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

Halloween's only seven months away.  Let's celebrate early with a hike followed by a campfire.  We did this before and it turned out great!

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. Things get much warmer once you start moving. 
- A sweatshirt
- Maybe something to snack on
- If you can spare it, a few bucks to reimburse me for the firewood


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 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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  • Alex

    I thought getting lost was the best part! It was a fantastic idea and I'd love to do another nighttime walk in the future.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Chesca

    Always a fun group... if only they would WAIT for the others next time... ;-) I don't mind getting lost... but comon guys... stick together... LOL!!!

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Vu

    Don't leave us. We had to run to the store again.

    March 23, 2014

  • Steve

    Got called in to work so I wont be able to make it :(

    March 23, 2014

  • laura

    Just got back from Silver Springs. Don't think there is enough time to make it out there. darn. Have a smore for me!

    March 23, 2014

  • Chesca

    On my way to dinner... I know its too early... Ill wait... bringing some Filipino Hotdogs for the bonfire... hehehe... got some extra mallows and Gatorade too to add...

    March 23, 2014

    • Mike!

      Sounds like a feast. Never had Filipino hotdogs (unless there're like regular hotdogs). Should be fun to try.

      March 23, 2014

  • Sachin

    Running few minutes late for dinner....

    March 23, 2014

    • Mike!

      Take your time. We'll be here.

      March 23, 2014

  • Gabby

    Oh, I'd like to come to the dinner but won't be eating (food allergies), is that ok? Sorry for asking last minute!

    March 23, 2014

    • Jesse

      Should be fine I would think.

      March 23, 2014

    • Mike!

      Yeah l, there'll be plenty of paying customers, so it should be no big deal.

      March 23, 2014

  • Mike!

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight. All the details will be handled, just show up and have fun. That said, if whoever has a few extra bucks can chip in to help cover the firewood, glowsticks, and smores, that'd be awesome.

    2 · March 23, 2014

  • Lizzy B.

    My babysitter cannot watch the girls tonight, so alas we are up the creek without a paddle. ;)

    March 23, 2014

    • Mike!

      Sorry to hear that, but I'm glad I got to kayak with you and Omar. See yall at the next thingamabob.

      March 23, 2014

  • Gabby

    Hey! This will be my first meetup with you guys and I'm excited, I need more hiking in my life! Also, I tend to get lost so expect a phone call from me, lol...

    March 22, 2014

    • Mike!

      Welcome to the group, Gabby. A lot of us are directionally challenged, so feel free to call if you get lost. People at meetups are almost always welcoming, so don't worry about not knowing anyone.

      March 22, 2014

  • Tiffany Z.

    This will be my first meetup with the group! Looking forward to it and will see ya at the restaurant :)

    March 18, 2014

    • Mike!

      It'll be a blast! Definitely come to the dinner before so you can meet everyone before you go hiking .

      March 18, 2014

  • Chesca

    Is alcohol permitted??? ;-) And does anyone know how to play guitar in the group??? Sorry... just feelin the spirit of campfire here... LOL...

    March 12, 2014

    • Mike!

      New rule: if you drink (and if you do, keep it on the mum), you must sing.

      March 18, 2014

    • Chesca

      Awww yeahhhh!!!!

      1 · March 18, 2014

  • laura

    I hope I get back from Silver Springs in time- so I'm really a maybe. Love smores and singing slightly off key. ;)

    2 · March 17, 2014

  • Daphnie

    Crap just remember I have out of town guests coming in that day ugghh

    March 12, 2014

  • Daphnie

    Sounds fun! Looking forward to it

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Alex

    What kind of terrain will the hike be on? (flat/steep/mixed)?

    March 9, 2014

    • Mike!

      Hi, Alex. In typical Florida fashion, the trail will be mostly flat, but with a lot of roots. It will feel like we're hiking along the top of a small hill most of the way.

      March 9, 2014

  • maha

    Any objections to bringing my dog?

    February 25, 2014

    • Mike!

      Sorry, just saw this comment (I've really gotta email tech support about this). No objections to bringing your dog from here, particularly if they like smores.

      February 27, 2014

  • Lizzy B.

    I assume this is not baby-wearing friendly? Lol. How many miles is the hike?

    February 11, 2014

    • Mike!

      The hike is a little over 2 miles each way. I suppose with a baby backpack you could do it.

      February 11, 2014

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