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Hart Park Sunset Conditioning Hike.

Join us for a late afternoon conditioning hike, finishing in evening twilight and providing unobstructed views of the Bakersfield sunset. This hike will start as late as possible each week to provide a finish near the end of Civil Twilight and a beautiful Bakersfield sunset!  With Daylight Savings Time starting March 9th, this meetup will meet an hour later starting March13, 2014

We meet at the Sheriff's shooting range near the "west" entrance to Hart Park.  I plan on changing the start time each week at successfully later times through February.  This is based on the premise that later and later times will allow more people to attend on Thursday evenings.  It will also allow for continued views of the sunset.

This one and a half hour hike is moderate because we do keep a good pace as we move up down some hills, a few which are somewhat steep and can be slippery. The total distance is about five miles with an elevation gain of around 1500 feet.   I would not recommend this hike for anyone who is not in shape. You don't have to be in great hiking shape but you do need to have a recent history of regular cardio exercise.

So, if you are looking to keep in shape and something to do, join us this Thursday afternoon at the posted start time.  A headlamp should not be needed but I always like to carry one for emergencies. 

This picture is an example of a few of the excellent hills to climb, making your heart beat and calories burn!  There are also level and down hill areas to allow recovery while still keeping on the move.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely!!!!

    March 7, 2014

  • Tony S.

    Beautiful sunset with good air circulation, and strong hiking friends to pass the time too quickly! Thanks all for coming!

    March 6, 2014

  • Thomas H.

    Had a good time

    March 6, 2014

  • Bob L.

    I should get back to town at 4:15 and hope to make the 4:45 start.

    March 5, 2014

    • Tony S.

      Give me a call Bob if you will only be a few minutes late,[masked]

      March 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there if I can be released ten minutes earlier from work. Hope To See ya on the trail

    March 4, 2014

    • Tony S.

      Give me a call Laura if you will only be a few minutes late,[masked]

      March 6, 2014

  • Cheryl L.

    I haven't joined any of your hikes yet since I joined a month ago. I will try to catch up if I can get out of work in time.

    March 5, 2014

  • Thomas H.

    Is this hike 4:45 or 3:45 considering day lights savings time or due I need a head lamp

    March 5, 2014

    • Tony S.

      It's 4:45 and no headlamp is necessary. 6:15 is still before total dark. This Sunday morning is DSvgs. Probably schedule an hour later next week.

      March 5, 2014

  • Thomas H.

    Follow the yellow brick road, I'm off to see the wizard ......lol See you all there

    March 5, 2014

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