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O'Fallon Park After Shopping Hike & Dinner @ Black Hat

  • Nov 23, 2012 · 3:00 PM

After you're finished with Black Friday shopping, let's do an afternoon hike at O'Fallon Park, a gem in the forest about 8 miles west of Morrison off of C74. The hike will be almost 4 miles with 920' of elevation gain, and we'll watch the sunset at 4:40pm during the hike—BRING A HEADLAMP.

After the hike, those interested will go to the Black Hat Cattle Co. for a more upscale than usual dinner (clink on link for menu and prices—they serve steak and seafood, not much vegetarian, but you can call them in advance for special requests).

Please note the details about bringing appropriate gear and in case of bad weather in this Meetup Group's Welcome description. The weather is mercurial this time of year, so on the day of the hike if the weather is questionable be sure to check the website or call or email the leader (cell# will be sent to those who've RSVP'd) to confirm the hike is on. This time of year, you may need traction devices such as Micro Spikes (click on link). Dogs are welcome on this hike, but they must be on a leash and you must pick up after them. If you join this hike, you are agreeing to this waiver.

Directions: For this hike, we will meet in Morrison and carpool to the trailhead. We are meeting at the parking lot across from the Conoco gas station at the northwest corner of C470 and Morrison Road. Click here for a map with directions.

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  • Roxane D.

    Great post Turkey Day energetic hike! Met some new, fun friends! Dinner of course was awesome...Great food!

    November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a wonderful hike! The views of the mountains were gorgeous, and the trail was a perfect combination of easy and challenging. The dinner at Black Hat afterward was excellent!

    November 24, 2012

  • Les

    Excellent Hike! Fantastic views everywhere. Sunset,moon,city,mountains, and clouds.
    Top Hat restaurant was tops! Thanks Ed for organizing a safe,fun, adventure!

    November 24, 2012

  • Ed W.

    Beatiful hike, colorful sunset, nice group! Great dinner at the Black Hat afterward.

    November 24, 2012

  • Lisa J

    Great time - thanks Ed!

    November 24, 2012

  • Abbas

    too easy (J/K)

    November 24, 2012

  • Hank

    hike was great. Black Hat has wonderful charm.

    November 23, 2012

  • Meredith

    Superb!

    November 23, 2012

  • Rob F.

    Great hike and views. Great timing to see the sunset.

    November 23, 2012

  • Paul

    Great hike and dinner. Thanks Ed.

    November 23, 2012

  • Mike o.

    Thanks for the invite but I'm out of town until just after New Years. Have fun and happy holidays to all.

    November 22, 2012

  • Gina

    Stay away from picnic benches, Ed! ;-)

    November 17, 2012

  • Hank

    I am up for a lot of snow! and if it takes extra long shoes (say 195cm) I say its about time. And if its 10 degrees we wont get too hot. If its below zero we will be nice and cool.

    November 10, 2012

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