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FLOWER MOON Hike at Blankets Creek
|Event Location:||Woodstock, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, May 13 2022 8:45 pm >> Fri, May 13 2022 10:45 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, May 9 2022 11:11 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, May 13 2022 3:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|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|
FAST 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:
We will be doing Mosquito Flats + South Loop under a full Flower Moon. These trails are shared with mountain bikes but we are ok to hike on them as well, but hikers are required to go the opposite direction so we can 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). ALSO NOTE: when stepping off trail to give way to a biker - do so on the lower side of the trail...you do NOT want to slide back on to the trail!
This is a FAST, 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.
Post event beverages & a bite at Taco Mac (totally optional) at the Hwy. 92 exit just south off of I-575.
Bonus points if you're wearing a Jason, from Friday the 13th, mask on during the hike!
Thanks to Eric P. for allowing me to highjack his original write up, who highjacked it from Paula S. :P - so thanks you two!
|How to Get There:|
2261 Sixes Rd.
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.
RAIN CONTINGENCY PLAN LOCATION
Bring your lights it will be dark the entire time we're moving!
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.