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This is a group for anyone interested in hiking. We do a variety of trails from very easy to difficult, predominately within 45 minutes of Wilbraham, Massachusetts. All skills levels are welcome. Almost all hikes are on a weekend day, and occur year round except for around the time of some holidays. This is a great way to get in shape, or stay in shape, and a way to meet nice people.

The Wilbraham Recreation Department (WRD) sponsors this club, and requires each hiker to fill out a Liability Waiver Form only once, prior to or at their first hike. Several family member names can be added to the form by a parent or guardian.  Sorry, but the WRD does not allow dogs to hike with this group. 

Things to keep in mind for ALL hikes
Always bring water.
Hiking boots are best for unpaved trails.
Bring one or two poles if needed for stability or joint issues.
Trail snacks usually include fruit, granola, nuts, or cheese.
If anyone gets a blister, hike leaders usually have first-aid supplies.
A small backpack is helpful.
Pack an extra pair of wool socks.
Bring insect repellent or mesh headgear during bug season.
"NERD UP": tuck pants into socks to try to avoid ticks.
For reasons related to health and to forest safety, all hikes are smoke-free.


A note about conduct
We are a group of like-minded people who enjoy getting together to hike and be outdoors. Although members often develop friendships (and sometimes relationships) outside of the group, Meetup.com and the Wilbraham Hiking Club are not designed primarily to encourage dating or unwanted romantic attention.

It's very important that all members of the club feel welcome on all of our hikes. So please: respect the boundaries of your fellow hikers. It's appropriate to contact someone through the meetup site ,or through email or phone information that the member has given you, but encroaching beyond a person's comfort level is inappropriate. People who cross the line after being warned will be excluded from future hikes.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:00 PM

    Wednesday night hike at Mt. Warner, Hadley, MA

    2 Hikers attending
  • Sunday, September 4, 2016 9:00 AM

    Mt. Warner, Hadley, MA

    28 Hikers attending
  • Monday, September 5, 2016 8:00 AM

    Choose your walk length: 17-18 feet to 17-18 miles on the Norwottuck Rail Trail

    7 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:00 PM

    Mt. Warner, Hadley, MA

    1 Hikers attending
  • Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:30 AM

    Mt. Tom -- Easthampton, MA

    18 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:00 PM

    Mt. Warner, Hadley, MA

    1 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:00 PM

    Wilbraham Hiking Club Hike Planning Meeting

    4 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:00 AM

    Acadia National Park, Maine

    21 Hikers attending
  • Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:30 AM

    Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

    14 Hikers attending
  • Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:00 AM

    Appalachian Trail to Prospect Mountain and Rand's View, Falls Village, CT

    6 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:00 PM

    Mt. Warner, Hadley, MA

    1 Hikers attending
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:00 AM

    Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Hamden, MA

    7 Hikers attending
  • Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:30 AM

    Section 20, Metacomet Trail, CT'

    13 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:00 PM

    Mt. Warner, Hadley, MA

    1 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:00 PM

    Mt. Warner, Hadley, MA

    1 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:00 PM

    Mt. Warner, Hadley, MA

    1 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:00 PM

    Wilbraham Hiking Club Hike Planning Meeting

    1 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:00 PM

    Mt. Warner, Hadley, MA

    1 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:00 PM

    Mt. Warner, Hadley, MA

    1 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:00 PM

    Mt. Warner, Hadley, MA

    1 Hikers attending
 
Founded Aug 8, 2014

Organizers:

Ed Kostreba, Gerri Morgan
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