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Thursday Afternoon Fairly Strenuous 4.5 Mi Fitness Hike at JMF

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  • Jefferson Memorial Forest

    11311 Mitchell Hill Rd
    Tom Wallace Recreation Center
    Fairdale, KY (map)

    38.085705 -85.767759

  • Outside the Welcome Center

  • A strenuous 4.5 mile Fitness hike for those who feel the need for speed on the Siltstone and Purple Heart trails at Jefferson Memorial Forest. There are lots of very steep hills, so it's not easy.

    * Difficulty level: Strenuous due to steep hills

    * Distance and Pace: 4.5 miles, a fast pace workout

    * Regrouping: We will regroup twice during the hike

    * What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, water

    * Special considerations: Very small chance of poisonous snakes and skunks.

    * Route:  - From the Welcome Center on the Siltstone Trail to the Purple Heart Trail, counter clockwise around the Purple Heart, then back the way we came.

    MapQuest Link to Welcome Center http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?city=f...

    Directions to Welcome Center: 1. From I-65 take I-265 West (Gene Snyder Freeway). 2. Take the New Cut Road exit and turn left (south). 3. Travel approximately 1.2 miles. At the yellow flashing light, turn right onto Mitchelll Hill Road. 4. Travel 1.5 miles. Turn left into the Welcome Center parking lot (11311 Mitchell Hill Road). The Welcome Center is a white, two-story building with a red roof.

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  • Chris

    Due to the extremely muddy conditions, especially on the Siltstone part of the trail we feel this hike is dangerous at this time. We are making the painful decision to cancel. We are sorry about this but will return in full force with usual faster hikes on Tue/Thu next week. Looking forward to the time change and seeing everybody next week. Thank you for your understanding.

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Adam Hanrahan

    Not going to be able make it too many tests

    March 6, 2013

  • Erin Aghamehdi

    Unless I'm not sick by thurs, I'm out :(

    March 5, 2013

  • Eric

    Looks like it will be a mess.

    March 5, 2013

    • Chris

      I agree with you.

      March 5, 2013

    • Erin Aghamehdi

      Agreed....and I just came down with whatever sinus/nose/ear infection thing thats going around with my coworkers....I'll have to bow out unless I make a miraculous recovery.

      March 5, 2013

  • Eric

    I am thinking about hiking this to find my Hiking for Health level and would like to show up around 3 ish if that would be okay?

    March 4, 2013

    • Chris

      Can't type on this phone tonight. I will be there early and make a decision.

      March 5, 2013

    • Eric

      I am going to cancel with all this rain and now snow we are supposed to get today and overnight tonight.

      March 5, 2013

  • Erin Aghamehdi

    I'll do my best to attend this event with Samson, my dog. However, if work runs late, I'll have to bow out :(

    March 4, 2013

  • tippi

    Mason will hate me for this NO, but I have to be at a party by 6:30. I will likely be out there earlier around 3:00 or 3:30 if you want to do a pre-hike.

    March 4, 2013

    • Chris

      We can do that. I need to get in shape for the Saturday 9+ mile one, anyway.

      March 4, 2013

  • Katielovesbacon

    According to google maps I should be able to make it there on time. But around rush hour, I may be a little late.

    February 27, 2013

    • Chris

      We will wait for you.

      1 · February 27, 2013

  • Chris

    Time change is coming. More and more daylight. We will adjust the starting times accordingly until we reach the final 6:30pm time slot.

    February 25, 2013

Cancelled

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