Fast-paced no-stops two/four/six (nearly seven) miles evening hike at Highbanks

We will do the south loop first (see below), go by our cars for the 2-milers and possibly pick up late people (should be there between 6:40-6:50 depending on conditions), then go the north loop and come back to the cars again for the 4-milers (people who want to do 4 miles), and then re-do the south loop for the 6-milers!

Hikers with smartphones are encouraged to keep track of where they are during the hike with an application like runtastic (I use if on my android phone, and it is pretty nice)!

Pace: jack-rabbit rate (Thanks Doug)[masked] miles/hour.

Please join us only if you feel comfortable with this speed and these settings! Otherwise, make sure you have a map of the park and a GPS-smartphone.

We will be leaving promptly 5 minutes after the announced time so please plan to come early!

If you happen to come late, you can wait in the car, and we should be back there for the second loop and third loop (see above too).

Sorry; no dogs are allowed due to park regulations.

Here is the starting location in google maps (the center of this map is where we will be meeting):,+-83.029639&hl=en&sll=40.150074,-83.029636&sspn=0.001108,0.001553&t=h&mra=ls&z=18

In words: enter Highbanks Metro Park (from route 23), drive past the nature center, turn left, drive maybe a quarter of a mile, and park at the 3rd parking lot you see (the one with playground and toilets)!

Just for info we will be going on these trails (in sequence):

FIRST AND THIRD LOOP: Dripping rock, Overlook, Dripping rock, Oak coves,

SECOND LOOP: Dripping Rock, Oak coves

Weather issues: I will try to cancel the meeting around 1-3 hours earlier and I will send an email if there will be heavy rain or thunderstorms! If it is light rain, we will keep it up and just carry a raincoat (or an umbrella??? )!

Shoes, clothes: just wear *comfortable* hiking (or walking) shoes and comfortable clothes. It can get pretty cold, so make sure you dress for the weather!

My cell phone: I usually email my phone number to the members of the group a few hours (3?) before the hike just in case anyone is lost. Please save it and use it if anyone has any trouble during the hike. I will charge you 40 cents per text message (my get-rich-quick scheme)! If I do not, and you do want to be able to contact me, please email me through this web page, and I will email you back my cell phone number.


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  • Veronika

    So sorry, will not be able to attend the Thursday hikes anymore. Will be moving to Dayton! Will miss you guys!

    May 31, 2013

    • Janice

      You will be missed Veronika (you already are!) If you find yourself in the area again some Thursday night you know where to find us! Best wishes to you both! Janice

      1 · May 31, 2013

    • Veronika

      Thanks so much, Janice. I miss you,too. Happy trails everyone!!!!!!!

      May 31, 2013

  • Stelios

    People say it was hot ... I do not buy it .... my Mediterranean blood says it was fine weather. Fun company as usual.

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Janice

    Great company! Great workout! Always a good time!

    May 30, 2013

  • Andrew R

    It was hot but bearable.

    May 30, 2013

  • Brian M.

    I won't be able to make it tonight but I'll do the next one

    May 30, 2013

  • Barbara J.

    Stelios, cannot make the hike this evening. See you next week.

    May 30, 2013

  • Stelios

    Weather is supposed to be ... well I will not jinx it ... If anybody needs my cell number ... please email me by clicking on my picture and then click on the "send email" link. See you all at 6 sharp.

    May 30, 2013

  • Barbara J.

    no rain next Thurs--PLEASE

    May 24, 2013

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