I have just started my own meetup group which (for me) is really just a supplemental group to H.A.T.S. I spoke to Hugo about starting the group, and he thought it was a good idea, so I put it together yesterday. There are certain guidelines that H.A.T.S follows that must be observed. Since Hugo was on hiatus he was nice enough to allow me to post some events that really aren't within the rules that H.A.T.S tries to follow. He will be back in February, and we really need to be following his guidelines from here on out. In order to keep doing some of these "outside the box" events, I will be posting them under my new group, Houston/Austin Hiking & Outdoors.
Once again, this will just be a supplemental group in my view. I will still mainly be doing H.A.T.S activities, and I will still be an event organizer for H.A.T.S. I just wanted to let you all know. Thank you.
1 · January 8
For all the people who want to meet at 5 pm at post oak ( uptown park) cafe express inside:
There is plenty of parking to leave the cars and carpool. So just be there, even if it rains, it may not rain by the time we start our hike!
We can carpool or follow each other to the hike. Makes it easier to find
0 · January 5
Tonight's hike will be similar in mileage to the first day of the upcoming backpacking trip, so throw in a few extra pounds for practice...even if it's just throwing a few cans of soup in a backpack. I'll be heading out soon. In the immortal words of Mills Lane, "LET'S GET IT ON!!!" :-)
0 · January 5
Even though it is chilly, do not come out in a ski parka. Wear sensible layers that you can take off and tie around your waist as you warm up hiking. A hat, scarf, and gloves go a long way toward keeping you warm. Also, even though it is not hot, you still need to hydrate well. Bring plenty of water and a snack. See you in a few hours!
0 · January 5
The rain will be gone this afternoon, and it's actually warmer than it was last week. So let's keep calm and get our hike on!!! :-) Attendance is still climbing! See you guys tonight! I'm getting there a little early to get a little dirty on the lower trails before we start our hike. Can't wait to stuff myself with pizza and salad afterward! :-)
0 · January 5
I can't wait to meet you all
0 · January 4
Ok, so here's how it's gonna go down tomorrow...You're going to wake up have some coffee and be gung ho about tomorrow night's hike. Then afternoon is going to roll around, and you're going to be comfy and warm at home. You're going to start telling yourself "Well, my knee has kind of been bothering me, and I really need to clean the kitchen. Maybe I should skip the hike." Then reality sets in. Let's be honest. You're not touching anyone's kitchen...least of all your own. And how many cookies and pieces of pie have you eaten in the last month? And aren't you sick of hearing about your coworker's latest 10k race?..and then there's the other coworker who's been bragging about how much weight they LOST over the holidays!!!and how they can do 100 pullups!!! And you remember how many pullups you can do... :-( And then you put on your hat, gloves, scarf, and coat, you remember what a great hiking group this is and what great company we are, and you drive your butt to Terry Hershey. :-)
9 · January 4
BTW, newcomers...This is a very diverse hiking group...all cultures, backgrounds, religions, countries of origin, employment fields. The youngest member is 19, and the most senior is in their 70's. Some of our members have done Base Camp Everest and some considered staggering 2 blocks to Starbuck's in the morning a hike before joining us. About half of the group on the Terry Hershey hike will be brand spanking new! That is very exciting! We are happy to have you! I look forward to meeting everyone tomorrow. I get asked fairly often to send people whatever photos I take of them so they can share with friends and family. As always, I will have my camera in tow, and I will try to take as many photos as possible. I do some running around back and forth within the group, but I will be toward the front most of the time. For those of you who want to be sure I get some pics of you, don't be shy. Let me know. FYI, usually the people who are hiking near me get the most camera time. :-)
1 · January 4
I love to camp and I am also willing to help with the sharing of equipment. I have never done a hiking camping trip before. I am prepared to try it! This is what life is all about. Looking forward to meeting new people and exploring the great outdoors that God has given us.
0 · January 1
Lots of new people signed up! Very exciting! More than half of the last hike were new, so we're looking forward to meeting you all. You can pick up an inexpensive headlamp at Academy starting at about $15, but you can get by with a flashlight or just mooch off of someone else's light if you really need to.
2 · December 31
Alright! Let's see if we can beat 75! I'm uploading more photos to my Flickr site tonight. If you would like to see lots of pics from some of our other hikes and trips, you can check out my Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/co...
It isn't completely up to date, but it gives you some ideas.
0 · December 30