Soft launch of Boling Park Ruck BD nicknamed Rattlesnake Riviera

Dates: 2019-04-17

Where: other

QIC: Chops

Number of Pax: 3

Pax Names: Popup, DryRub, Chops

Warm-O-Rama: No warmup... just load up the packs on our backs.

The Thang: Met a the Boling Park back near the running track bridge. Threw on our packs, strapped head lights on our noggins, and off we went. 3 wide down the walking track all the way to the back most track corner. Enter the Etowah walking trails. Its relative dry considering all the recent rain. One slight path deadend (white mark on that tree is misleading), but up and over boy Scouts bridge, and down deep into the woods in a line. Hear a creek, get across via a few stones, and keep on trucking. Not a mumblechatter in this group, but we got a decent pace for our crew. Watch said it was startex +27min so packs off, quick set of chin lifts with packs (and maybe another thing... can't remember), then packs back on. Offer PAX a choice to lead... they allows YHC to take us back out, and reversed the trail to arrive back at cars right on time. Quick little COT.

COT: Thanks for fine morning. Prayers for love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness.

Naked Man Moleskin: Always question what we are gonna roll up on down at Boling at 5a... Two elderly ladies rolled in before we were ready to set off, and beat us onto the walking track. They looked at us suspiciously as we passed headed to the trails, but hoping if they are regulars we can become buddies. Bridge incline ramp is slick as hell! Gotta get some chatty talkers in the crew... my last name is Speaks but that can only go so far before I get pushed in the river. PopUp has a navy history which includes being water boarded for experience... wow... who knew! Good start to the new BD with my Lions Den homies.

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