Full Moon Hike: Valley Forge: Thursday Night Under The Moon Light - 7 Miles

  • March 13, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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*** This Is A Night Hike...Please Bring a Light ***

An Almost Full Moon Will Be Rising...and I'm Planning To Hike into Valley Forge From Chesterbrook on Thursday Night From 6:15PM - 8:15PM. If Anyone Would Like To Join Me For A Moon Light Hike...Please Feel Free To Do So. 

We Meet At 6:00 PM: I'll Be At The Chesterbrook Shopping Center (Upon Entering The Shopping Center Go To The Farthest Left Side of the Parking Lot and Toward The Front/Street). Text/Call me at[masked] To Coordinate.

The Plan: 

I'll Be Hiking The Valley Forge Trails. There Will Be Some Steep Climbs.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS IS A PARTIAL NIGHT HIKE! EVERYONE MUST BRING A HEADLAMP, FLASHLIGHT OR CELL PHONE WITH FLASHLIGHT APP!

Hike Trail Map PDF

Mount Misery Trail Map

Distance: Approx 5 - 7 Miles Total

Total Time: Approx 1.5 - 2 Hours

Hike Level: Moderate (Distance, Hills and Pace)

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

For those not familiar with Valley Forge Park and the trails surrounding the park...please be prepared for some hills and some rocky terrain on parts of the trails.

Sturdy shoes are recommended. Dress appropriately for weather conditions.

I may still hike during snow. In colder temperatures, rain will most likely cancel hike (ON BAD WEATHER DAYS I WILL ALWAYS POST A HIKE STATUS IN COMMENTS AROUND 60-90 MINUTES PRIOR TO POSTED HIKE START TIME OR YOU CAN CALL/TEXT ME AT[masked] FOR AN UPDATE).

As always...PLEASE BRING WATER 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 6:00 PM for QUICK meet and greet introductions, hike overview and then PROMPT departure at 6:15 PM.

Facilities: Bathrooms At Manhattan Bagels and/or Pizza Land at Chesterbrook Shopping Center.

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 Take A Hike! I Look Forward to Seeing You There! ;)

Click the link for directions: http://g.co/maps/xvk9m

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  • Paul

    This was a great Moonlight Night Hike! Probably our last weeknight moonlight hike until the Fall. We'll have to look forward to the weekend moonlight party hikes coming soon.

    We clocked in 7 Miles...and really didn't need our lights because of the beautiful moonlight.

    Thanks to everyone for coming! See you next time!

    March 16, 2014

  • Ken

    A Full Moon Hike in 20 degree weather and 25 mph wind? LUNAtics is the word :-)

    PS. Get well Wendy.

    March 13, 2014

    • Paul

      Hey Ken, Aw c'mon...compared to some of the previous hikes this winter...this one is a bit on the balmy side. ;)

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • Bob T.

    Family calls - sorry to miss the 'last' sub freezing hike!

    March 13, 2014

    • Paul

      Hi Bob, Catch you next time.

      March 13, 2014

  • Wendy

    Believe it or not still under the weather. Passing the mud angel baton to you Diana!

    3 · March 13, 2014

    • Paul

      Whadaya all say we defer any angel making until the next time it snows...hopefully not til 2017! ;)

      1 · March 13, 2014

    • Paul

      Hi Wonders, I hope you feel better. See you soon.

      March 13, 2014

  • Ed

    Need to drop out tonight due to my work schedule. Hope the winds calm a bit and you get some good lunar views.

    March 13, 2014

    • Paul

      Hi Ed, Don't work too hard. See you another time.

      March 13, 2014

  • Amy

    Gonna have to bounce on this one. Traveling this week and I need to spend time with my son. Plus I am *trying* to get better and that cold is not helping!!! Knock it off, Steve!

    1 · March 11, 2014

    • Steve

      Amy, you have to make this hike. With all the snow melting, we were counting on you to make mud angels! I guess we'll have to rely on Wendy. Diana, you better hope Wendy doesn't cancel.

      1 · March 11, 2014

    • Paul

      That's just too funny! ;)

      March 11, 2014

  • Nilam

    What happened to Wed evening ? :O( Or moving it to Thursday just for this week?

    March 11, 2014

    • Paul

      Hi Nilam, I do Thursdays some weeks to catch a full moon. Hope you can join us.

      March 11, 2014

  • Steve

    Right now it looks like temps won't get out of the 20's on Thursday! Should be a pleasant night for a stroll in VF.

    1 · March 10, 2014

    • Paul

      One last frigid hurrah for The Snow Miser! ;)

      March 10, 2014

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