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Beacon Falls Hike - 12/16/12

Hike starts at 9:30AM sharp, please arrive at 9:00AM and will last approximately 2 hours

Please bring Hiking Boots & Water - Sunscreen recommended

*NO KIDS - NO DOGS - NO SNEAKERS* Singles Only 30s-60s

For those of you new to Active Singles, please check-in with Charlie upon arrival (baseball cap and bright colored shirt)
This is a co-hosted event with Active Singles.

We hike at four different group levels:
Social Pace
Moderate
Pace
Advanced Pace

Expert Pace

Optional lunch buffet follows each hike; Charlie will provide details and location at hike.

If your plans change, please update your RSVP as soon as possible, so we can maintain an accurate event count and plan accordingly.
We look forward to seeing you on the hike!!!

Directions:

-Route 8 South off at exit 24.

-Right end of ramp & go a half a mile & turn right over metal bridge.   Stay right past bridge.

-At stop sign turn right & follow Cold Spring Rd along railroad tracks for 1 & a half miles.

-Turn left at top of hill into parking lot.

  

Any questions, please contact Charlie:
[masked] (Home)
[masked] (Cell)

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  • Gary

    Many washes on the trail from several storms.

    December 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the hike and am looking forward to next although I might be away and have to wait till next one

    December 17, 2012

  • Jim B.

    Brett

    Your issue appears to a personal one that should have been presented to Charlie directly, not in a public forum as this. Hence, I am disappointed with your decision on this.

    Since you made this public, let me respond publicly. As a hiker leader I've had you run off on your own when you don't know the trail/hike. That appears to be your thing. You are responsible for you actions. That includes insulting name calling. Take responsibility and stop blaming others when your actions/words don't work out as planned.

    Also get off the machete thing. I'm not comfortable with you swinging away with that tool around me or others. If you want to clear trails pre-hike the trail to do so. Let me be clear, if you desire to hike in my group you will not bring your machete! This is now on you.

    I don't appreciate the cheap, guilt comments about your attendance at future hikes. Make a personal decision and keep it to yourself.

    Jim Bornholdt

    December 16, 2012

    • Brett CrossStuntry S.

      Charlie has my number... [masked] ... So do you, now...

      December 17, 2012

    • Brett CrossStuntry S.

      I also apologize if the "obviously..."­ statement seemed offensive... MeetUp Comment Threads are sometimes partially hidden (like some agendas)... Not all 'Smartphones'/­browsers process the code properly, you may have 'missed' details that would have been visible from another perspective or browser... Speaking of which, Charlie's perspective? I am assuming he wasn't worried about me, which is okay... I worry he would not worry about *someone else* who "Called Out" for help, hence the PSA... (Also, I do not clear the branches that might poke your eye or slap a followers face, For ME - I SEE Them! Call it a value-added PSA - Public Service Activity... So others can Hike and See Clearly, without a slap to the face...)

      December 17, 2012

  • Huntley J.

    Great Hike

    December 17, 2012

  • Tagna S.

    Nice Sunday, nice hike!!!

    December 17, 2012

  • Jim P

    Thanks Jim, Ron, Pam and Charlie for another great hike. Th weather did hold off. Charlie HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    December 16, 2012

  • Sandy

    Hey Bret, Whenever you hike with us you ALWAYS disappear on us. You often stop to do your antics. I don't think there is one hike where you stayed with us from beginning to end. You drop back and disappear on us, then run up to catch up to us. We think you are gone, then you suddenly appear running past us. Why should we have thought anything different was happening on this hike? I'm glad to hear you found your way back. We thought after doing our loop we would come across you on the way back, but didn't. As far as the machete goes, it really isn't needed on our hikes, and your having one does make me feel uncomfortable as well as many others. I hope you do come back to hike with us. But, understand, if you don't want to get separated, you need to stay with us the entire hike. Sandy

    1 · December 16, 2012

    • Brett CrossStuntry S.

      After that fallen tree, before the powerlines we didn't see (yet), as we paused to slightly regroup, I asked, loud enough for everyone to hear, "Can we pause 1 minute to re-tie my boot?" (And maybe 'Fully' regroup, as well)...

      December 16, 2012

    • Brett CrossStuntry S.

      You 'always' complain and make a big deal about these 'antics'... (Well, this is the first time... Yet it proves a point as to why I (Never!) Seldom use 'Always', and I (Always!) Often avoid using 'Never'...) I understand how some people may feel comfortable about trail maintenance - as it is so inconvenience and out of the ordinary (I mean, Who would ever DO That Type of Thing?!?), yet Helps others (and ME - yes, I am a little selfish) from getting slapped in the face or poked in the eye... Less a worry for shorter people, yet branches bend with snow and ice... I accept your appreciation even though you may never outwardly acknowledge or express it... BTW; the fallen tree just before y'all (unknowingly) deserted me, would have been a worthy candidate for clearing, yet my helping others did not delay me this time, as I did not have machete with me... Yet, I Should have! Just Sayin'... Thank you for trying to be diplomatic and all, but I got your message clearly, as well...

