Valerie Fidder


DaytonHikers.Org 20090823
Dayton, OH 45402


Dayton, OHUSA 45426
Hometown: Pittsburgh

Member since:

January 17, 2011



I've decided to come out of my shell this year, which means doing in a group what I normally do alone. Since hiking is one of those things - and someone else in the group suggested I join - I'm going to give it a shot :-)

Do you enjoy backpacking or day hiking or both?

I enjoy both, but it's hard to schedule an overnight - especially in the spring (tax season, ugh!).

What do you enjoy most about backpacking or day hiking?

I love being outdoors doing almost anything, and walking is the perfect exercise in my opinion. Communing with nature - and with others who share my love of same - is a spiritual experience for me.

Where are your favorite areas for hiking in the Dayton area?

I live near Sycamore State Park, so that's one of my favorite places because of proximity. Most of the Metro Parks have great hiking, and I'd love to explore those with someone more familiar with the trails.

Where are your favorite areas for backpacking or hiking outside of the Dayton area?

In Ohio, Hocking Hills ranks very high on my list. Red River Gorge/Natural Bridge in KY is also a favorite.

How did you hear about Dayton Hikers?

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  • Jason

    Hi Valerie, Namaste! We hope that you can attend our next meetup. Your welceom to bring a friend and be ready to be informed and leave feeling great. We will have an experitential meditation that will make you feel refreshed and uplifted.

    Jan 07, 2012 8:04 PM
  • Nora

    Hi Valierie. Glad you joined Manna Fest. I hope you are able to join in on conversations and meetings with the group. If you would like a private consultation that is available too. Just let me know. See you soon.

    Jan 20, 2011 2:37 PM
  • Rex

    Dayton Swing Latin and Ballroom Dance MeetUp

    We love to dance and share about dancing.

    Jan 18, 2011 10:15 PM
  • CC

    Spiritual Living Dayton

    Welcome to Spiritual Living Dayton! I am looking forward to meeting you! CC

    Jan 18, 2011 2:22 PM
  • Ron Scanlon


    Jan 18, 2011 12:01 PM
  • Kira's Oasis

    And I am guessing it was probably ME that taught the class at the arboretum. I have been over there for them many times! I hope you will join us when you can! We are a lively fun creative unique group and you will make friends easily!!!! Make sure if you come, you find me and introduce yourself to me!

    Jan 18, 2011 11:11 AM
  • Jason

    Hi Valerie. Welcome to our group. We are looking forward to meeting you.

    Jan 18, 2011 9:17 AM
  • Dan Heffner

    Yoga of Chant with Laurel & Dan

    Namaste' Valerie! I think you will feel right at home with the group, we love to chant & meditate.

    Jan 18, 2011 8:07 AM

    Looking forward to meeting and sharing with you!!!

    Jan 18, 2011 8:03 AM
  • Nick Rizzo

    Southwestern Ohio backyard poultry Meetup group

    Welcome Valerie i hope you enjoy the group there is a lot to share

    Jan 18, 2011 6:46 AM

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