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Vickery Creek Quick Step v5.5




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA - Oxbo Road over to Vickery Creek Trails   Hike: Vickery Creek Quick Step v5.5  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Apr 2 2018  6:30 pm >> Mon, Apr 2 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sat, Mar 31 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Apr 2 2018 6:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Pace:Fast
Trip Leader(s):
George
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Don't let the D2 fool you, this is a FAST TRAINING HIKE - a percursor to the famed Vickery Creek QuickStep v8.6 & challenging v10.4.

Join me as we light up the trails with a quick stepping hike that will get that heart rate & step count up right out of the gates...This D2 training hike may seem tame, but I assure you it's not your everyday social hike...it's a workout, and it's just what you'll need to move up the training chain to tapout on the v10.4! I'll take you along what I affectionately dub my "training grounds!" Conditions have been a little sloppy, so be prepared for some loose terrain - trekking poles are always advised.

Bring a headlight or something as a light source in case it gets dark while we're out there, better safe than sorry.

This is a FAST hike along various trails at Vickery Creek, but since it's the shorter of the three QuickStep formats, we will have regrouping sessions if things break up, but there are no formal stops planned. The average pace will be in the sub 18 minute miles for sure, but don't be surprised to see some 15 minute + miles. If you haven't been on any FAST AOC D2 hikes here's your chance.

Conveniently located in historic Roswell, GA, the historic "Vickery Creek" unit of the Chattahoochee River Nat'l Recreation Area (CRNRA) boasts an amazing variety of shady creekside and ridgetop trails and is one our Club's favorite places for hiking (mine for sure).

Rain or Shine...althought I prefer the latter.
This will be a routine training hike that gets people familiar with my hiking style...as I get familiar with yours...so, don't worry if you cannot make it one of them I'll be posting them pretty much all year!

 


Required Items to Bring:

water - electrolyte drink (easy access*)
on-the-go snack/gel (no scheduled stop)
Head light or Flashlight...or cell phone light ;)

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

great pair of broken in shoes is a plus
trekking poles
*camelbak
eTabs
epi pen


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet in the parking lot off of OXBO ROAD (south side, between Atlanta Street and Dobbs)

The address is near :::
145 OXBO ROAD, ROSWELL, GA 30075

Arrive 10-15 minutes early to get head count and intros in...after all I'm a newbie I might even make y'all pose for a photo :) There are no bathrooms at this lot. The GPS link above is pretty accurate too.


Notes:

LEAVE NO TRACE!


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.