      December 16, 2012

  • Brett CrossStuntry S.

    As a good judge of character, worry More about someone who will Leave YOU Behind mid-hike NEEDING a machete, than the guy who was asked to NOT Hike with one who will now never feel welcome on one of his hikes...
    Being 'a Part' of this Hiking 'Group' does Not seem to help if you are 'apart' from the 'group' during a hike...
    If I wanted to Hike Alone, I would not have driven this far away to do so... Just Sayin'...
    I know I have, 'Issues'... We All Have...
    I hope your next issue is not being (un)intentionally dropped from whatever 'group' you choose to grace with your presence...
    I may miss some of you... Some of you may miss me... The rest? I would have still backtracked to the last known location and figured out a way to regroup (if I ever allowed separation to happen)...
    I got the message...
    Did You?
    /endRant

    December 16, 2012

  • Brett CrossStuntry S.

    /Rant
    For those afraid of 'a guy with a machete' (who was clearing branches that would otherwise get in someone's face)...
    Continue hiking with a guy who may leave you mid-hike while you re-tie your boot (after asking for one minute re-tie break, which would have also allowed two slightly slower than I to regroup)...
    Then, when trial disappears 100 feet from there at powerlines (appeared to be access road to that One Tower, with not-quite-a-Cliff below, no signs of any 'trial', no fresh fallen snow to follow), I yelled out to group and heard nothing, I called (cell) Charlie to ask which way they went and he said, "just follow Don!" He hung up - never called back - never responded to subsequent texts (2)... I did not call because I could see any signs, or hear any sounds, of life!?!
    As a good judge of ability, he did not need to worry about Me...
    I found my own way back (btw, I have Never hiked B.F. before)...
    As a good judge of character, worry More about someone who will Leave YOU Behind mid-hi

    December 16, 2012

  • Sandy

    Great hike. Beacon Falls is always a nice hike. It has pretty scenery. And, of course, the people are always great which is the best part of the hike.

    December 16, 2012

  • jill n.

    Hi guys. Not going to make it today. Have fun. Hope that the weather holds for you.

    December 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Worked late last night, miss all the events I wanted to go to and don't feel that good today, will miss everyone, I like this area to hike at.

    December 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on my way and can't wait

    December 16, 2012

  • Gary

    Bone dry right now, hiking should be fine!

    December 16, 2012

  • Brett CrossStuntry S.

    Carpooling from Newington, Berlin, Southington, or along way... call[masked]

    December 16, 2012

  • ann

    If the rains/sleet comes, I won't. Hope it stays some what dry.

    December 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I sooooo need this hike hope the weather cooperates

    December 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize on such short notice. Due to being sick for the last three days and still not a 100 percent, I am not able to attend tomorrow's hike. However, I will be at the next one. :)

    December 15, 2012

  • Janice F.

    Hi! looking forward to joining in on some upcoming hikes!

    December 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the warning about the hiking boots. I have them on now, and understand what everyone was talking about. Looking forward to meeting everyone on the hike. :)

    December 11, 2012

  • Jim P

    The hikes are two hours long and you can plan on that. It will be done by 11:30 AM

    December 11, 2012

  • Huntley J.

    Charlie makes us (haha) hike in all weather. In the year or so I have been hiking not one hike was cancelled. I am sure if there was a hurricane or blizzard he would cancel in which case he will note it on this site.

    December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know its still early for Saturday's hike, but do we still go if its slightly drizzing or raining out? They are calling for rain.

    December 11, 2012

  • Don J.

    That’s great! Now wear them around the house for a couple of hours. If you don’t break your new boots in you might be sorry on the hike.

    December 11, 2012

    • Brett CrossStuntry S.

      AND... 'Break In' your Feet (to your Boots)... They BOTH Need to 'Get a Feel for each other' and 'Break In'...

      December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to the hike, and I got my hiking boots early :)

    December 10, 2012

  • Josie H.

    Did you do this hike earlier this year?

    December 10, 2012

  • Don J.

    It not that it is so difficult. Having the proper gear for any sport is more for safety.

    December 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok, thanks. Would there be a problem with sneakers do your think for this hike? I am planning on attending more events as well with the group.

      December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know it says no sneakers, but I don't get my hiking boots until Christmas. How difficult would it be without them?

    December 9, 2012

  • wayne s.

    practice hiked beacon falls today,looking forward to next sunday.

    December 9, 2012

  • JOHN

    I'm coming from Wallingford. If anyone want to carpool to save on gas money, let me know.

    December 9, 2012

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