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A FULL MOON Hike at Blankets Creek




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Woodstock, GA   Hike: A FULL MOON Hike at Blankets Creek  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Apr 27 2021  8:00 pm >> Tue, Apr 27 2021 10:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Apr 19 2021 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Apr 27 2021 11:11 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.2589 Miles
Pace:Fast
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:10
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:

FULL MOON BLANKET'S CREEK HIKE.

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
  • 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

 

We will be doing Mosquito Flats + South Loop under a full moon. These trails are shared with mountain bikes but we are ok to hike on them as we, but required to go the opposite direction so wecan see their lights b4 any issues arrise. The bikes have the right away on this trail so we will need to step to the side if we encounter any. Just be sure not to look at them (blinding them with our own lights).

This is a Non-Stop effort. 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.There are no lights on the trail so you will definitely need a flashlight or headlamp (aim is to use the full moon, safely). 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 in 2hrs.

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


Required Items to Bring:

Headlamp/flashlight = A MUST
Face coverings encouraged
Social Distancing = A MUST



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*



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

2261 Sixes Rd.
Canton GA
30114

Directions to the trails:

From Atlanta take I-75 North to I-575 North, exit on Sixes Road (Exit 11), turn left (West) off the exit ramp and continue about 1.8 miles. The Blankets Creek trail head is on the left; look for the signs.


Notes:

 #LNT
#ABFE

COVID-19 protocols are still in place at the time of this write-up MASKS or Face Coverings are encourgaed.
Safe social distance IS REQUIRED.


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
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Registration for this event opens at 4/19/2021 11:11:00 AM