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Turkey Day 2023 Adventure

The Basics:
Event Type:Adventure
Event Location: Upper Lot at Groveway Park - see GPS link below   Adventure: Turkey Day 2023 Adventure  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Nov 23 2023  7:30 am >> Thu, Nov 23 2023 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 20 2023 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Nov 22 2023 11:11 am
Event Duration:3 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: 4 / 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 (15-16 min miles)...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 set up a rappelling line to get down the 75' wall, if you do not have climbing or rap gear, you could borrow some of mine (or walk down the side trail to the base). At minimum I'd like you to have attended one of our "learn" events or climbing events so we know you're skill levels...of course I will be belaying the rappers (fireman-style), but just in case. 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 fast hike, but I have it listed as an ADVENTURE event since we'll be doing more than just be prepared for that "over the creek" crossing on the tube, a bit of rock scrambling and some fast paced hiking...and of course rappelling a 75' ledge. 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 event from last year here: Turkey Day Adventure | Run | Strava 

Required Items to Bring:

Day bag
Rap/Climbing harness if you plan to Rap
gloves, maybe a helmet (it can even be a bike helmet)

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

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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