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Vickery Creek Quick Step v6.2




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA - Oxbo Road over to Vickery Creek Trails   Hike: Vickery Creek Quick Step v6.2  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Oct 22 2018  5:30 pm >> Mon, Oct 22 2018 7:15 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 18 2018 4:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Oct 22 2018 5:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.2 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:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

:: NOT YOUR TYPICAL WEEKDAY D3, 10k the hard way ::

Please, read FULL write up:

Join me as we light up the trails with a quick stepping fitness hike that will get that heart rate & step count up right out of the gates...This week day D3 training hike will see some nice elevation, as I take you along what I affectionately dub my "training grounds!" We might hit a coulple of the same paths twice but never in the same direction. This is NOT a "check out the scenery" event and there will be small sections where we RUN, so be prepared for that! Conditions have been a little sloppy, expect some loose terrain - trekking poles are always advised. 

This is a FAST  training/fitness hike along various trails at Vickery Creek (in a top secret special direction) and we might be re-grouping at the top of the steepest climb (to be announced before ascending) if needed, but there are no formal stops planned. The average will be in the sub 17 minute miles for sure, but don't be surprised to see some 14 minute + miles. So, if you haven't been on any FAST AOC D3 hikes recently you're probably not going to like this hike - saying it's fast is an undestatement. If I see you falling back pretty far within the first mile (or two) I may ask you to try again after a few months...Safety first, respect to the others second.

Rain or Shine...althought I prefer the latter.

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).

VC6.2 elevation

 


Required Items to Bring:

water - electrolyte drink (easy access*)
on-the-go snack/gel (no scheduled stop)

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
HEADLIGHT or flashlight (it may get dark out there)


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. There are no bathrooms at this lot. The GPS link above is pretty accurate too.


Notes:

LEAVE NO TRACE!

Bring a light source for your own safety!


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


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