To celebrate the major feature of Houston's climate, the summer heat, and the endurance we hardy Houstonians proudly exhibit, let's do an extra long walk. We will meet early at Cleveland Park so we can finish before the worst of the day.
Please note the earlier than usual start time. This is a long hike and the plan is to be off the trail and out of the heat by Noon because the last 3/4 of a mile is in full sun. We will start walking at 7:15. If you are running late, meet us at the first gathering point or call me for help.
Hike Map: Click Here.
After hike celebration at the
Canyon Creek Cafe - 6603 Westcott: Click Here.
The hike is in three stages:
1. Hike along Memorial Drive and the golf course loop to the Arboretum Visitors Center where there is water and bathrooms. This is about five miles and mostly in the sun.
2. After a break follow the Arboretum outer loop trail, leave the park toward 610 and follow the sidewalk to Post Oak then along the back streets to San Felipe and on to Willowick. This is about four miles and mostly shaded. We will take a break at the Shell station to resupply on water, Gatorade and snacks.
3. The last four miles will be a tour of the partly shady River Oaks streets before hitting the Buffalo Bayou trail for the sunny last 3/4 of a mile.
This is a long hike and our members hike at different speeds so the group may get spread apart. We ask everyone to bring a copy of the map for reference, so if you get separated it will be easy to find the gathering points.