Hike: Green Lane Reservoir - Perkiomen Trail: 12 Miles

  • October 6, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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*** ALERT: HIKE LOCATION CHANGE ***

Please Join Me For Some Exercise and Outdoor Activity On My Weekly Hike: Sunday, October 6th at 9:30 AM at Green Lane Reservoir Park - Perkiomen Trail.

Hungry or Thirsty After The Hike? Feel Free To Join Us For Our Hike After-Party!

Hike Starting Location and Rally Point: We'll meet at The Equestrian Trail Parking Lot on Knight Road, 1/4 Mile From Route 29 (Gravel Pike). Text/Call me at[masked] To Coordinate.

The Plan: We'll hike 12 Miles Around Green Lane Reservoir On Perkiomen Trail.

Distance: Approx 12 Miles Total

Total Time: Approx 4 Hours

Hike Level: Moderate/Intermediate (Distance, Hills and Pace)

This hike is for INTERMEDIATE Hikers due to distance, hills and the pace (+3 mph avg). Please note that I will ALWAYS stop at various points along the way to let any slower hikers catch up whenever necessary. We leave no hikers behind! ;)

Sturdy shoes are recommended. Dress appropriately for weather conditions...including extra layers, gloves, hats and rain gear.

As always...PLEASE REMEMBER TO HYDRATE BEFORE THE HIKE AND BRING PLENTY OF WATER, snacks and other essential items you may need.

You may also want to consider bringing a hat, first aid kit, walking stick(s), field guides, binoculars, and a camera.

Dogs: Always Welcome (A Leash Is Recommended)

Note: Please add a comment if you do plan to bring along your pooch OR if you are ALLERGIC so that everyone is made aware in advance and can plan accordingly.

Arrival and Start Times: Please meet us at 9:30 AM for meet and greet introductions, hike overview and then departure at 9:45 AM.

NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while hiking with us.

As always, I want to make it clear that I do plan to lead my hikes always observing Safety First...but also with the intention that these hikes should be fun, enjoyable, relaxing and non-stressful social meetups...with a bit of a work out too.

Let's Go For a Walk! I Look Forward to Seeing You There! ;)

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  • Paul

    This was a really great work out hike. We did approx. 11.5 miles in less than 4 hours including a lunch break by the lake. We averaged a 3.7 MPH pace and completed +1600 ft of elevation gains! This was a great group of hikers...including another appearance by some of the Hammers! A very special thanks to Al for co-leading and showing me a great trail route. Thanks to Steve and Al for getting together at Rockwell's for a bite to eat and drink afterward! Thanks to everyone who made it out today!

    October 6, 2013

    • Angela

      Sounds great! If V.Forge isn't open by this coming Sunday, would this be a likely location for that hike as well?

      October 7, 2013

  • Hyegene

    It was a beautiful trail, nice overcast weather for hiking, fairly fast paced and good company. I loved it.

    October 6, 2013

  • Colin

    I will have with me a four-legged Hammer.

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Steve

    I will be there. If you're doing the hike I think you're planning, people will not be able to shorten the hike as they can in VF. 9:30 start time.

    October 5, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Steve, See you there.

      October 6, 2013

  • Rich P.

    Sadly, this takes me out of the mix.

    October 6, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Rich, I understand. Just felt it was necessary this week. Catch you another time.

      October 6, 2013

  • Rinat

    hi Paul! Was wondering if you will have a drop off place for folks who may want/need to leave earlier than 4 hours into the hike? Will we pass near the parking lot at some point mid-hike? If so, I'd love to join!

    October 5, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Stella, Unfortunately, this hike will not offer that possibility so easily.

      October 6, 2013

  • Paul

    Hi All, Please pardon me for the late waffling and change of decision about this hike, however...after conferring with trusted and well-respected fellow hike leaders today...I've decided to move this hike over to Green Lane for this Sunday. Change of details coming shortly. This decision is being made with the best interests of all of you in mind! I sincerely hope this doesn't mess up anybody's Sunday plans too much...and I hope you can still join me. Thanks!

    October 5, 2013

  • Nilam

    So will you be doing a hike at Green Lane afterall? I've done 14-15 miles there last year. You can definitely have a good workout there, as long as you've a good pace like the VF hikes you do.

    October 4, 2013

  • Paul

    It's not looking good for this hike. We need a Hail Mary Pass from Government this week! :(

    October 2, 2013

    • Denis M.

      Man barricades.....storm ramparts,or something like that

      October 3, 2013

    • Carole

      Do they really have barricades? I know the bathrooms are locked.

      October 3, 2013

  • Paul

    Well Folks, following the success of last night's PM Valley Forge Hike from an alternate starting point...I am now hopeful and optimistic that I can plan out a worthy 12-15 mile Workout Hike for Sunday. Otherwise, I may construct a nice hike at Green Lane. Stay tuned.

    October 3, 2013

    • Rich P.

      So we are going to have the hike after all?

      October 3, 2013

    • Paul

      Rich, I am hopeful...I will make final call by Friday afternoon.

      October 3, 2013

  • Lynda S

    I've decided to go on a long ride out to Ohio this weekend. I'll see you all next time!

    October 3, 2013

  • larry

    Sorry Paul. I didn't want to chance missing another day. Hope they resolve the Park closing.

    October 2, 2013

  • Angela

    *pout* have to miss another one...have a book club meetup on the same day!

    September 24, 2013

    • Paul

      Is that the best excuse you could come up with? I mean maybe if you wrote the book... ;)

      September 25, 2013

    • Angela

      Haha...that's kind of funny actually, as the book we'll be reading is: "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction To Carnism" (Melanie Joy Ph.D.) and when I mentioned this to Rich, he said that if anyone had mentioned that title and asked who wrote it, he'd have thought it WAS me! :)

      1 · September 26, 2013

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