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Backpack Training Event at Vickery Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Upper Lot at Groveway Park - see GPS link below   Hike: Backpack Training Event at Vickery Creek   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 22 2021  5:45 pm >> Wed, Sep 22 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Sep 20 2021 9:01 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 22 2021 11:11 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7.2 Miles
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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: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Upping the weight & the distance this week (as we will each week).

THIS IS A BACKPACKING TRAINING EVENT: Everyone is required to wear a backpack with gear in it to weigh in at a minimum of 25 pounds (it adds up quick, don't think you have to have this monster 80L pack on..unless you want to). 
Know that going in to this...this is not an intro to backpacking event - it IS a training hike with weight...and yes, you must have a pack on your back to get credit for this...even if it's a camelbak with 25# 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, or fall back to far...we'll be covering these miles at a fast pace, if you're not comfortable with 20 minute miles, I'd look at other events.

Use the GPS link above to locate the top lot we meet in and arrive 10-15 min early so we can get geared up, weight packs and get introduced to one another...we hit the trail at 5:30 p.m. sharp. If you're running late, text me...don't be a No-Show.

Pain is weakness leaving the body ;P

Required Items to Bring:

Backpack w/ at least 25# of gear, sand, dog food or whatever you can sure it's not a dumb bell wrapped in a towel!
Bring a light just in case!
Post event snack... 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
Rain Gear - yep if it rains we still go :P


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet in the upper parking lot at the Groveway Park area above the Roswell Aquatic Center

198 Frank Lewis Dr. Roswell, GA 30075  #GTS - it will get you close. 

There are restrooms at this location + the lot is paved.

Arrive 10-15 minutes early to get head count and intros in. The GPS link above is pretty accurate too...look for the Lil Sasquatch :P




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