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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.


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  • Kevin

    The heat was really oppressive and felt like I should have been in a pool instead,so I give it a four.That being said,it did offer a contrast from previous hikes.The walk along the creek with the steam rising off the water was really cool! It's a blast hiking with you guys! Thanks Bruce,the natural pepper plant really hit the spot! See ya next week.

    July 19, 2013

  • Bijal

    People, thank you so very much for joining the Thursday evening hike on this day with sweltering heat. I think this was the hottest day this season. We still did a longer than usual hike and did both Mt. misery and Mt. Joy. I was completely soaked and should not have carried the pack. Neither Paul nor I did have our gadgets on, but I am guessing we did about 6.5 miles and 1000 feet of up elevation. We had 28 people on the hike and 12 at Rock Bottom. Much laid back conversation at RB tonight – I always like it when people see me in their dreams! Kevin, thank you for sweeping. Welcome to Carol, Lesley, and Paul P. on their first hike with us. See you all next week. - Bijal

    2 · July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Catch up with you next week or in August!

    July 18, 2013

  • Kathy H


    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a maybe depending on when workman arrives and finishes a job at my place. Will update RSVP later if I can't come.

    July 18, 2013

  • Leigh A.

    Forgot I have concert tickets that night. Catch everyone next time!

    July 12, 2013

  • Jim S.


    July 11, 2013

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