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Backpack Training Event at Vickery Creek




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA - OXBO Road Parking lot - see GPS link   Hike: Backpack Training Event at Vickery Creek   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Apr 22 2019  6:00 pm >> Mon, Apr 22 2019 8:36 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Apr 17 2019 3:13 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Apr 22 2019 3:13 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 36 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Pace:Moderate
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: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Join me for a backpack training event for the events that I'm hosting in early May. We'll meet a little before 6 p.m. to do intros and such and we'll be on the way RIGHT AT 6!
This event will see some nice elevation and various terrain as I 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.
Everyone is to wear a backpack with gear in it to weigh in at a minimum of 10 pounds (it adds up quick, don't think you have to have this monster 80L pack on..unless you want to).
As I mentioned this is a backpack training event so, please know that going in to this...you must have a pack on your back...even if it's a camelbak with 10# of sand in it...I will have a scale ;)
Yes, you can also attempt a 50 pound pack, if you feel up to it...only as long as you don't get injured...let's try easing in to this...injuries are no fun!

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). We'll be re-grouping at the top of the bigger climbs, but there are no formal stops planned (we'll play that by ear).

So - if you're on the list for either of those events, or you just want to try your hand at a nice backpack trianing hike...this is it. C'mon out!


Required Items to Bring:

Backpack w/ at least 10# of gear, sand, dog food or whatever you can find....be sure it's not a dumb bell wrapped in a towel!
Water
Post event snack...
...you know yourself the best, just be prepared!

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 or walking stick
Sunscreen
Hat
Rain Gear - yep if it rains we still go :P

 


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet in the parking lot off of OXBO ROAD (south side, between Atlanta Street and Dobbs) - see GPS link above.

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

 

Arrive 10-15 minutes early to get head count and intros in.


Notes:

LEAVE NO TRACE!


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