I still can't believe 75 people showed up to the Memorial Park Night Hike!!!
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I have a corporate inventory coming up on Jan. 7, so I will be pretty much living at work every day until then. However, since so many people loved the night hike, and several asked why there wasn't a hike scheduled for this coming weekend, I decided to throw in a Terry Hershey Night Hike. I know we just did a monster day hike there, but this will be different...only about 6 miles for one thing. :-)
We will start out at the Dairy Ashford parking lot near the center of the trail. From there we will stay on the dirt trails headed west and then east...finishing up back at Dairy Ashford. For those of you who attended the Memorial Park Night Hike, this will be more challenging with some narrower paths and more downed trees and obstacles. This hike will be at a slower pace due to those obstacles. I will be relying on those of you familiar with this trail to help out those who are not with some of these obstacles. (downed trees to climb over, etc.)
I am going to prehike the route on Monday to ensure there will be no surprises for us during the night hike.
headlamp, warm layers, gloves & hat, snack, water, whistle, sense of adventure. I recommend hiking boots for this hike.
If you are afraid of the dark you are welcome to bring a rosary and a woobie. :-)
We'll plan to eat something afterward...maybe Cici's Pizza since it is close and fast.
Please leave home a little early to be at the trailhead on time.
**** A word about the upcoming Beginner Backpacking Trip ****
Many of you have expressed interest in this trip, but I think some are intimidated by it. First, make sure to look at the posting for it. If you do not think you have the right gear for this trip, please post it. There are many people who have spare gear or can share theirs. Two people can share a regular tent...one can carry the tent itself, and one can carry the poles. If you don't have a sleeping bring a heavy blanket in a stuff sack. For stoves, one person can carry the stove, one can carry the fuel, and various people can carry food, pots, etc. This is meant to get you acquainted with carrying some extra weight without killing you. This is a precursor to possible larger backpacking trips in the future over multiple nights...a longer section of the Lonestar Trail, a week on the Appalachian Trail, etc. If you really want to go but are intimidated or feel this is beyond your ability, please contact me, Tom, or another veteran member so we can answer your questions and help you in any way we can.