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SNOW MOON at ORMP




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Woodstock, GA   Hike: SNOW MOON at ORMP  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Feb 15 2022  7:30 pm >> Tue, Feb 15 2022 9:15 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Feb 11 2022 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Feb 15 2022 11:11 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5.5 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: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

ALMOST FULL MOON HIKE AT OLD ROPE MILL :: SNOW MOON
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

Ahhhh the good Cold Moon, how fitting! While only 94% of the COLD MOON will be lighting our way it should be up in the sky the whole time we hike since the "true" full moon isn't until Sunday AM.
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.

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 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.

Also I limited this to 8 people...since it's a lil rough night hiking with a bigger group, so there's that! 

Total hiking is approximately 5.5 miles.

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:

Footwear that you are comfortable hiking in
Headlamp/flashlight* = A MUST
*No torches allowed

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:

 #LNT
#ABFE
If there's a strong chance of rain I will pull the plug....cloudy conditions...meh, while it won't be as cool I still need the workout.


MAX group size is set for 8 members.


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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
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Registration for this event opens at 2/11/2022 11:11:00 AM