Close-enough-to-Hall­oween Night Hike - Barr Trail

A hike followed by a campfire. Another group is doing this two weeks before and I really like the idea, so in typical copy-cat style, let's make this happen!

I've done this trail a bunch of times during the day, plus, the aforementioned night hike, so we shouldn't get TOO lost. As you've learned from Halloween movies, stick with the group. No going off on your own!

If you want to eat ahead of time with us, let's meet for Italian food at Cafe Panuzzos Italian Eatery at 5:30.  I'd especially recommend this to new members so you're not hiking in the dark with strangers.

Bring:
- A small flashlight
- Glostick, preferably as a necklace
- Bugspray (you can leave the sunscreen behind)
- Bottle of water
- Short sleeve work-out clothes. It's night time, but in Florida, so it should still be pretty warm
- A sweatshirt in case I'm wrong
- Maybe something to snack on

For the post-campfire:
- $3 camping fee. Not sure if this technically counts as camping, but it's the nice thing to do, since we're using their grounds
- Smores and/or grillables
- A log for the campfire, doesn't matter what size (if you can't get ahold of one, don't worry about it)
- A chair/blanket to sit on

We'll drop this off at a firepit toward the beginning, so no need to worry about dragging it with you the whole way. I'll bring a cooler full of ice that you're welcome to store your food in while we hike.

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  • Jason

    Thanks everyone who came out!

    November 3, 2013

  • Daphnie

    woke up terribly sick today.... sorry I missed it

    November 2, 2013

  • James S.

    We're still on trail, don't turn around

    November 2, 2013

  • Mike

    We just got out of dinner, so headed over now. Be about 10 min late

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Jason

    I'm here and we've got a reservation. Yay.

    November 2, 2013

  • Michael Z.

    I may join for the hike, but I'll see you all for dinner. I'll be a little late though.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Greg

    Is this still on? A little rainy today thought I'd check. Im going to try to make it if so

    November 2, 2013

    • Mike

      Yep, still on

      1 · November 2, 2013

  • Michael C.

    I may join for dinner and I may bring a friend, looks like we will have quite a turn up for dinner

    November 2, 2013

    • Mike

      Awesome, looking forward to meeting both of you.

      November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me and my guest plan on coming for dinner.

    November 2, 2013

    • Mike

      Awesome, see you both at dinner.

      November 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too! And my guest!

      1 · November 2, 2013

  • James S.

    I plan on coming for dinner also.

    November 2, 2013

    • Mike

      Thanks, James. See you there also.

      November 2, 2013

  • Nicole

    This is so much fun, gee I wish I could make it! I hope everybody has fun and maybe we can do this again!

    Nicole

    November 2, 2013

    • Mike

      Thanks, Nicole. Sorry you can't make it, but depending on how this goes, I will probaby do this sort of thing again.

      November 2, 2013

  • Jesse

    Hey Mike, I'll be joining for dinner if you're making reservations ahead of time.

    November 1, 2013

    • Mike

      Thanks, Jesse. I'll guesstimate how many of us are coming (I'm pretty good at that sort of thing), so if you want to come to dinner, no need to RSVP. Just show up.

      November 2, 2013

  • Amit

    how long is the hike trail? 5mile loop?? I remember reading that somewhere in the posts but now I cant find it.

    November 1, 2013

    • Bryan

      Mike had replied to me and said 5 miles, that's where you saw it.

      November 2, 2013

    • Amit

      oh cool thanks for confirming! I hope it stays dry in the evening!

      November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a really cool idea, I'm new to the group and this will be my first event. Anyway I can help out for this event/bring items we need. If anything I'll bring a drinks/smokes for the campfire (:

    November 1, 2013

    • Mike

      Cool. Hope to make this a great first event. Just bring whatever you want to throw on the campfire. I'll bring smores stuff, but if you want to bring hotdogs or brats, feel free. Forgot to mention in the description, but there's no alcohol allowed, so remember to predrink. (kidding about the predrinking)

      November 1, 2013

  • Josh D.

    Sounds like fun - does anybody want to carpool from the winter park/maitland area? If you're coming from downtown orlando we could meet somewhere and drive up as well...

    November 1, 2013

  • Denise C.

    My friend Sabrina and I will meet for dinner. Does anyone have an approximate time till when the event will end?

    October 30, 2013

    • Mike

      Awesome, we look forward to meeting you both. I'd guesstimate it will be over by 9:30/10:00. Really depends on how long we want to hang around the campfire.

      October 30, 2013

  • Daphnie

    Where do we park and meet up? Can I have a contact number?

    October 29, 2013

    • Daphnie

      Lol Jason. Thanks mike. I'll meet for dinner :)

      1 · October 30, 2013

    • Mike

      We look forward to meeting you, Daphnie. Jason, I was going to say that if you're a no-show and we notice a flare during the hike, I'll text you where we are.

      October 30, 2013

  • Daphnie

    this sounds fun! I love this kind of stuff. Great idea for a scary movie...walking through the woods with a bunch of people you dont know! woo hoo

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Bryan

    How close is camp fire to where we will hike? Can we tailgate? How long (miles) is the trail?

    October 28, 2013

    • Mike

      Forgot to answer the tailgating question. According to Google, the trail is only an 8-minute drive from dinner, but you're welcome to drive with me if you want.

      October 29, 2013

    • Bryan

      Gotcha. I meant tailgate around the fire. ..but looks like we couldn't. Thanks!

      October 29, 2013

  • Jason

    Awesome!

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Chris

    Usually I see night hikes on a full moon. This one might kinda spooky seeing how it will be closer to the new moon.

    October 27, 2013

    • Mike

      Possible, but unlikely. When I went a few weeks ago, there was a full moon, but there were so many trees above us, the moon really didn't give a whole lot of extra light.

      October 27, 2013

  • Mike

    Just wanted to let everyone know that although there's only a small handful RSVPed for this, it's still on. See you guys next Saturday!

    October 26, 2013

  • Corinna

    Just realized I have a gala this night. Sorry

    October 20, 2013

  • Corinna

    I'll be at the dinner too

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • K or KC (.

    I so would have loved to do this. In Sept i went on a night time hike in the woids 45 min outside Columbus, OH & loved it. Sadly for this event I'll be in CA still visiting my best friend.

    October 9, 2013

    • Mike

      Sorry you can't make it, but CA sounds fun also.

      October 9, 2013

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