Tuesday Afternoon Fairly Strenuous 4.5 Mi Fitness Hike at JMF

 

New Starting Time 6:30pm

Please be on time


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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  • lucy cooper

    Mary and Chris are the sweetest!

    1 · May 8

    • Chris

      Lucy you are a sweet girl and we always love for you to come to our hikes. You are getting better and better each week.

      1 · May 8

  • lucy cooper

    I want to come but I need to start @ 6:00 . I guess y'all will be passing me .. yeah I'm that slow :)

    May 7

    • Chris

      You did a great job, Lucy. It is always nice to see you!

      1 · May 7

    • Eric

      Excellent Lucy!!

      May 8

  • Eric

    Nice hike again! Thanks everyone!!!!!

    May 8

  • Martha Blanford

    sorry i couldn't make it. Hope to get back soon.

    May 7

    • Chris

      Hope you can make it next time.

      May 7

  • Jerry Beckum Jr.

    Had fun on both hikes! Chris you need to take better care of your phone! Shouldn't just leave it laying on the trail. Someone could have stepped on it! ;)

    2 · May 7

    • Chris

      You are not kidding. Thanks a bunch for finding it.

      May 7

  • Chris

    Thanks to all of you for coming to hike with us twice tonight. Great weather and great company. Welcome to our new hikers Emily and Dawn Johnson. A very special thank you to Jerry Beckum Jr. for finding my phone. Thank you, thank you!!!!! We hope to see you all on the next hike!!!!!!

    1 · May 7

  • Rob Dempley

    Great hike! Thanks Chris & Mary!

    May 7

  • Dale Laird

    Well that help. Not. I have one person saying clockwise and another saying counter clockwise

    May 7

  • Chris

    I'm on purple heart

    May 7

  • Dale Laird

    Are you going clockwise or counterclockwise on the early hike? I'll try to Catch up to you Going the opposite way on the Purple Heart.

    May 7

  • Liz

    A few of us are coming around 4:45ish-5 pm to hike Purple Heart Trail prior to scheduled hike. Anybody that has hiked this before and at a brisk pace is welcome to join us including our leader Chris and partner in crime Mary. ;-)

    1 · May 6

    • Jerry Beckum Jr.

      Cool!

      May 7

    • Rob Dempley

      I knew I would jinx myself...leaving now.

      May 7

  • Jennifer Graham

    Sorry I can't make today anymore but will be at the 3.3 miler tomorrow.

    May 7

  • Chris

    Good Morning All: At starting time for both hikes the temperature will be around 72 degrees. We do have a slight chance of a shower or storm later this afternoon. The only time this hike will not go is if we actually have Thunderstorms. See you all this afternoon and let's hope for the best!! Bring bug spray and something for poison ivy which after all of this rain will be in full bloom.

    1 · May 7

  • Chris

    Sheila, just come for one of them. It doesn't matter which one.

    May 7

  • Chris

    Anyone slowly getting sick of this rain?

    1 · May 6

  • Rob Dempley

    Got a nice crowd for tomorrow night.

    May 6

  • Anne London

    does this start at 6 now?? thanks!

    May 2

    • Anne London

      thanks...that was a bit confusing :)

      May 2

    • Chris

      I see the confusion now. Sorry about that. Did not catch this one. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

      1 · May 2

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