Event worked out very well....the Orientation was interesting, the dogs beautiful, and I actually saw some of our members out walking the dogs. The hike was terrrific...the snow was not that deep, soft and mushy, so in some places it was a bit of a slow go, but almost no ice. Thanks for all who came. (BTW...two people showed up for the hike that I'd like to identify...I don't see their RSVPs and i can't find them in the members list. They are Bill and Danielle. If you know them, or if are Bill or Danielle, please email me a link to your member profile so I can add you to the RSVP list. Thanks.)
0 · March 11
Hey People....The hike will start at 12:30. Don't know what the conditions will be like....the snow near me (and I live close to the park) is about 6 inches deep, wet and heavy. Unless we get some serious freezing temps tonight, there should not be a lot of ice by noon tomorrow...but you never know. It never hurts to bring traction aides (Although in the conditions I expect, I think poles will be more useful.) Keep in mind that Graham Hills is hilly. And the trails are rough....Rockefeller Preserve it's not. Bring some water...the hike may be short but you'll probably want a drink. And a snack.
If you get closed out of the Orientation, you could head over to the Park early and do a mini loop or wander around the isles of nearby Sam's Club (you don't need to be a member to enter, just to buy anything) and marvel at the size of the packaging.
1 · March 8
I was wondering with the snow if the hike is still on? Is the hike in the woods and what type of shoes do I need. Not sure if I can attend the orientation can I arrive to walk the dogs and then go on the hike. I will not be able to volunteer at this location because it is far from the house. I would love to help walking a dog. I have a golden which will stay home.
0 · March 8
Friday, 1:10 PM....Just confirmed with Pets Alive that the Orientation is on for tomorrow. It starts at 10 AM, but again, get there early to be sure to get a spot. The guy I spoke to did not think the doors would be open before 9:30...so certainly get there before that! The hike will be on no matter what. I'll send an email later with a bit more info on that.
0 · March 8