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Wolf Hill - Mercer Lookout EXERCISE Hike

  • Mar 26, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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This hike is open only to members who have completed at least two of this type of fast-paced hikes.

Before signing up for this event, please read and understand the entire Write-Up and the Liability Waiver. By signing up for this event you agree to the terms of the waiver.


Distance: 5 MILES

Time Duration: 1.5 HOURS

Blaze Orange: REQUIRED!

So long 'Cold and Miserable'.

Welcome back 'Hot and Sweaty'!

We had a great run of Sunday afternoon exercise hikes this past winter. Great fun and camaraderie was had by all. Some great friendships were forged. Many hikers discovered they had a lot more strength and stamina in them than they thought they had. And all with a minimum of wolf attacks!

This Tuesday evening we will still have a little leftover winter bite in the air, but I guarantee we will not have any problem working up a sweat.

Plan on a few wet and soft spots on the trail, and be sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight for an after-sunset exit.

I am looking forward to another great season of outrunning the wolves with you!

So update your will, put on your daring-do, and get ready to brave the dreaded woods for...

Hot and Sweaty 1,

Spring Training !

Remember, this is NOT a stop-to-smell-the-roses hike. This is an EXERCISE hike, and the spectacular views and gorgeous scenery are not relevant to the workout and are to be totally ignored. Oh... alright... occasional brief glimpses between gasping breaths to appreciate the landscape will be permitted - just so long as you don't slow us down!

New fit hikers who can keep up are always welcome.

Any takers?

5:30, sharp!

A couple of serious points:

I do not hike quite as fast as Tony does (does anybody?), but make no mistake – although we do not actually run (well.. sometimes we do), this is a fast-paced, 1½-2 hour hike designed to put you through a very vigorous workout. Rest breaks are few and brief. Muscles and lungs are going to be screaming. If you are not accustomed to this type of workout, this is probably not the right hike for you.

Hydrating well prior to hitting the trail and carrying additional water on the trail is highly recommended. Bring water!

Wear clothing appropriate for the weather, keeping in mind that you will heat up quickly. Synthetic wicking and ventilating materials throughout every layer are best for keeping you dry while sweating. Avoid cotton! (Remember the name of the series?)

Be prepared for seasonal trail conditions. There are plenty of wet and maybe even some icy areas on much of our trail. This can make for muddy and slippery going. We will adjust our speed for safety in these areas. Wear appropriate footwear!

Also, please take a few minutes to check out the tabbed sections in the brown menu banner at the top of this page. There truly is some awfully good info in there, especially in the 'Pages' section, all intended to help you in becoming a wiser, safer, and happier hiker.


Hey Mom, can I go outside and play?”

Liability Waiver

As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

Safety First!

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  • Bill

    Another fantastic hike, great end of the day lighting, liked the cool little add on at the end...

    March 27, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    Just perfect. Thanks Bob.

    March 26, 2013

  • Bob T.

    Nice small group of bad boys. Man, we moved! Thanks guys. That was GOOD!

    March 26, 2013

  • Rose

    Does this group have any hikes for beginners on saturday's?

    March 25, 2013

    • Bob T.

      We sure do, Rose, but not every Saturday. You just have to keep checking the event rating each time you get an invitation to one, and read the leader's description in the write-up to see if you feel it is within your ability. Easy ones do come along occasionally, although the majority are in the moderate range.

      March 25, 2013

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  • Bob T.
    Wilderness First Aid/CPR Certified, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Kenny P.
    Mooseologist, Snake Whisperer

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