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Training at Vickery Creek v6.2

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA - Oxbo Road over to Vickery Creek Trails   Hike: Training at Vickery Creek v6.2  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Dec 11 2018  4:00 pm >> Tue, Dec 11 2018 5:45 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 10 2018 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Dec 11 2018 3:30 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.2 Miles
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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: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join me as we light up the trails with a quick stepping training 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. Conditions will be a little sloppy, due to recent rainfall, 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 NOT my typical FAST fitness hike! So, join me for this TRAINING hike (I will have full pack & gear as I am training for a future trip, you DO NOT need to do the same - unless you want to :) that goes along various trails at Vickery Creek (in a top secret special direction), 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 18 min/mi range for sure, but don't be surprised to see some 16 minute + miles.

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).


Required Items to Bring:

water - electrolyte drink (easy access*)
headlamp or flashlight (just in case)
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

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 :::

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.





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