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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

  • September 17 · 8:00 AM

    Wissahickon Early Hike

    16 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00 | 14 Photos

    3 hours, 7-10 miles, hilly. Each monthly we forge a unique route. Over 50 miles of trails to choose from. Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. Join me to explore trails... Learn more

  • September 16 · 11:30 AM

    Lunch - Davio's Northern Italian

    4 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00

    We'll meet at restaurant, eat, then hike.  This is lunch week, $20 per person, 3 courses. I will make a reservation on Friday, Sept 8. So, only sign up if you are 100%... Learn more

  • September 15 · 3:30 PM

    Dinner Hike - Iron Hill Brewery Chestnut Hill

    5 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00

    We'll start hiking from Hill House. Meet at Iron Hill by 530 pm for dinner. Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. We will take a route that lasts for 2-2.5 hours towards the... Learn more

  • September 14 · 10:00 AM

    Brunch Hike - The Dutch

    8 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00

    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

  • September 11 · 9:45 AM

    Corson's Inlet Beach/Boardwalk Hike

    7 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00

    10-12 miles, beach boardwalk, lunch Piccini's Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. Finally we're heading back to walk the beaches down the Jersey Shore. I love it. We'll... Learn more

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