Explore Wild Wissahickon

  • March 30, 2013 · 9:45 AM
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Join me to explore trails less traveled in the wild (I saw a ferocious chipmunk the other day) Wissahickon Creek part of Fairmount Park.
We hike at a moderate pace for about 2.5 to 3.5 hours. The terrain is hilly with lots of ups and downs. Each month I forge a different route or get lost in another area depending on your point of view. This is not a hike for those who want to go straight down one trail. We go up, down, around, back, hit dead ends, reverse course, and so on
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In warm weather we often eat outside at Top of the Hill which is just a few blocks away. In winter we often head to Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting which has everything from beer and burgers, to pizza, to mexican, to any other type of food.

CAUTIONs: If you haven't recently hiked at least 7 miles, then you should first try one of our shorter duration hikes. Area is HILLY; maybe some BUSHWHACKING.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for tracking our route Robert! Any idea how many miles we hiked? I'm new to the app stuff :)

    March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!!

      March 31, 2013

    • Ruth

      The app I used (MapMyWalk) said it was about 8.5 miles.

      March 31, 2013

  • Will Blazer

    Great hike! Thanks Sydney, for showing me an area I've never explored before

    March 30, 2013

  • Barbara Lawrence

    Thanks Sidney! Always enjoy the group of people to share these hikes with. I like walking by the water and hiking by the Wissahickon was great! Looking forward to the next one!

    March 30, 2013

  • Shan

    Great!

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    glad I took the HARD road! thanks, SG

    March 30, 2013

  • Julio P

    Awesome Sidney! thanks for doing this!. hope to see you again soon!

    March 30, 2013

  • Robert John

    I started the tracking a few blocks into it, but this link gives an idea:
    https://maps.google.com/?t=p&...­

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Don Duffey

    It was excellent to be with you all on this beautiful day. Hope to meet more of you next time. It was challenging and beautiful, Sid. Thanks.

    March 30, 2013

  • Shirley A

    Lots of fun, a great group of people to be hiking with. Can't wait to attend another.

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great! Thank you!

    March 30, 2013

  • Ruth

    It was tough (my first long hike), but I was surrounded by a great group of people who were encouraging, and didn't leave me behind.

    March 30, 2013

  • Virginia da Costa

    Not today, just joined but look forward to other adventures

    March 30, 2013

  • Jennifer Sun

    Which train should I take from Westampton/Mt Holly area? Is Patco a good choice? Which station should I take off? Thanks.

    March 29, 2013

  • Howie

    Like Rose, I will be taking the train and will arrive at 9:50

    March 29, 2013

  • Marvin sherman

    Hello Sid,I will see you Sat. morning.Marvin

    March 29, 2013

  • Dorothy Nickelson

    Jack may possibly come.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    train gets in at 9:50 - but I hope you are still gathering till then.

    March 29, 2013

  • Howie

    Hi Sidney,
    Thanks for the Brooks Cascadia 7 recommendation. I can't wait to break them in next weekend !

    March 24, 2013

    • Sidney G

      The Cascadia are warmer weather shoes, though I can wear them in winter with medium to heavy wool socks. I find them great on trails.

      March 25, 2013

  • Gloria Reisman

    Love the Wissahikon!

    March 24, 2013

  • Michael R. Bridges

    Would love to but have my daughter that day. Have fun!

    March 24, 2013

  • Christine

    Wissahickon is one of my all-time favorite parks, still so much for me to explore!

    March 3, 2013

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