Thursday Evening Hike @ Valley Forge (3C6)

 

Our return to Valley Forge National Park from mid-Spring to Mid-Summer. Fast Pace. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at Washington's Headquarters parking lot near restrooms. Weather and daylight permitting we'll hike the trails and climb the hills. Optional refreshment stop afterwards. Thunder and lightning cancels. Well behaved, people friendly dogs on a leash allowed.

While this hike is scheduled for 6.30 pm every Thursday, it would be very helpful if everyone can get there by 6.15 pm. That way we can start signing everyone up. We generally have very large attendance during our 14 weeks at Valley Forge. We will try to break up the group between a faster group and the regular group either at the start or during the hike or on the way back so that faster hikers can do a bit more.

This hike is about 6 miles long with rolling hills and couple of climbs. you will need sturdy shoes and water. Please click the link below for directions to Washington's HQ parking area at Valley Forge.

http://g.co/maps/xvk9m

 

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  • Bijal

    People, thank you so very much for joining the first Thursday evening hike at Valley Forge this season. Despite the clouds and the possibility of rain, we opened this 14-year old institution hike for the chapter with a huge attendance with 47 joining us. The faster group did both hills with 1010 feet of elevation gain and 4.7 miles with average moving speed of 3.4/mph. The hike lasted for 1 hour and 31 minutes for the faster group. So many people helped us today including Jason K, Greg L, and Elisabeth. James, good to have you back! Thank you for sweeping. The forced run of 4 miles before the main hike was fun for me! Thirteen joined us at Rock Bottom. Please try to come by 6.15 pm for this week. See you all next week. - Bijal

    2 · May 9, 2013

    • Lyz H.

      "Forced." Ha.

      May 10, 2013

  • Jean M

    Great hike!

    May 9, 2013

  • Jean M

    Great hike! Thanks to the sweepers who hung with me up the hill.

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Bridget

    I'm having trouble finding the meeting location. Have a nice hike.

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm by the restrooms. Where do I find the group?

    May 9, 2013

    • Bridget

      I couldn't find them either.

      May 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      They are on the other side of the park. I just found them.

      May 9, 2013

  • David F.

    Sorry. Still stuck at work.

    May 9, 2013

  • Patricia E.

    Sorry ... Work calls

    May 9, 2013

  • Ken

    Weather permitting

    May 9, 2013

  • laurie s.

    About how long is this hike typically? May want to join but have some time constraints

    May 9, 2013

    • Jim S.

      The hike takes approx. two hours.

      May 9, 2013

    • laurie s.

      Thanks Jim, may have to catch it next week, hopefully it will be as nice of a night !!

      May 9, 2013

  • Kathy H

    Sorry, last minute addition of 100 place cards to secret NYC event -- I can tell you about next week.

    May 9, 2013

  • Melanie

    Will def be there next week. Have to work late tonight or I would have been there :(

    May 9, 2013

  • Ed

    have to work

    May 9, 2013

  • Peggy

    Actually more of a maybe if weather holds up and I can get a ride with my guest.

    May 9, 2013

  • Ric G.

    Maybe...

    May 9, 2013

  • Ken

    My, this hike filled up fast!

    May 8, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Can't make it this week, but definitely count me in for next Thursday, 5/16! :)

    May 7, 2013

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