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Brighton State Rec. Area Spring Warmup Hike

  • Mar 15, 2014 · 10:00 AM

Hike your way into Spring with a warm-up walk. We will have a slow to moderate paced 5-mile walk, looking for the first green blooms – to match St. Patrick Day costumes (and beer). Plenty of hills plus prairies & meadows.  Joanne,[masked]H.

 Meeting spot: 10am in Southfield at Tel-12 Mall, SE corner of Telegraph and 12 Mile. Park facing Telegraph, S of the Marathon station. OR meet at 10:45 at trailhead in Bishop Lake Beach parking lot; off Bishop Rd between Chilson & Bauer Roads.

Map to meeting spot in Southfield: http://goo.gl/maps/emnME

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  • Laura

    Emily and I are carpooling and will meet you all in Brighton!

    1 · March 14, 2014

    • Joanne7925

      Hi, Laura and Emily - So glad you came out today and joined us for ice cream (and lunch). Hope you decide to come out again. Next hike should be a lot easier!

      March 15, 2014

    • Laura

      Hi everybody - I had a fabulous time and hope to see you soon!

      March 16, 2014

  • Joanne7925

    Congratulations to the 9 others who joined me for this hike. The day turned out to be quite lovely after a very overcast start (looked like rain coming). Obviously not blooms and LOTS of snow, some packed and some quite soft (with some ice!!!). The five miles seemed more like 10 but we consoled ourselves with sundaes, sodas and lunch at the Yum Yum Tree after. Despite being quite pooped (someone's GPS/? said we burned 900+ calories), we decided we had a good time. But next time there is so much snow on the trail, we will do the Kahchin trail and not the Penosha (those hills didn't seem so high or so many when they weren't covered with snow!!). Thanks all for coming out!

    March 15, 2014

  • Paul

    Joanne, a friend and I are considering joining you for this hike. We are not familiar with Brighton park, but in other parks we have walked in recently, the trails have been packed snow (from other walkers) and were very slippery. We needed Yak Traks and hiking poles and then we still had to be very careful.
    Do you know what we can expect on the Brighton trail? Given the recent snow fall and warming temperatures on Friday and Saturday, do you think these trails will be slippery?

    March 13, 2014

    • Susie C.

      I was there but nobody else was! Next time I'll get the phone number of the event host. The trails were mostly ice!

      March 15, 2014

    • Joanne7925

      Hi, Susie - I'm sorry that you didn't find us. We 10 met at the place and time specified in the meetup description, Bishop Lake Beach parking lot (south off of Bishop Lake Road, between Bauer Road and Chilson Road). To my knowledge, that beach is the only one in Brighton Rec. Area.

      March 15, 2014

  • Diane

    What a workout we had. We got 5 miles in and I know I really felt the last mile. The trail started getting slushier at the end making it more work to get through the snow. Sun was shining and birds were singing. It was a beautiful day for a hike.

    March 15, 2014

  • Joe O.

    Hello everyone. I am truly sorry I was unable to attend today. I found out last minute that my company was having everyone work the weekend. Hopefully it wasn't to muddy out, and that everyone enjoyed the hike. But I am going to get back to work, everyone have a good weekend. :)

    March 15, 2014

  • Julie

    I will meet you at the trailhead in Bishop Lake Beach parking lot.

    March 14, 2014

  • Emily P.

    Does anyone in the detroit area want to carpool?

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Joe O.

    As long as I don't have to work I'll be there!

    March 10, 2014

  • Susie C.

    I grew up in the Brighton area so I will meet at the parking lot.

    March 7, 2014

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