H3 Weekly Workout Hike: Valley Forge Park: Misery & Joy: 15 Miles

  • April 26, 2014 · 9:15 AM
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H4C15 (H4: Fast Pace 3-4 MPH / C: Hills / 15 Miles)

PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE A FAST PACED WORKOUT HIKE!

Please Join Me For Some Hardcore Exercise and Outdoor Activity On My Weekly Valley Forge Workout Hike.

We'll Hike On Mt Misery and Joy For A Total of 15 Miles.

Hike Starting Location and Rally Point: We'll meet at The Washington's Headquarters Parking Area (GPS:[masked], [masked]) on Valley Forge Rd...1/4 mile up from the intersection of Valley Creek Rd and Valley Forge Rd (aka Route 23 and Route 252). Text/Call me at[masked] To Coordinate.

Please Note: Per Park Officials...Parking For More Than 2 Hours In This Lot Is Still Permitted Until The Spring or Until Further Notice!

If you're using Google Maps and/or Google Navigation you can put Washington's Headquarters in as the destination for turn-by-turn directions right to the parking lot.

Click Link for Map and Directions: http://g.co/maps/xvk9m

The Plan: Mt Misery and Mt Joy.

<b style="font-size : 16px">Hike Trail Map PDF's


- Mount Misery Trail Map

- Mount Joy Trail Map

Distance: 15 Miles

Total Time: Approx 4+ Hours (No Later Than 2:30 PM)

Hike Level: Advanced Hardcore Hikers ONLY (Distance, Hills and Pace)

This hike is for ADVANCED HARDCORE Hikers due to distance, hills, terrain and the pace.

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

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Weather Policies:

Rain Will NOT Cancel This Hike. However, 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.

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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 first aid kit, walking stick(s), field guides, sunglasses, sun block, insect repellent, binoculars, and a camera.

For those with Asthma, Allergies or Special Conditions...Please Bring Inhalers, Allergy Meds, Epi Pens and Anything Else That You May Need and Let Me Know At The Start of The Hike.

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 the scheduled time for quick meet and greet introductions, hike overview and then prompt departure 15 minutes after the posted meetup time.

Facilities: There are bathrooms and a water fountain at The Washington's Headquarters Parking Area and toward the beginning of the second half of the hike (Mt Joy Trail).

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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.

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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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  • hope

    awesome sauce!

    April 27

  • hope

    not too short...seriously...just right! Perfect day, thanks Paul and everyone.

    April 27

  • kendal

    First hike with you guys, where do you meet? (Familiar with the park)

    April 23

  • Paul

    Wow...I did a morning workout hike in VFP this morning and decided to scout The Horseshoe Trail... which turned into a Trail of Disappointment. It's mostly on paved streets outside of the park. No thanks...this hike will be changing.. Stay tuned. :(

    April 23

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