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By Randy Golden, Pam Golden

Atlanta is among the South’s optimum towns, yet it’s additionally domestic to a couple of the region’s such a lot fantastic mountaineering and jogging locations. 60 Hikes inside 60 Miles: Atlanta is helping readers locate and luxuriate in the simplest within sight hikes, from Stone Mountain Park to the Georgia mountains, Sprewell Bluff to the Kennesaw Mountain nationwide Battlefield Park, and a wealth of destinations in among. Hikes variety from friendly family members strolls to difficult treks for these trying to find a significant exercise session and also to scenic good looks, some of the hikes, reminiscent of Burnt Hickory Loop and Cheatham Hill path, have old attraction. Others, just like the furnish Park Loop and Atlantic Ramble, function significant Atlanta points of interest. Expertly drawn maps and path profiles supplement certain path descriptions, whereas a convenient record shows targeted pursuits — most sensible hikes for kids, scenic hikes, hikes for natural world viewing, operating trails, and more.

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Here is an example from Arabia Mountain: UTM Zone (NAD27) 16S Easting 0766670 Northing 3727921 The UTM zone number (16) refers to one of the 60 vertical zones of the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection. Each zone is 6 degrees wide. The UTM zone letter (S) refers to one of the 20 horizontal zones that span from 80 degrees south to 84 degrees north. The easting number (0766670 indicates in meters how far east or west a point is from the central meridian of the zone. Increasing easting coordinates on a topo map or on your GPS screen indicate that you are moving east; decreasing easting coordinates indicate you are moving west.

When local forecasters talk about the “wedge of (cooler/warmer/drier) air,” they are talking about a phenomenon created by the unique geography of the area. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean create a weather system between them that frequently extends past the city to the border of Alabama. It is most noticeable when the air in Georgia is drier than the air in Alabama and a rain shower evaporates as it reaches the Alabama–Georgia border. With all these variations in Atlanta weather, the word to remember is adaptability.

In winter, add an outer jacket. It’s more than likely you’ll find yourself taking off and putting on layers throughout the hike. Year-round you’ll want to be sure you have a good pair of hiking shoes. Day hikers are a great choice for most Atlanta-area trails. They come in both low-top and high-top, and are lightweight but have good tread and support. Tennis shoes are suitable for any of the paved trails, but are not ideal for the dirt paths. A hat is essential at any time of the year, and not only keeps the Georgia sun from burning your face, but also doubles as protection against insects and low-hanging limbs.

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