Hello Fellow Hikers!
Welcome to Prime Time Hikers! Thank you for joining our diverse group of mostly “boomer aged” folks who want to get out and enjoy the beauty of N.E. Georgia. We look forward to meeting you both online and in person. When you join, please take the time to introduce yourself so we can start building a connection right from the start.
Since this is a new group, my friend Sharon and I will be taking the lead on organizing our initial excursions but as we develop we hope to have others in the group help with the planning. Our beginning hikes will occur locally and usually consist of a 1-3 mile hike into a location, a period of time for refreshing (snack, conversation, relaxation, meditation), then the hike back. If we have enough vehicles to spot at the trailhead and trail end, we can try for some 4-6 mile hikes. Of course this will depend somewhat on the ability level and capabilities of our group. We are not diehard hikers who have a strict schedule to follow and definitely don’t want to overtax ourselves. We enjoy a steady pace on easy to moderate trails. On occasion, we would like to attempt some more strenuous trails and overnight trips but for the time being we will plan day hikes that should last 2-4 hours.
Although we consider the act of walking and movement as a form of mindful meditation, we do enjoy taking a few minutes during our hike to sit quietly and contemplate or mediate. You are not required to meditate but we ask that you respect those who wish to do so by holding silence during this period. You are welcome to nap, read, sketch or journal during this time. Sharon and I both are interested in self- discovery and exploring our own spirituality and connection to nature. We would love to hear about your spiritual journeys and share our experiences.
Join us for fun journeys of discovery, sharing, exercise and developing new friendships. Trip information will be posted on this site with further details for each individual trip. Looking forward to seeing you.
Happy Trails To You,
“The forest is under my fingernails. A mountain stream runs through me. My skin smells like the rotting leaves underfoot. I inhabit these woods no less than fleeting deer or chattering chipmunks... Today, this hour, this moment, I am a Woodswalker. Nothing more, nothing less. And that once-and-future life of mine back in the lowlands is only a vague concept, a fading memory.” ~ WALK McLAUGHLIN