Fast-paced no-stops two/five/seven miles hike at Highbanks

NEW: I made some minor changes to reflect that due to the 8pm closing time, we will be doing 6 rather than 7 miles and speed will be a bit less. Also we need to have flashlights with us just in case we need them.

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 in about 40-50 minutes), then go the north loop and come back to the cars again for the 5-milers (people who want to do 5 miles), and then re-do part of 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: approx 3.5 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.

ADDENDUM Here is the map of the hike in google maps hiking directions:


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  • Stelios

    I enjoyed the hike and the company.

    November 14, 2013

  • Lisa

    Enjoyed meeting all of you. Thanks for a great workout. See you again soon!

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Cathy Gwinn H.

    Good time tonight

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Stelios

    If anybody needs my cell # - please leave me a message below and I will email it to you. See you in a bit ....

    November 14, 2013

  • Michelle M.

    I plan on coming and trying the night hikes out:)

    November 13, 2013

  • Cathi

    Not to mention the deer.....

    November 11, 2013

  • Cathi

    I will bring the flashlight if and only if you sing Wrecking Ball loudly for me and ZKerry!

    1 · November 11, 2013

    • Stelios

      he he ... I do not want the rest of our fellow hikers to disappear howling in pain

      November 11, 2013

  • Cathi

    Sorry I cannot join you all next week. It's my birthday and I am planning to have dinner with friends. See you on the 21st...with my trusty flashlight once again :-)

    November 8, 2013

    • Stelios

      Enjoy your BirthDay! and do please being your trusty flashlight next time too.

      November 10, 2013

  • Monee

    I love nature and could use a good hike, i'd also like to meet new people can't wait

    November 8, 2013

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