a fully functional transportation asset, a truly exciting possibility for many cyclists. It is a chance to enjoy some for fresh air, excellent food and to connect with people doing their part to make Atlanta a cycling friendly city! LEADER: Anderson Mycroft - am101798@gmail.com . Registration Required before July 27, 2014 12:00am. Please register at the GA Sierra Club meetup page.

link: http://georgia.sierraclub.org/outings/list.aspx#other_trips

{Dayhikes} Aug-03-2014: Horn Creek Trail Hike

DATE: Sunday, August 3, 2014. TIME: 8:00 AM. DESCR: Horn Creek Trail Hike. Easy 5.7 mile hike in Sumter National Forest. It sounds long but we will take it easy. Join us in the cool of the morning. CONTACT: Cathy Black at sonnyandcathyblack@gmail.com

link: http://georgia.sierraclub.org/outings/list.aspx#dayhikes

Gift Certificates Available!

Get them a Sierra Club Outings gift certificate! Let Sierra Club Outings help you with a quick, easy, fun, and unique present for anyone on your list — whether it's for Grandma Sue's birthday, son Billy's graduation, your best friend Amy's wedding, or a present for the dad who has everything. Buy them gift certificates good toward any of our outdoor adventures, and make it a year they'll really remember.

link: http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/national/giftcerts/index.asp

Sign Up for a GA Sierra Club Outing!

Chapter-sponsored trips are organized and led each month. There are day trips, backpacking trips, kayaking trips, service trips, camping trips, canoe trips... the list goes on. These are made possible through our outings leaders' efforts and through Club programs like Inner City Outings (ICO) and One Club. So when you have a few days to spare, come join us! For a listing of upcoming activities, see Current Outings. If you have any questions, see our FAQ, the trip ratings page, or contact an outing leader.

link: http://georgia.sierraclub.org/outings/

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