This was my old hiking Meetup Group, it is now closed. I'm leaving it up for archival purposes (with a slight name change), to provide a record of what was done so it can be used as a guide to places and hikes you may not know about; many hikes from short to very long are described. At some future point the group will be removed.
Please see my new Meetup group, Madison Power Hiking. I'm only interested in hosting my long and fast-paced power hikes, so a new group was needed.
No more hikes will be scheduled here. Many thanks to those who did join me on my day hikes, some of which were real challenges. The hike descriptions will stay, but the photos from 2013 and 2014 have been removed and some of them transferred to the new Meetup Group, Madison Power Hiking.
Membership is now permanently closed, requests to join will be ignored. It's not possible now to actually close membership, so the approval requirement was done to prevent anyone from joining; requests will be simply ignored. You do not need to join to view the site's content, it is viewable by all. The previous member list has been pared down to under 50 members, leaving just the people who did a hike with me so the attendee lists would remain intact, and no more will be added.