9 Mile VERY Strenuous Hike at JMF with the Winter Beech Leaves

A 9 mile hike at a fast pace with seemingly endless  hills - equivalent to HFH Level 5

Limit:  (waiting list available)

DifficultyVery Strenuous

PacePretty Fast (3 mph)

Distance9 miles

Duration3+ hrs

Why: To go for a long walk in the woods

Route: Welcome Center to the Yost Area via the connector, around the Yost loop, then back the way we came

Maps: Horine AreaPaul Yost Area

What to bring: Water, snacks if you want them

Pets: Dogs, cats and hamsters are welcome if they're used to walking long distances

Special Considerations: Steep hills, rocky/uneven terrain, briars. Slight chance of a tick or skunk. No poison ivy, no poisonous snakes.

Regroup procedures: We will regroup as necessary or hike together, depending on the pace of the participants.  No one will be left to finish on their own.

Questions or concerns: Many common concerns are addressed in the Frequently Asked Questions About Speed Hikes discussion thread. Please also feel free to post in the comments below, or message the event host.

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  • Mary K

    Great Hike!!! Especially the Hamster! Phenomenal and awe inspiring!!!

    March 9, 2013

  • Chris

    Thank you for great hike and great company. Like Tippi, I can't walk anymore, heck I can't get out of the car.

    March 9, 2013

  • Bob Walker

    Great to see you out this morning. With the mild weather and the mostly dry trails, I bet you had a good hike.

    March 9, 2013

  • tippi

    wonderful hike. had a great time with everyone, beautiful day and no kidding, seemingly endless hills. I am sore. but feel invigorated. thanks hosts.

    March 9, 2013

  • Dale Laird

    I'm at the Welcome Center. Is that incorrect.

    March 9, 2013

  • george a garr

    Michael,which way are we going on the loop. I might me late and have to catchup. Thanks.

    March 9, 2013

  • Michael E

    I'll call you tonight Doris. Sorry you can't go Tom. Hope your dog's leg gets better soon. And Tony, what's so funny about beech leaves? Just wait till the skunk hike.

    March 8, 2013

    • Tony Shulthise

      This cracked me up... "Dogs, cats and hamsters are welcome if they're used to walking long distances"

      March 8, 2013

  • Doris McGuire

    Interested in going, but you'd need to call me tonight [masked]

    March 8, 2013

  • Tom Cowley

    Sorry to change my mind so late. Wanted to take the dog but she hurt her leg chasing rabbits so will go on a slower hike instead. Sorry to miss it.

    March 8, 2013

  • Tony Shulthise

    Glad to see you are back, Michael! Along with your funny event descriptions.

    March 8, 2013

  • tippi

    hey chris, are we not on the charity hike at the same time? I want to go on this one too. so I am unrsvp'ing from charity hike.

    February 26, 2013

    • Chris

      This one is a lot better. Come on with us on this one!

      February 26, 2013

  • Chris

    Can't wait to go on this one.

    February 25, 2013

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