Wolf Hill EXERCISE Hike

  • October 22, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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This hike is open only to members who have completed at least one level 4 hike with this club. We burn over 1000 calories in 1½ - 2 hrs, so you must be accustomed to this level of exercise or you will not be able to keep up with the group and you will get left behind. In the woods. Alone. At night. And the wolves will eat you...

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+, VERY 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDpYBT0XyvA

The trail is calling.

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

This is a very fast paced hike, almost a brisk run, over a lot of rough and steep areas. It is designed to put you through a very vigorous workout for 1½-2 hours. 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?

5:30, sharp! 

Bob

Hey Mom, can I go outside and play?”


A couple of serious points:

- The mosquitoes are not as thick now, but they are still around. Bring some bug spray.

-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 when we are running around in the dark. You will need a light.

-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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  • Bob T.

    Never again, Sue. :/
    Nice Hike everyone. A beautiful sunset, great exercise, and terrific company.

    October 22, 2013

  • Sue

    Nice night for a hike. Thanks Tony and of course Bob
    Who suggested Tony Lead ;)

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    Sorry, stepped on a boulder playing whiffle ball with the school kids. My achilles is really bothering me now.

    October 22, 2013

    • Tony C.

      Kenny, I think I am going to cry .

      1 · October 22, 2013

    • Kenny P.

      Miss you too big guy.

      October 22, 2013

  • Bill G.

    Down came the rain....boo hiss...Miss you guys and gals...catch you all on a dryer day.

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    I am all yours the next time. You can abuse me if you like.

    October 22, 2013

  • Kathleen P.

    I am looking forward to hiking but not ready for a level 4 yet. When will there be a level 1? Just curious. I am doing this via android phone so it makes viewing everything very difficult, at least for me.

    October 21, 2013

    • Bob T.

      Welcome to the club, Kathleen. Level 1s come up randomly as the volunteer organizers work them into their schedule. There are usually a couple every week - sometimes midweek, sometimes weekends. As a member you will get an email invitation to each and every event the club runs just as soon as they are posted. Tip: Look for them and RSVP right away. They fill up fast.

      October 21, 2013

    • Bob T.

      BTW, it's not the greatest, but the Meetup app is better than the full web or mobile pages.

      October 21, 2013

  • John G.

    I wont make this one...got me a dinner invitation :)

    October 21, 2013

    • Bob T.

      Lucky you!

      October 21, 2013

  • Nancy

    Love the humor in this message... wish I had done 4 Level 4 already so that I could participate, but am still recuperating from a herniated disk, so Level 1s these days are more up my alley....

    October 21, 2013

    • Bob T.

      Thanks for the comment, Nancy, and welcome to the club! We'll be delighted to have you come out and play with us just as soon as you're all mended and ready,

      October 21, 2013

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