Hiking at Bald Mountain Rec Area - 7 miles

Let's hike the south trail of Bald mountain rec area... It is supposed to be a 7 mile hike but it seems like there are some cross trails... For those who don't know I am training for a mountain climb in the summer... I will have my backpack but that is unnecessary... I recommend bringing water and a snack! 1-2 liters is a good idea... The hike will likely take 2-3 hours, depending on how fast we travel... After we will grab lunch at a local restaurant... I WILL be hiking the full 7 miles... I am hiking rain or shine unless there is a downpour... Feel free to call or text if you are running late or you can't find us! It is 'supposed' to be hilly terrain... Be prepared... NOTE: the weather forecast is calling for chilly temperatures that morning, you may want to dress in layers, i.e. fleece sweatshirt over a short sleeve or long sleeve tshirt... Long pants like jeans or long hiking pants that can be changed into shorts... Bring hat and gloves if you get cold easily but we will probably not need them...

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  • Lori

    It was great. My first meetup ever. Great exercise and a great group of people!

    May 19, 2013

  • Eric N.

    Since there are so many that want to go and 20+ is too many for the trail, I plan to go up there about 1:00 after lunch and get on the trail. I am new to the group. Am going backpacking in CO this summer and need to get some miles on my legs and lungs. I plan on doing the South trail. Parking is on Greenshield Rd. just west of the park HQ.

    May 8, 2013

    • Caryn ;.

      I'm wondering the same thing... I did RMNP last summer... Walked by Estes cone but didn't climb... It's beautiful!!

      May 13, 2013

    • Eric N.

      Venture Crew is a coed BSA program for 14 to 20 year - old youth. We have been active for about 6 years, now.

      May 15, 2013

  • Eric N.

    Oh, BTW, weather promises to be chilly. The weather channel says upper 40s and partly cloudy. Of course, that could change significantly in 4 days.

    May 8, 2013

    • Nicole

      Did you end up going to Bald Mountain?

      May 12, 2013

    • Eric N.

      No; could not get there early enough.

      May 13, 2013

  • Lucy

    Last comment.... I'm always looking for people to hike with during the week

    1 · April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too Lucy. Where do you live? I'm in South Lyon but willing to travel :-)

      May 11, 2013

    • Lucy

      I'm in Oak Park and also willing to travel. Here's my email [masked]

      May 12, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    Who had on the red coat with the black white and gold pants?

    May 12, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    I thought Doug was there with his orange back pack

    May 12, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    I liked the group and the pace

    May 12, 2013

    • Nicole

      Who was it that was on our hike today that was recently in the Grand Cayman Islands? I'm so sorry I forgot your name

      May 12, 2013

  • chris b.

    lot of fun. lots of great people.

    May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Caryn, I just now saw that I was moved up. Didn't catch it in time.

    May 12, 2013

  • Elona C.

    Which parking lot are we meeting in?

    May 12, 2013

  • Caryn ;.

    Okay guys, leaving shortly... Call me if you're late or whatever 7346256681... See ya soon!

    May 12, 2013

  • John B.

    I am just going to show up and assume some people will drop. They always do

    May 12, 2013

  • Nicole

    Why don't we have a group start at 9 and a group start at 10 or 1030?

    May 8, 2013

    • Nicole

      I would love to volunteer but I'm not super familiar with those trails. How much would that matter? I really want to go and it seems like there are a lot of people on the waitlist who also want to go. I think we should try to make a way where everybody can go

      May 9, 2013

    • Caryn ;.

      that is very considerate but i would need a volunteer to lead a group starting at 9 or 11 or whatever... But considering the current weather forecast, I strongly suspect a lot of people will drop out... So everyone who really wants to be there will be...

      May 10, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    am I wait listed or no?

    May 8, 2013

  • Nicole

    Why don't we have a group start at 9 and a group start at 10 or 1030?

    May 8, 2013

  • Joann

    Did the open spot get filled? I can't tell

    May 8, 2013

    • Caryn ;.

      Yes by Elona... I've set up automatic wait list movement...

      May 8, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    I want to hike -

    May 8, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    I would like to participate but a

    May 8, 2013

  • Lee K

    I have found that as many as half are no-shows...

    May 8, 2013

    • Caryn ;.

      Hi Lee... In all honesty, it depends on the event... And the weather... For me, it is usually 25% no-shows... That is why I emailed wait listed people earlier this week :-)

      May 8, 2013

  • Nicole

    I live in Rochester and my mom lives in Addison township so we are both not too far from this meet up. I thought this would be a nice thing to take her on for Mother's Day. Is there any way to add more people to this meet up?

    May 5, 2013

    • Caryn ;.

      Sorry I didn't see your post sooner... Nicole, to me hiking with more then 20 doesn't allow one to enjoy the peace of the outdoors... Sorry, but more then that is disruptive...

      May 8, 2013

  • Sam P.

    Will this be posted in AA group?

    April 30, 2013

    • Caryn ;.

      No... Too far from A2..

      1 · April 30, 2013

  • Lucy

    What mtn climb r u training for?

    April 30, 2013

    • Caryn ;.

      Hi Lucy Kilimanjaro...

      April 30, 2013

  • Lucy

    I was out there last week. The south is close to a shooting range, expect to hear a lot of noise. I did the entire north trail, about 8 miles. Some mucky area's. blue and white trail are hilly compared to the orange. Well marked.

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Elona C.

    I'm on the waiting list... Wow, that filled up fast!

    April 30, 2013

  • Jeanne D.

    Sounds great!

    April 30, 2013

  • Caryn ;.

    Hey guys, I forgot this was Mother's Day so I have to change the time sorry... We will meet at 10 and have lunch after...

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Caryn,

    I am a new member and would like to know which path are we going to cover in 7 miles? Sorry for my ignorance, what is cross trials? Thanks.

    April 29, 2013

    • Caryn ;.

      The southern portion that is near the park office and lower trout lake (unfortunately that is the best map I could find)... I just mean that instead of the trail having just a regular loop, in the middle there are places to cut across and take a shorter loop... We will follow the loop all the way back to the organization camp... And come back...

      April 30, 2013

    • Caryn ;.

      Please keep in mind I haven't hiked there in years and I am choosing a trail based on the map

      April 30, 2013

  • Roger

    attentively a YES.

    April 29, 2013

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