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Hiking Around Philly is different from most hiking groups because we hike off the beaten path. We hike in the woods and the city. We go places that won't be found on any hiker's map. The events are usually within a 1.5 hour drive from Philly, though we sometimes visit NYC or the Jersey shore. Once each year we go to Acadia National Park in Maine, one of the best places in the world to hike. We sometimes participate in a conservation work party in a area we hike.

And, we do a lot more than hike; we explore. Whether it be a trail in a park or a back alley in the city, we always look for neat things, and we find them. Did you notice the 25 foot dinosaur made from pink suntan lotion bottles? We take time to appreciate a beautiful tree, a low flying eagle, or a hickory horned devil (look it up). We visit museums, historic houses, bakeries, battleships, and other neat places. We appreciate architecture, sculptures (Philly has more than any other US city, yea!), or whatever we find near our path. After a hike we often eat at a special place. And, we rarely repeat ourselves.

Fearless lost explorers and sidney (fleas) are curious. This group is not for people content to only go down one trail and up another, nor for people happy to take the same or beaten path. This group may also be different because only one person leads hikes, gets folks lost, and does the bulk of administrative work. So, please read on to make sure you want to be a proud one of the proud FLEAS (Fearless Lost Explorers & Sidney).

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Explore Philly with Sidney

Recent Meetups

  • 11h ago · 8:45 AM

    Green Ribbon South

    18 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00 | 15 Photos

    10-11 miles, 3.5 hours, mostly flat trails along creek, shady Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. The Green Ribbon Trail follows the Wissahickon from Upper Gwynedd... Learn more

  • Yesterday · 11:45 AM

    Lunch - Vietnam Palace

    5 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00

    We'll meet at restaurant, eat, then hike. Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. On Friday's we'll do a special 2 hour hike in the morning or afternoon. Time may be variable.... Learn more

  • 3 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Brunch Hike - T & N Sandwich Shop

    6 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00 | 20 Photos

    Please bring enough CASH to pay the bill, because a Credit Card can be problematic. Read why. Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. I love a good breakfast or brunch. Each... Learn more

  • 6 days ago · 1:00 PM

    Penn Anthropology Museum

    6 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS

    Tour of Penn Museum, 130pm Greece room tour, Midas exhibit Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology —... Learn more

  • 6 days ago · 8:00 AM

    Chestnut Hill Wissahickon Beat the Heat Hike

    11 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00

    2 hours, 5-6 miles, gradual hills, beautiful area, nice as it gets in Philly Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. To beat the heat we're taking an early hike in the... Learn more

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