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VickeryCreek QuickStep v8.6 - Hybrid Trail Run + Fast Hike




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA - Oxbo Road over to Vickery Creek Trails   Hike: VickeryCreek QuickStep v8.6 - Hybrid Trail Run + Fast Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 5 2019  5:00 pm >> Tue, Mar 5 2019 7:10 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Mar 1 2019 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Mar 5 2019 4:45 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 10 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8.65 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:4
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:

WANNA HELP ME BREAK IN SOME NEW SHOES?

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 D4 training hike is a HYBRID of TRAIL RUNNING & FAST HIKING + we'll see some nice elevation! 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 have been a little sloppy, so be prepared for some loose terrain - trekking poles are always advised.

This is a FAST event along various trails at Vickery Creek (in a top secret special direction) and we'll only be re-grouping at the top of the steepest climb (to be announced before ascending). There are no formal stops planned. The average will be in the 15 min/mile pace, don't be surprised to see some 12 minute + miles. So, if you haven't been on any of my FAST AOC D4 hikes recently (or one of my QucikStep v.6.2 D3's) this may not be an appropriate hike for you...safety first kids, safety first!

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).

*Lil bit of a bush whacking route ;)

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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
WARM LAYERS temps around freezing on 3.5.19
trekking poles
*camelbak
eTabs


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.