First Day Hike at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

This is a symbolic way to kick off 2014 in healthy, outdoor style. First Day Hikes are held across the country. Some hikers bring dogs on leashes.

The Park Manager will lead hikers on a "moderate" roughly 1 mile hike. They call it moderate, but in the past it's been pretty easy. Route could change depending on wind direction and may involve climbing up a snowy hill, but there are lots of people to break the trail and it's not a fast hike.

This event is put on by the park, so if there are any questions, or if the weather is questionable, contact Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park at (701)[masked] or visit www.parkrec.nd.gov. More information on First Days Hikes throughout the nation can be found at www.americasstateparks.org/first-day-hikes.

There is a park entrance fee ($5). You can purchase an annual pass ($25) here https://apps.nd.gov/pnr/sp/services/public/main.htm or at the Parks and Recreation office in Bismarck, 1600 E. Century Avenue, Suite 3. You may check out a pass from the Bismarck or Mandan public libraries, http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/information/parks/library_loan_program.html.

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  • Karen R.

    Glad to see some familiar and some new faces at the hike today. The park staff was very friendly and it was a little more vigorous than last year and was quite a pleasant afternoon. Fort Lincoln will be hosting monthly hikes through May. Since Fort Lincoln is so convenient and the hikes are a good gateway to being more active in the outdoors, I'll post those for the group.

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Kate B.

    Sorry I'm opting out. I was hoping it would be a little warmer. Hopefully sunday will work out and ill be at cross ranch

    January 1, 2014

    • Rachel L.

      Today I was warm enough.

      2 · January 1, 2014

    • Karen R.

      Hope to see you at Cross Ranch Kate.

      January 1, 2014

  • Mary M.

    I was just out shoveling and chatting with a neighbor. No wind, very nice!

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Rachel L.

    Are we all still on in light of temperature and snow?

    January 1, 2014

  • Michelle M.

    Sorry I'm not going to be able to make it. I tried to kill myself in the curling ice last night so now I just need to rest, Lol, have a great time!

    January 1, 2014

    • Mary M.

      Oh no! Take care! Hope to see you soon.

      1 · January 1, 2014

  • Michelle M.

    This sounds like something I can handle, I'd be willing to drive if anyone wants to carpool. I think getting the annual pass will be worth it in the long run with this group, Lol

    January 1, 2014

  • Mary M.

    Will we need snowshoes?

    December 31, 2013

    • Karen R.

      No, unless you want to go snowshoeing afterwards. I could bring a pair of Sanda's for you. I had thought about doing that, but I hope to have my mom and Terry come and they won't want to stay.

      1 · December 31, 2013

    • Mary M.

      Okay, I should get home too. Thanks, Karen.

      December 31, 2013

  • Brad

    Where will we meet over at Fort Lincoln?

    December 30, 2013

  • Michelle M.

    This sounds like something I can handle, I'd be willing to drive if anyone wants to carpool. I think getting the annual pass will be worth it in the long run with this group, Lol

    1 · December 26, 2013

  • Rachel L.

    Looking forward to the exercise on the first of a brand new year!

    1 · December 18, 2013

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