Stone Mountain Sunset Stroll (Revised date is 2/24/2019)

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Twice a year, from the perspective of the top of Stone Mountain, the sun sets behind the downtown Atlanta cityscape. Each day the sun transitions a couple of degrees. This year, based on The Photographer's Ephmeris (,-84.146120¢er=33.7636,-84.3880&z=17&spn=0.00,0.01&dt=20170221083800-0500), the sunset transition will start on Thursday, February 21st and continue through approximately Friday, March 1st. Sunset times will be around 6:27PM. Depending on weather, your should be able to get great shots anytime from 2/21 - 3/5.

While we will plan to go on February 23rd, we may have to alter the dates based on the weather and potential for cloud cover. No guarantees and sometimes we never know what we'll see until we get to the summit. Please check back here for any potential changes to the date.

Participants can either hike up & then hike back down after sunset or take the Skyride to the summit. Be aware if you chose to take the Skyride to the summit there may be limitations about when the last ride down will take place. For information about the Summit Skyride, schedules and prices check here:
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The Meetup coordinator will be hiking up and back down after sunset.

You'll need a tripod, cable release, long lens (minimum 200mm). Bring a flashlight for walking down in the dark. It is always colder at the top than expected - plan ahead and dress accordingly.

For those of you who want to meetup before the hike, meet at the bathrooms at the beginning of the trail, We'll plan to start the hike up around 5pm.


LIABILITY NOTICE: By signing up and attending a Meetup sponsored by the Southeastern Photographic Society, I acknowledge that these activities can be hazardous and that I could be injured or my property damaged. I agree that I am voluntarily participating in these activities and assume any risk of physical injury or damage to my property.