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Lebanon Hills - Last hike of the year???

  • Dec 29, 2012 · 11:00 AM
  • Lebanon Hills Regional Park

A quick hike to explore the trails in the winter weather.  At this time, we are unaware of what the trail conditions will be like on Saturday, use your best judgement in determining if you are comfortable/capable of hiking on possibly icy and slippery trails.

  • Route: Unpaved trails.  Exact route dependent on trail conditions

    Length: Approx. 3 - 5 miles

    Duration: Approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

    Surface: *CAUTION! Possibly wet, icy, snow covered and slippery! Grasses, soil, occasionally gravel/small rocks.

    Conditions: Some elevation changes.

    Difficulty:  Moderate  *Please FIRST check with your doctor (BEFORE RSVP'ing "YES") if you are concerned about your physical capabilities/limitations.

  • OTHER

    Hike Time: Meetup outside the Visitor's center at or before 11:00 A.M.. We will start hiking right at 11:00 Am

    Scenery: Woods, lakes, snow, tourists.

    Amenities: Free parking in the park, no sticker required.

    Weather: At this time, looks to be about the 20's.

    Recommended:  Wear comfortable hiking foot gear with good traction (consider bringing snowshoes, yaktracks or stablicers), water, snack, clothing appropriate for the chilly/wet weather and activity level.

    Please, No Kids, No Dogs, No +1's: Only registered members of Twin Cities Hiking Meetup may attend this hike.

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  • Della

    Really appreciate the organizers and comraderie of those who attend these hikes. It has helped me tremendously to focus on hiking in a year that was pretty stressful for me. Thanks to all.

    December 29, 2012

  • Scott H.

    Thanks Susan & John! You did a good job hosting the hike!

    December 29, 2012

  • patty

    Fabulous!

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Exactly how does a hike become "full"? It is a regional park after all.

    December 29, 2012

    • Susan104

      You are right Tyler - the park is open to anyone who wants to come out and hike/ski/sled, etc. This hike was limited to 12 people and after 12 people signed up, the hike was "full". People were welcome to still go out to the park, hike on their own, with friends, or schedule their own meet-up hike.

      December 29, 2012

  • Susan104

    Great hike everyone - thanks for coming out and celebrating the end of the year with us!. I appreciate all the help navigating. John - you were a fabulous co-host/sweep. Can't wait for lots more hikes in 2013!

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    lasted a bit more than 2 hours, we went 4.8 miles. Weather was great, cold but not windy, good group of people, nice pace, not too fast, not too slow

    December 29, 2012

  • Cindy

    Id like to suggest doing a 1:00 group since we have a waitlist!

    December 28, 2012

    • Susan104

      Cindy and Kathy - if you would like to organize a 1:00 hike, feel free to do so under Suggested Meetups. Then drop me a note and I will get it posted for you. Thanks for stepping up!

      December 28, 2012

  • Cheryl N

    Actually I can't make this group Saturday. Pressed wrong button

    December 28, 2012

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