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Valley Forge Monthly Workout Hike (4C11-12)

Please join us for our monthly weekend workout hike in the historic V.F. NP on post-Christmas Saturday (December 28th) @ 9.30 am at the Washington's Headquarters parking lot (GPS:[masked], [masked]) by the intersection of Route 23 and Route 252. As always, this hike will be about 11-12 miles in length. This hike is not intended to be a leisurely stroll, be prepared for a good workout! Sturdy shoes, water, layers, and snacks. Optional post-hike lunch stop. Well behaved pets on a leash allowed. Click the link below for directions:

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  • ela

    Great weather!!!nice people!!!! Thanks Bijal!!!!!

    December 29, 2013

  • Bijal

    People, thank you so very much for joining the last Monthly Workout hike of 2013. Do I need to say that the weather, for December, could not have been better? It was Sunny and 58 degrees when we finished the hike! Amazing weather on Saturday and forecast of rain all day Sunday brought out 54 people to hike with us! We did 11.69 miles around the park. Despite such a large group our moving speed was around 3.4/mph. My thanks to Tom S, Dale, Elisabeth, Colin, Ric, other Rick, Sean, and Jeff for their help with this hike. Colin thank you for arranging post-hike lunch. Hope you all had fun. Welcome to all the newcomers. It was also good to see many familiar faces. Have a happy and Safe New Years’ everyone. See you all on the trails in 2014! - Bijal

    December 29, 2013

  • Archie

    Perfect day with a great group of people. Thanks Bijal!

    December 29, 2013

  • Louis R.

    Great day of hiking. Thanks Bijal!! Had fun day with a great group of hikers. Looking forward to the next one.

    December 29, 2013

  • Bijal

    People, thank you so very much to all 54 of you for an amazing hike today. I will have the full hike report tomorrow. I am beat today and I am going to crash. – Bijal

    December 28, 2013

  • Lynda S

    I don't know how you ordered such a beautiful day for this hike Bijal! A wonderful fast paced hike, in spite of the huge group. Thanks for leading us!

    December 28, 2013

  • Christine G.

    Lovely hike, lovely day to be outside in the middle of winter, and lovely group - no place I would have rather been today. Thank you Bijal!

    December 28, 2013

  • Maureen H

    Great hike with a great group. Thanks Bijal!

    December 28, 2013

  • john w.

    Oh, and great to meet so many new hikers! Greetings and Happy New Year!

    December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bijal, Thanks for a great day!

    December 28, 2013

  • Kathy K.

    Great job, as always, Bijal. Challenging pace, great weather, great conversation. Perfect antidote for the post holiday blahs.

    December 28, 2013

  • ethan l.

    Very nice

    December 28, 2013

  • john w.

    Thank you, Bijal for a great hiking tour of the hidden Valley Forge. Feeling a real good tired right now. You do know how to pick the good days as well. Hope to hike with you again in the near future.

    December 28, 2013

  • Sharon

    thanks for leading a great hike Bijal!

    December 28, 2013

  • Ted A.

    A great, strenuous hike on a perfect day for hiking. Bijal did a great job organizing and leading. As always a great group of people with whom to hike and chat with along the way.

    December 28, 2013

  • Bijal

    People, the weather is going to be great tomorrow with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 40s! Please update your RSVP if your plans have changed. I will not able to stay for post-hike gathering tomorrow, as I would have to leave right after the hike. However, I would really appreciate if someone can take initiative and arrange a nice post-hike gathering. There are many local options. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow at 9.30 am. Have a terrific Friday evening. - Bijal

    December 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Which parking lot? I'm here but not sure if I'm in the right spot

      December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Which parking lot are we supposed to be in?

    December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tookk the wrong exit. 3 minutes

    December 28, 2013

  • Lynda S

    I'm running late ... Went to a warehouse clearance not expecting to find what i wanted, but did!

    December 28, 2013

  • Amy G

    Left a little late and then ran into problems on the road so I just came back home bc I would have been over 30 min late...sorry to miss this one :(

    December 28, 2013

  • Johnny M

    Bijal, I will not be on the hike today.

    December 28, 2013

  • Shoshana R.

    Have to work after all...

    December 27, 2013

  • Michelle

    Yes I was on the 18 mile-ish one and I still talk about it. Good memory Bijal!!

    December 27, 2013

  • Shoshana R.

    Hi,
    i am teaching a yoga class on Saturday morning which ends at 9am...I may be five-ten minutes late...should I try to make it?

    December 27, 2013

  • Elisabeth

    Hi Bijal! What time does the hike typically end?

    December 24, 2013

    • Bijal

      Elisabeth – I expect to finish around 2.00 pm, however I cannot promise an exact ending time. Hope this helps. - Bijal

      December 27, 2013

    • Elisabeth

      Thanks.

      December 27, 2013

  • Michelle

    Hi,
    I am seriously considering it. Does anyone have any tips on keeping warm and/or specifics on what to wear? I don't think I have ever hiked that distance in temperatures that cool...
    Thanks!!!

    December 26, 2013

    • Michelle

      !!!!!

      December 26, 2013

    • Bijal

      Michelle, Linda has got it covered in terms of dressing for winter hiking! You’d be fine – I won’t lose you to hypothermia – I promise! I think you did an 18-miler in the park earlier this year with us. – Bijal

      December 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be driving from manayank if anyone feels like carpooling, let me know.. i can be reached at[masked] 8785..

    December 26, 2013

  • Robin

    The temp is expected to be 50!

    1 · December 26, 2013

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