Thank you Laura for a great event! I followed the rainbow but no gold, just that leprechaun carrying on, something about a box of cereal. Now it's midnight and I still have my muddy boots and gaiters sitting in the tub ... time to do something about that in preparation for the next DH adventure. Looking forward to St Patrick's Day Hike 3 ... only 364 days to go.
0 · March 18
The best hike ever :-) Couldn't believe we saw a black bear and a leprechaun on the same trail! What a great group of fun people to spend St. Patrick's Day with in the woods. And the mud was an extra bonus. Post-hike cookie and the dinner at Doubleday's was a fun time as well. Thanks everyone for making it an enjoyable outing.
0 · March 17
First off, let me say.....this was THE BEST HIKE EVER!! Even though the trail had some mud and lots of tree roots that Laura didnt tell me about, I was able to still have a good time! LOL!!
Ok, seriously, I have hiked this now SEVERAL times and love Bill Yeck.....Thanks for a great hike, just remember.....next time you have to go the "right" direction, LOL!
0 · March 17
Just a friendly reminder that the hike leader sets the day, time, pace, route and limit of the hike. If you don't like any part of this hike then this hike is not for you and now is a good time to change your RSVP to no. Hike leaders are volunteers. They spend their time, energy and money to lead hikes for you. They do it for the enjoyment not the drama. Do not use the Dayton Hiker message boards to harass hike leaders. Laura does a great job leading hikes for Dayton Hikers. She is a long time hike leader. It makes me wonder why she is still interested in leading hikes after reading these rants.
2 · March 12
Hi--I have a day job and am just able to respond.
I think it's early to start micro-managing the guest list as of today. People will drop off the list by Sunday, they always do for whatever reason. I've been leading hikes for this group for three years and can say this from lots of experience.
Yes, I limited the number due to the small parking lot and the fact some of these trails are narrow--we will naturally get strung out. I don't want to lead a large group through Yeck.
It's my decision as a hike leader to decide the details. If you don't like my plans, then don't sign up. I hate to be this way, but this isn't a group planned event. It's frustrating--and this is the second hike I've scheduled recently that has been this way. I do this for fun and to help you enjoy our trails, not for the big bucks. Please give your hike leaders some leeway and understanding...please!
I suggest carpools from Kroger at 3:40 to be proactive. I will add all from the Wait list to the hike.
2 · March 12