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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 member of the FLEAS (Fearless Lost Explorers & Sidney).

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Explore Philly with Sidney

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  • Yesterday · 1:45 PM

    Chestnut Hill Wissahickon Potluck

    5 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS

    We will see if we can hike. Just show up at Hill House Lobby. 4-6 miles, 2 hours, park and streets, german-pollish foods potluck for annual members only Please CLICK... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 11:45 AM

    Lunch - Hawthornes

    4 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00 | 5 Photos

    We'll meet at restaurant to eat. Afterwards we'll walk for 1-1.5 hours. Afterwards we'll hike again for another hour or so based on weather conditions. Please CLICK HERE... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Brunch Hike

    5 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00 | 24 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
  • February 7 · 12:30 PM

    PA Academy of Fine Arts Tour

    17 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00

    Free admission Sunday, Two public tours of museum: permanent collection at 1; special exhibits at 2. Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. PAFA is one of the great museums... Learn more
  • February 6 · 1:45 PM

    Winter Tinicum Loop

    23 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00 | 32 Photos

    1-2 hours, 3-4 miles, flat, beautiful views, Dock St Brew Pub Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. We hike Tinicum each season because the landscape and wildlife regularly... Learn more
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