Wolf Hill - Mercer Lookout EXERCISE Hike

  • April 2, 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.

Event Rating: STRENUOUS and FAST-PACED

Distance: 5 MILES

Time Duration: 1.5 HOURS

Blaze Orange: REQUIRED!

Leftover Chocolate Bunnies for the Leader:  REQUIRED


Anyone overdo it this weekend?

We'll be burning off about 1000 calories on the hill this Tuesday night. Just sayin'...

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

Hot and Sweaty 2,

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail !

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!   (Feeding jellybeans or peeps to the wolves is strictly prohibited.)

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! Wet clothing can cause hypothermia even above freezing. (Remember the name of the series?)

Be prepared for seasonal trail conditions. There are still plenty of wet and muddy areas on much of our trail. This can make for 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.

Bob

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 www.hikesafe.com; 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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  • Scout

    Aha, the hike has moved to Tuesday, somehow I missed that. Been standing around on Sundays wondering what's up. OK, I'll put aside time for Tuesday instead now.

    April 5, 2013

    • Bob T.

      HI!!! I was wondering where you were. Yup, it's been Tuesdays for a couple of weeks now. It will be good to see you again. btw - please note that this coming week it will be Monday.

      1 · April 6, 2013

  • Bob T.

    Wow! This was one powerful group. Here I was giving it all I had, and they were going by me like I was tied to a tree! Animals!

    April 2, 2013

    • John H.

      We are not animals! We are human beings!

      April 2, 2013

    • Bob T.

      Well, some are. :)

      April 3, 2013

  • Robert P.

    Thanks Bob for another great hike, and a nice way to cap off the day!

    April 3, 2013

  • Nancy G

    Great night for a fast walk and run. Thanks for persevering Bob despite not feeling well.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike! Great exercise! Thanks Wolfman Bob

    April 3, 2013

  • Tim

    This was a great hike!

    April 2, 2013

  • John H.

    A quick 90 minute hike on the trails, with no headlamps required. Thanks to Bob for leading us.

    April 2, 2013

  • Jerilyn S S.

    I do have your belt and bunny Wolfman!

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the directions, just got sucked into a 4:30 meeting that won't end in time to get to the hike :-( Next time!

    April 2, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    Sorry, been feeling under the weather all day today. See you next time.

    April 2, 2013

  • Richard

    Work stuff just happened

    April 2, 2013

  • Jerilyn S S.

    I dont think I will make it and dont want to hold a spot.

    April 2, 2013

  • Paula

    I'm just not ready...sorry

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What address should I punch into the GPS?

    April 1, 2013

    • Bob T.

      Try 6 Waterview Drive, Smithfield, RI. Works on the Google Maps ap.

      April 1, 2013

  • Paula

    final answer

    1 · March 31, 2013

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