Explore the Heart of Trexler Game Preserve

Leisurely 3.5 mile hike with great views along the Jordan Creek and surrounding area, including Lehigh County's Chestnut Tree Nursery, and elk and bison herds. Mostly easy, with a steep 1/4-mile climb. Hiking boots recommended. For further directions, see http://trexlernaturepreserve.org. Rain postpones. Rain date: Mar. 30. L: Christine Murray, [masked]. NCA  9:30 pm Co-Leader Gale Maleskey ,[masked]-5990.

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  • Lisa

    So glad I didn't let the weather stop me from doing this hike. Great people, great views, great lemon meringue pie. Hope to see all of you again on other mountains, rivers....you get the point. Happy hiking!

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • Izzy S.

      The only thing I would do differently is to bring a thermos with hot coffee...

      March 16, 2013

  • Beth

    Sorry to miss it. Hope weather will be nicer next time.

    March 16, 2013

  • Izzy S.

    Very nice hike. This was my first winter hike this year, there was a winter wonderland like scenery with vies unobstructed by leaves. We have seen deer and even a camel.. Great company too, I heartily recommend it.

    March 16, 2013

  • Christine M.

    Perhaps Robert Frost walked with us and his horse did think it queer to stop as we watched the lovely Trexler Nature Preserve fill up with snow. Great group! And good chat at the Schnecksville Diner afterwards.

    March 16, 2013

  • Benjamin L.

    As I watch the mix of rain and snow gently fall, I hear the beckoning of the washing mashine hauntingly crying "Fill me, fill me". Next Time!!!

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I ended up doing the same thing today...I'm on the third load now.

      March 16, 2013

  • Amy K.

    So bummed abt the bad weather. Pls reschedule, wld be fun to go with group

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Dan A

    Not sure what you mean by "Drive to the parking lot just beyond the Jordan Creek Ford.". If I drive to the main parking lot for
    the zoo, then from there drive toward the ford there is parking
    on the left just before you cross the ford. Is that correct?

    March 16, 2013

  • Lisa

    im still in. I'm coming from Reading...Hope someone will be there.

    March 16, 2013

    • Gale M.

      It's on. we'll be there.

      March 16, 2013

  • Vanessa H.

    since I live close to preserve, I think I will pass today and try for a sunny day. thanks

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I HAVE hiked under much worse conditions, but I think I shall resort to plan B since it is indoors.

    March 16, 2013

  • Patti

    Too cold & gloomy for me. I'm gonna take a pas this time.

    March 16, 2013

  • Gale M.

    Hi Everyone, gloomy day but this hike is still a go. See you there?!

    March 16, 2013

  • Erika

    It's drizzling in my area... no Easter Hunt or hiking for me today. Drat!

    March 16, 2013

  • Erika

    Weather permitting.

    March 15, 2013

  • steph j.

    not sure. What is meant by , "game" preserve?

    March 11, 2013

    • Gale M.

      "game" as in hunter language -- big game -- bison and elk and deer.

      March 15, 2013

  • Amy K.

    does anyone want to carpool?

    March 15, 2013

  • Rose M. K.

    Are kids ok on this hike? My 6 year old can definately handle this.

    March 12, 2013

    • Gale M.

      Sure, your 6 year old is welcome and should have fun on this trip.

      March 12, 2013

  • steph j.

    change of plans

    March 12, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Where are we meeting?

    March 12, 2013

  • Patti

    Are leashed dogs allowed on this hike?

    March 10, 2013

    • Gale M.

      Leashed dogs are allowed in the park, but we are not taking dogs on this particular hike, sorry.

      March 11, 2013

  • Beth

    Can I bring a guest?

    March 10, 2013

    • Gale M.

      yes, guests are welcome.

      March 11, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Where are we meeting?

    March 4, 2013

    • Gale M.

      Linda, did you get an answer to this?

      March 7, 2013

  • Gale M.

    Looking forward to sharing this favorite spot with others.

    March 7, 2013

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