H3 Hike: Valley Forge Park: This Is Like Paul's Hike But It's Not Paul: 15 Miles

  • Apr 5, 2014 · 10:45 AM
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This Hike Will Be On Mt Misery and Mt Joy. Please Note New Starting Location. This is not a beginners hike.

The Plan: We'll hike both The Mt Misery and Mt Joy Trails with some additional scenic trails in between.

Important Note: This hike is setup so that hikers can easily jump off at various points along the route...if you decide you want to cut your hike shorter or if you've just plain had enough. :)

Hike Trail Map PDF's

- Mount Misery Trail Map

- Mount Joy Trail Map

Distance: Approx 15 Miles Total

Total Time: Approx +5.0 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! ;)

For those not familiar with Mt Misery and Mt Joy...please be prepared for some hills and some rocky terrain on parts of the trails.

Sturdy shoes are recommended. Dress appropriately for weather conditions...including hats and rain gear.

Rain may cancel this hike. Severe thunderstorms will definitely cancel this 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 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 10:45 AM for meet and greet introductions, hike overview and then departure at 11:00 AM.

Facilities: There are bathrooms at The Encampment Parking lot and in Washington's Headquarters Parking Area.

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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  • Kathy H

    A major workout on a beautiful day with good company.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Steve

    Are you planning to do any bush wacking or are you going to stick to the trails? It'll make a difference on what shoes I wear.

    April 2, 2014

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