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FULL MOON Hike at Olde Rope Mill Park




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Woodstock, GA   Hike: FULL MOON Hike at Olde Rope Mill Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Nov 30 2020  8:00 pm >> Mon, Nov 30 2020 10:09 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 23 2020 9:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Nov 29 2020 11:11 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 9 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.2589 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Horhay
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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: 9 / 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Please check that the trail is open before coming http://sorbawoodstock.org/trail-status/ . They are controlled by the local mountain bike group and we must follow their rules. We will meet at the pavilion which is to the right after entering the park.

Reasons to join this event:

  • Scared of the sun
  • Get out of work late
  • Want to eat dinner with your family
  • Desperate for a real hike during the week after Turkey day
  • Like to dodge bikes
  • Test out your new headlamp & batteries
  • Dislike sitting in traffic on the way to a hike
  • Want to shop at the outlet mall before hiking
  • Free parking
  • Enjoy post-event trailgating
  • Training for the FTC winter thru hike

We will be doing all 3 loops on the Avalanche Trail at Olde Rope Mill. The map can be found here: http://sorbawoodstock.org/olde-rope-mill-park/ . These trails are shared with mountain bikes but we are required to go the opposite direction and they are easy to see with their lights. The bikes have the right away on this trail so we will need to step to the side if we encounter any.

We will generally go 3 mph however it may be a little slower with the stops for bikes and the fact that we are hiking in the dark. I plan on having a 25+ pound pack so I will be unable to go really fast. There are not lights on the trail so you will definitely need a flashlight or headlamp. The park closes at 11pm so we must be done by then, this shouldn't be a problem unless something out of the ordinary happens

Total hiking is approximately 6.25 miles.

Thanks to Eric P. for allowing me to highjack his original write up, who he highjacked it from Paula S. :P - so thanks you two!


Required Items to Bring:

Footwear that you are comfortable hiking in
Headlamp/flashlight

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Water :: hydration supply that is on demand:
*no stops for food or water

Layers if you tend to get cold


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions to Olde Rope Mill Park:

From I-575- Traveling North
Take Exit 9 (Ridgewalk Parkway)
Turn right off the Interstate onto Ridgewalk Parkway
At first stop light make a left onto Rope Mill Road
This road dead ends into the park.

From I-575 - Traveling South
Take Exit 9 (Ridgewalk Parkway)
Turn left off the Interstate onto Ridgewalk Parkway
At first stop light make a left onto Rope Mill Road
This road dead ends into the park.

 


Notes:

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COVID-19 protocols are still in place at the time of this write-up MASKS are not required, but a safe social distance IS REQUIRED.


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