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Greenway Trek - Hard Surface Training

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Roswell   Urban Hike: Greenway Trek - Hard Surface Training   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 7 2019  8:00 am >> Sat, Dec 7 2019 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 18 2019 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 7 2019 7:30 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Greenway Trek - Hard Surface Training 

 This is a hard surface training trek along the Greenway starting in Roswell.  The intention is to prepare individuals for hard surface trekking for the upcoming Italy trips which consists of various types of trails, including hard surface.  We'll go out about 6 miles or so and then turn around and head back the same way. This will give us a total distance of 12 miles. It's out and back so you must be able to return the same distance you go out.  Our hiking pace will be moderate and we will plan to stay together. However, this is not a beginners hike.

- Optional -

We will plan on meeting for a meal after our trek at one of the local restuarants in the Roswell vicinity.



A greenway is a linear park. A greenway is about people and the land they love. It is about conservation. It is about recreation and alternative transportation. It is about environmental education. It is about connecting the quality of life Alpharetta now has with the future plan that will help maintain that quality of life. Our greenway is an investment in the future of Alpharetta that is green, with open spaces for people as well as natural areas for plants and animals.

The Big Creek Greenway is primarily a 12-foot wide concrete path that meanders through the deciduous woods along Big Creek. The greenway offers an ideal setting for walking, jogging, inline roller blading, and biking.

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Required Items to Bring:

Hiking or trail shoes

Blister kit

Appropriate clothing to match weather conditions

There is water and bathroom along the route but may not be where you want them so we suggest bringing your own water or Gatorade.


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Water or Gatorade - 2 liters or more



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

400 to Holcomb Bridge Road East towards Norcross. Turn left onto Old Alabama Road. Park is about 1/2 mile on left. There is an upper and lower parking lot. We are going to the lower lot where there are bathrooms. Address is 1600 Old Alabama Road, Roswell

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