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Work off the Turkey Plus November Birthdays- Kennesaw Mtn Hike & Mexican

If it rains - meet at Rancho Grande anytime after 3:30 for a fun social.

**Please try to arrive by 1:45 so we can start the hike at 2:00 - we will start hiking at 2:00 on the dot :)

So it's the holiday season, and Thanksgiving is the time to spend with family and friends and eat way too much! So if you are like most of us, by the time Sunday after Turkey Day arrives, you are your own personal butterball, resting on the couch, watching football and Christmas reruns. Get up and come on out and work off that turkey! Join your friends new and old for a nice hike followed by margaritas. There, now you have even more motivation.

So join us for a hike up Kennesaw Mountain!

WE HAVE 3 HIKES TO COVER ALL LEVELS!!
We will have a beginner/fairly-flat hike, an intermediate hike that is straight up and back down, and the advanced hike... up the mountain through the woods to Grandmother's house we go! Okay, we don't actually make it to Grandma's on the advanced hike but we will go up and around the mountain for a 5-6 mile loop.

Then we will head to Rancho Grande Mexican restaurant on Bells Ferry at Hwy 41 for some well earned margaritas and eats.  Also, we get 20% off of our checks.  If you're not interested in hiking, you are still welcome to join us at the restaurant around 4PM.
The address for the restaurant is: 1199 Bells Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA[masked]

You can attend one or the other, or both; just let us know when you RSVP, if you will be hiking and restaurant or just one or the other! If you have a November birthday, let us know and we will celebrate with you!
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the mountain!

Parking is limited at the Visitors Center, there is a new parking lot left on Old 41 Hwy and there is street parking -- just a brief walk to the visitors center. Arrive early - parking can be nuts!

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  • Bridget

    This was my first ever Meetup event, and I had a blast. The hike, dinner and company were exceptional.

    December 2, 2011

  • Len

    I loved the walk, company,conversation, and the pace was o.k. for me ( the easy trail) Thank you for doing this and having different levels.

    November 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I joined and attended this meet up on the day of the hike. Glad the rain held off and am happy with the experience. Met some nice folks and plan on attending more events soon. Good job Fran it was nice to meet you.

    November 28, 2011

  • Janis

    This is such a great group of people! Had a blast at the Mexican restaurant after the hike too. There was even a live band & dancing for some of us who needed to dance off the margaritas after the majority of the crowd left!

    November 28, 2011

  • Deborah

    Weather was perfect for the hike and it was a great workout!
    Really enjoyed the margaritas and the company at Rio. Thanks for a great end to the holiday weekend!!

    November 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great group of people who met, walked and talked and had a nice time together. The rain held off like the weatherman said and the temps were very mild.

    November 28, 2011

  • Terri G

    Great hike. We didn't get rained on and had a great time at the restaurant.

    November 28, 2011

  • Marty

    It was great!! So glad the rain held off and we were able to get in a good hike. Thanks, Sandy!

    November 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a perfect day for a hike! Weather was great and the people were even better. And as always, Rancho Grande was a blast. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Thanks Fran and Pat for helping out.

    November 28, 2011

  • Julie P

    Had a wonderful time - all around! The climb, the after gathering - such a blast!

    November 28, 2011

  • Roger

    Perfect weather, great food and friends. Awesome hike! Who knew Rancho Grande had live music and dancing later in the evening!

    November 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great jaunt up Kennesaw Mountain, and a good fun at Rancho Grande after.

    November 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Julie.. That is serious dedication. Parking issues may put you down the street. If you don't make it to the visitors center by the time we leave, you can head up the trail to the top if you planned on taking the intermediate or advanced trail. You'll either catch us on the trail, or at the top as we regroup.

    November 27, 2011

  • Casandra S.

    Sry we will not be able to attend. I fell last night and hurt my back. Hope to see you all at the next meetup.

    November 27, 2011

  • Brian

    It's for both, Casandra. Doesn't really matter.

    November 26, 2011

  • Casandra S.

    is this for singles or couples or both.

    November 26, 2011

  • Roger

    Hooah on the infantry weather. I am game, or we can start Margaritas early! No glory in being cold, wet and thirsty!

    November 26, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to the area and would love to join in and make friends. See you there for beginner hike.

    November 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks for the email sandy regarding accessibility. i've only been on the road that goes up the mountain. guess i'll pass on this one.

    November 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    ok. thank you for your response. if the weathers nice i may give it a go!

    November 22, 2011

  • Sherry J.

    Beginner is approx 45min and yes doggies r allowed. I bring my pom on walks up Kennesaw a lot.

    November 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi1 does anyone know how long the hike is for beginner's level? are dogs allowed? i'm in a wh.chair and like to bring my little pal-maggie

    November 21, 2011

  • Len

    Yes, i will join the beginners level.

    November 9, 2011

  • Steve C.

    Will not be able to do hike but will plan to come for dinner.

    November 1, 2011

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