Wolf Hill EXERCISE Hike

  • July 23, 2013 · 5:45 PM
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This hike is open only to members who have completed at least two fast-paced hikes with this club. We burn over 1000 calories in 1½ hrs.

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

Event Rating: Level 4+, STRENUOUS and VERY FAST-PACED over very rough terrain. Recommended for members who have completed one or more Level 4 hikes.

Distance: 5-6 MILES

Time Duration: 1.5 - 2  HOURS

Blaze Orange: Not required

High heat! High humidity! Swarms of mosquitoes and biting flies! Steep, rocky hills! Very fast pace! This hike has all the fun things you are looking for in an exercise hike.

If you were there last week you won't need any convincing to come back. But if by chance you happened to miss it, be sure to jump in this week and join us for the most challenging, miserable, torturous 2 hour hike you will ever go on. And oh yeah... you will sweat!

And don't worry about the wolves - even they're not dumb enough to be running around the hill in this kind of weather.

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

Hot & Sweaty 19,


Although we do not run (well.. we do, actually), this is a fast-paced, 1½-2 hour hike designed to put you through a very vigorous workout over a lot of rough and steep areas. 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.

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?

5:45, sharp!


Hey Mom, can I go outside and play?”

A couple of serious points:

-DEET, DEET, DEET. They're out and biting worse than the wolves.

-The ticks are looking for you too! Permethrin works best. (On your clothing, not your skin.)

-Hydrating well prior to hitting the trail and carrying additional water on the trail is a must. Bring lots of water!

-A headlamp or small flashlight in your pack or pocket will come in awfully handy if we should be delayed exiting the woods for some reason.

-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?)

-Our trails are rough and loaded with toe-stubbing, ankle-twisting rocks and roots. Wear appropriate footwear! Also be prepared for seasonal trail conditions. There are often plenty of wet and muddy spots on some of our trail. This can make for slippery going. We will adjust our speed for safety in these areas.

-Lastly, please take a few minutes to check out the tabbed sections in the 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.

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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  • Samir

    I really enjoyed the hike. Thanks everyone!

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Kenny P.


    July 24, 2013

    • Bob T.

      You're quite the ornithologist, Ken!

      July 25, 2013

    • Kenny P.

      No way. It is the only call I hear on my property during dusk. It was not something I was ever familiar with when I lived in RI. It sort of reminded me of a welcoming call when I moved out here. To me it is very unique and just a simple pleasure in life. Better than hearing my voice, that is for sure.

      1 · July 25, 2013

  • Joanne

    Boot camp with a fun group, thank you Tony and Bob!

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    Glad I came back. I felt great when I got home. This group kicks keesta when it wants to. Thanks for waiting for me and thank you Tony and Bob.

    July 24, 2013

  • Jerilyn S S.

    Having these conditioning exercise hikes makes all of us stronger hikers. Tony and Bob: you both push yourselves harder for us, thank you.

    July 24, 2013

  • Bob T.

    Thanks everyone for a great hike, and for your patience waiting while that rain shower blew over. And a special thanks to Lisa from the Projo. New to our exercise hike on the hill, she easily kept up with us every step of the way - without even a hint of complaining. She even took all my ribbing in stride. A good hiker and a good sport. We hope you will join us again, Lisa!

    July 24, 2013

  • Scout

    Wahoo, what a blast. Missed these.

    July 23, 2013

    • Bob T.

      Great having you back on the trail.

      July 23, 2013

  • Marianne

    Not your average stroll through the woods. More like boot camp!! Luv it!!

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Bill G.

    backing out the sky looks ominous...

    July 23, 2013

  • Tony C.

    Rite Aid has Coleman Insect repellent with 98% Deet .

    July 23, 2013

  • Ed S.

    Sorry...nursing a sick child

    July 23, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    Been out running and walking, very muggy, bugs will be ferocious. Have fun.

    July 23, 2013

  • Marianne

    Lots of bug spray!!!

    July 23, 2013

  • Lysa A.

    Sorry, need to cancel again. Heading up North on Thursday and haven't even packed yet. Have fun everyone!

    July 22, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    It will be cooler.

    July 19, 2013

  • Samir

    I am excited.

    1 · July 19, 2013

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