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St. Patrick's Hike

Hopefully the luck of the Irish will be with us this Sunday and keep the rain away - perhaps at the end of the rainbow will be sunshine! With that being said- let’s embrace the possibility of rain and hike! Walking in the rain can be fun when we are together wearing green!

We will meet behind the Suntrust Buildings off of Semmes Ave (before the Manchester Bridge entrance). Turn on 12th Street (or there is an un-marked street that should be 10th that has a blue sign in the grass that says "Suntrust Mortgages") and go behind the buildings- we can park along the curb. Mapquest isn't completely clear- so look for the buildings and go behind them- we will be standing outside our cars.

We will meet there and take off for the back of Belle Isle. We will hike around the Isle and check out the river views and then cross the pedestrian bridge. We will make our way around Brown’s Island and down the canal walk a little ways- hopefully we will hear some Irish music from the back of Sine before heading back across the river to take some of the floodwall and then to our cars.

There will be two bridges on our estimated 4-5 mile walk. I will try to keep us out of muddy areas, but please be prepared for wet areas when picking out your shoes. We will walk in the rain- unless it is a complete downpour and/or thunder and lightning, at which time I will cancel at noon by posting a message on the hike page and send an email to members that have signed up. This is an on-leash walk and all dogs (even our sensitive fur friends) are welcome to join in. It will be a pretty flat walk with wide trail areas for space, if your dog needs some breathing room.

We are thrilled that folks are enthusiastic about joining us on our hikes! Please understand that we can only accommodate a certain number of folks and pups on a given hike. Our group sizes are limited to ensure that we can effectively manage each group. You are welcome to RSVP with a guest (or two), but if the hike is filled up, please respect our limitations. There are more hikes on the way, you won't be left out!

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  • Justin S.

    It was a small crowd since most people cancelled, but it ended up being a really nice walk with almost no one else on the trails.

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Janice A.

      Weston really wants to play with Porter in a fenced area! He is still talking about it.

      March 17, 2013

  • Becky

    Janice, I cancelled my afternoon hike reservation and did the morning hike instead. Hope the (heavy) rains hold off for you this afternoon!

    March 17, 2013

    • Janice A.

      Looks like you had a great hike this morning! We missed you all and hope to see you soon!

      March 17, 2013

  • Kelly G.

    Sorry but I need to cancel and take a friend to the doctor.

    March 17, 2013

    • Janice A.

      Sorry to hear, Kelly! Hope everything is ok.

      March 17, 2013

  • Michelle

    Jim and I ate not going to make it. Started down there but this is raining too hard for us.

    March 17, 2013

    • Janice A.

      We missed you but look forward to seeing you on your next hike!

      March 17, 2013

  • Janice A.

    Thank you to our hikers that came out today- we had Belle Isle and the Floodwall to ourselves for a nice Sunday jaunt around the city. Luckily the rain did stop for us- luck of Irish! Welcome our new friends Juno and Lila to the pack! It was great meeting you! And it was great to see Porter again! See you all on your next hike!

    March 17, 2013

  • Rita F.

    Hi all. If it is raining bettina and I will not be able to attend because I have to be very careful not to get sick since I am undergoing treatments. But praying for no rain because bettina could really use this walk and see everyone. As well

    March 17, 2013

    • Janice A.

      Your health is more important, Rita! Take care of yourself. If it is raining, I will know you aren't coming. Give Bettina a hug from me and Weston!

      1 · March 17, 2013

  • Rita F.

    We r going to try...

    March 17, 2013

  • Rita F.

    Bettina and I will be attending.. dont want to miss out like last week!! LOL!! Not going to wait for the last minute.. :) Looking forward to see everyone and their furbabies!!! :)

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • Janice A.

      Happy you got in this week! See you tomorrow!

      March 16, 2013

  • Samantha T.

    These hikes all sound so great. I'm eagerly anticipating the next beginner hike to do with my little boys!

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • Janice A.

      We look forward to meeting you and having you in our pack, Samantha!

      March 16, 2013

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