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Turkey Day 2022 Adventure

The Basics:
Event Type:Explorer
Event Location: Upper Lot at Groveway Park - see GPS link below   Explorer: Turkey Day 2022 Adventure  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Nov 24 2022  7:30 am >> Thu, Nov 24 2022 9:30 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Nov 17 2022 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Nov 23 2022 11:11 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:7.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Not your typical early Thanksgiving Day celebratory hike...this is a little bit of an adventure and it gets you home to catch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, football and of course a heaping dose of tryptophan.

We'll be hiking at a true Horhay pace...we'll be starting near the soccer fields at Groveway (see map & GPS), we'll be hitting Hog Wallow, Vickery Creek, and Allenbrook trail networks in varying directions. Of course if you're familiar with the area you'd know we'll have a creek crossing (bring the balancing act, as we trek across a sewer tube) to get over to the Allenbrook side of the trails - where we'll head over to the wall to see if anyone is set up for climbing or rappelling at this early hour. Our travels will then go SE on the Allenbrook trail to Riverside Rd - where we hop up on the bridge to get back over to the pay lot and back on the VC trails...from there we'll meander around in a serpentine fashion until we get back to the bridge at Oxbo and wrap things up.

This is a hike, but I have it listed as an EXPLORER event since we'll be doing more than just be prepared for that creek crossing on the tube, a bit of rock scrambling and some fast paced hiking. Absolutely not a beginner’s event. AOC Newbies welcome, but I'll probably vet ya if I have never hiked with you.

 Strava users can reflect on this recent effort along the same (not exact) loop. VC/Allenbrook adventure stroll | Hike | Strava 

Required Items to Bring:

Grippy Shoes?
Hydration - hands free is a +
warm, sweat wicking layers

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

Eye protection - Allenbrook is a lil overgrown
Trekking Poles - "the same as above"
Trail grub
Gloves - for rappelling?
Warm, dry "go home" gear

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


Leave No Trace

text me at the number if you have to drop, have questions or wanna say hi!  I will not answer my phone ;P

p.s. please DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW 

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