IMPORTANT: THIS IS A NIGHT HIKE. TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST BRING A WORKING HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT! NO LIGHT...NO HIKE! PERIOD! SAFTETY FIRST!
I'm Planning To Hike On The Perkiomen Trails And Visit Some Pubs and Watering Holes Along The Way. If Anyone Would Like To Join Me For A Hoppy Trails and Ales Night Hike...Then C'mon Along!
Hoppy Trails and Ales? Is it a hike? Is it a pub-crawl? Maybe it’s the best of both. All I know is...It's Going To Be An Absolute Blast Night Hiking the Perkiomen Trail Under The Moonlight in the Heart of Montgomery County and Meander To a Number of Pubs and Bars Along The Trail.
We Mapped Out An Easy, Uh, Painless 10 Mile Friday Night Hike. We'll Leave The Cars Behind...Meet Friends and Happy Hikers, Hit The Trails and Make A Stop For Some Refreshing Beverages and Food. Then We'll Hike Back To Our Convenient Starting Point.
Plan A: We'll Meet At DaVinci's Pub In Collegeville For A Late Happy Hour (They're Extending Their 4-6 Happy Hour Until 7pm Just For Us!). I'll Post The Happy Specials Shortly.
The DaVinci's Pub Parking Lot Is Right Next To The Perkiomen Trail. After The Happy Hour, at 7pm Sharp, We Will Begin Forming Three Separate Hiking Groups Each Led By It's Own Co-Leader. We Will Stagger The Starting Time For Each Group By a Few Minutes And Hit The Trail For The 5+ Mile / 2 Hour Hike To Oaks and The Water Tower Bar (Arnold's Bistro and Bar) For Some Beverages, Food and Live Music.
From The Water Tower, We'll Arrange Two Different Departure Times To Make The 5+ Mile Hike Back To Collegeville. For Those That Only Want To Hangout For a Shorter Period of Time and Then Make an Earlier Departure Back To The Starting Point, We'll Have a Co-Leader Rally Up Those People At a Specific Time To Make The Return Hike. Those That Wish To Hang Out At The Water Tower Longer Can Depart At a Later Specified Time and Return With The Second Contingent.
We'll End The Hike Once Everyone Returns To Collegeville.
For Those That Don't Want To Close Out The Evening After The Hike... There Will Be Live Music At DaVinci's In Case Anyone Is Interested In Going Back In There After The Hike.
Plan B: For Those That Don't Want To Hike 10+ Miles OR Be Out Too Late...Please Arrange a Carpool Shuttle With Other Meet Uppers. Drive Your Cars To The Water Tower in Oaks and Park A Car or Cars There and Then Drive To DaVinci's Pub in Collegeville To Start The Hike. Then Once We Complete The Initial 5 Mile Leg of The Hike To The Water Tower Bar In Oaks Then You Drive Back To Collegeville To Pick Up The Other Car(s).
Please Note: Let's Hike and Drink Responsibly. No Alcoholic Beverages Should Be Carried or Consumed On The Trails During The Hike. We're Stopping In At The Bars For That. And Be Sure To Sober Up Before Driving.
We Meet At 7:00 PM: DaVinci's Pub in Collegeville. Text/Call me at[masked] To Coordinate.
Hike Trail Map PDF: To Be Added
Distance: Approx 10 Miles
Total Time: Who Knows? ;)
Hike Level: Easy To Moderate (Distance)
Good, comfortable walking/hiking shoes.
Rain will most likely cancel hike but we can still meet at one of the pubs for a few drinks (ON BAD WEATHER DAYS I WILL ALWAYS POST A HIKE STATUS IN COMMENTS AROUND 60-90 MINUTES PRIOR TO POSTED HIKE START TIME OR YOU CAN CALL/TEXT ME AT[masked] FOR AN UPDATE).
As always...PLEASE BRING WATER and other essential items you may need.
Dogs: Not Recommended If Going To The Bars
Arrival and Start Times: Please meet us at the scheduled start time for QUICK meet and greet introductions, hike overview and then PROMPT departure.
NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while hiking with us.
As always, I want to make it clear that I do plan to lead my hikes always observing Safety First...but also with the intention that these hikes should be fun, enjoyable, relaxing and non-stressful social meetups...with a bit of a work out too.
Let's Take A Hike! I Look Forward to Seeing You There! ;)