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Hike Military Ridge Trail & Lunch

Please note this Meetup is being rescheduled - new date (tentative) is April 19, depending on the weather.  

Time for another hike!  Saturday is supposed have rain / thundershowers, but not until afternoon, so we can fit in a morning hike.  Watch for an update and reschedule if the forecast worsens and it doesn't look like we can get this walk in.

Join me for a hike of the Military Ridge Trail in Verona, followed by lunch at Gray's Tied House, just down the road from our starting / ending point.

I am planning an "out and back walk" so we don't have to worry about positioning vehicles.  If you want to bring along your dog this is allowed, but they must be on leash, and of course be prepared to pick up after them. The weather is still cool enough to let our buddies sleep it off in the car while we lunch.

We will start at 10:30 and I will make a reservation for noon at Gray's Tied House, which is nearby just off Whalen Road. They offer Brick Oven Pizza, sandwiches, wraps, all in the $8 - $10 range.www.graystiedhouse.com/index.php/menu

Military Ridge is a level grade, so there are no real hills to speak of.  No trail pass is required for walkers (all good!)  We can take a leisurely stroll for about 90 minutes, and when we are almost half way through our available time, turn around and head back.  Bring your cameras, binoculars, or both!http://dnr.wi.gov/Org/land/parks/specific/militaryridge/

Directions: The parking lot for the Verona section of the trail is located on Hwy PB, just south of Verona Road, on the right.  From Madison, take Hwy 18/151 (Verona Road) south toward Dodgeville, take exit 81 for Verona.  The intersection at the end of the exit is Maple Grove to your right, and Hwy. PB to your left.  Turn left onto Hwy. PB, and the parking lot is just past the intersection on your right.  Look for the Park & Ride sign.  If you get to Grandview Road, you've gone too far!

Please note:  The map provided by Meetup does not take you to the right place! Paste the following link into your browser for a map of the parking site.  Maple Grove Drive turns into Old County Hwy. PB just past E. Verona Road.  The parking lot is on the right.  This shows better if you click on the satellite view.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Madison,+Dane,+Wisconsin&ll=42.992908,-89.511731&spn=0.009182,0.022638&z=16

Also, jot down my cell number in case you get lost or are running late:  [masked]-3716.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't see myself in the Good to See You page. I had a wonderful time; everyone is so nice and interesting!

    April 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Doing well, moved to the East side of town and need to get back on the hiking track! How's it going for you?

      June 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      East side!? What happened to Monroe St?? Nothing new here. Just thought I'd see how you were, We should meet up sometime!

      June 24, 2014

  • Ilene

    Good to see everyone again and share some laughs. Sorry you got lost Suzanne. Been there. . . .

    April 21, 2014

  • Ilene

    Pleasant hiking trail and a great group of hikers to be with!

    April 21, 2014

  • suzanne k.

    got lost could not find the restaurant

    April 20, 2014

  • Gail R

    Terrific ... weather and conversation!!! Time flew by way too fast!! Can't wait for the next one!

    April 20, 2014

  • Juanita S.

    Nice hike! I like getting to vicariously walk dogs - neither of my two cats is into wearing a leash, though I have tried. Made-to-order spring day, thanks for that, Nancy. Good to see all & welcome to newcomers Jennifer, Laura & Maureen.

    April 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you! Really enjoyed meeting and talking with everyone.

      April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So much fun! Great talking to all you great women. I don't think I stopped talking the whole time!

    April 20, 2014

  • Linda

    Just a reminder - I will be meeting you for lunch at noon only, not the hike.

    April 18, 2014

    • Nancy J.

      Got it! Thanks for the reminder, Linda.

      April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is exactly what I'd like to do Sat morning. I look forward to meeting you and seeing Laurie again. I still have my beautiful green bracelet u gave me when we first met at Sprechers last year. It came in handy over St. Patricks day!

    April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to do this. I hope we can do this some other weekend rather than Easter weekend. That would be great!

    April 15, 2014

    • Nancy J.

      I am aiming to set up at least one hike each week, weather allowing. They often will be posted at short notice so we can check the forecast.

      April 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live almost right on this trail so you are welcome to park in my neighborhood however the hike will be a little longer from here.

    April 13, 2014

  • Nancy J.

    The weather has let us down, so I have rescheduled for next Saturday, April 19 (weather permitting).

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to back out at the last minute. Hope you'll do more of these walks as the weather improves -- can't wait to get outside!

    April 12, 2014

  • Linda

    Are you still meeting for this walk this morning? I am wondering because of the weather forecast.

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town this weekend

    April 10, 2014

  • Tammy.A

    Enjoy. I'll be working all week end.

    April 9, 2014

  • Evelyn

    Great hiking place. Enjoy. See you soon.

    April 9, 2014

  • Linda

    I will be joining you for lunch at noon only - not the hike.

    April 9, 2014

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