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New Meeting: FAST PACED" hike/trail run... To Beals Point plus some!!

From: Gary P
Sent on: Monday, March 17, 2008 1:02 PM
Announcing a new meeting for The Sacramento Hiking Meetup Group!

What: FAST PACED" hike/trail run... To Beals Point plus some!!

When: Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Int / Adv wishing to maintain or improve. Anyone whom agrees that we should occasionally "step it up a notch" for more cardio workout and do this previously posted hike at double the pace and try to complete the loop in less than1.5-2hrs.

Why: It's like the milk ads used to say: "It does a body good!"

Meeting Description: My basic plan is to do a "FAST PACED" hike/trail run...(first leg) from Old Folsom to a cool little waterfall that Vickie and I found on the old town side, just upstream from the truss bridge then to the Folsom Prison perimeter fence and back to the truss bridge, (second leg) down through Negro Bar and along Lake Natoma to a cool vista hill...then back to Old Folsom's "Sutter Street" for a quick brew at Yagers or Hacienda!

Folsom Lake Trail Map

Bike Path Map

Parkway Map

This event is also posted on Sacramento Hiking MeetUp Group so we should get good turnout! Thanks Gary!

Basic day/night hiking essentials: Basic day/night hiking essentials: (Clarification: These items are essentials for longer day hikes but most night hikes are only an hour or two in duration so...basically...bring the things you feel you need. Lights and warm waterproof clothes and at least some water are all that is normally required. That said sometimes it's easier to just always have your day pack or camelback packed and ready for a day trip and that way if you decide to join a group last minute you are good to go. Besides if you train with the weight on your back it further prepares you for the "long haul" hike events)

- Headlamp style LED light (guess what?...I have had many and my favorite ones have been the CHEAPEST ones! Target and Walmart carry Energizer brand ones that are very bright, dependable and only cost between $10-20 and come with good "Energizer" batteries already installed. I have the $20 3-AAA battery model with at least 20 long night hikes and it still has the original batteries and is still bright!) NO! This was not a paid endorsement...though I am open to that! HaHa!

- Day pack

- 2 to 3 quart/liter water bag of water with electrolyte

- Good shoes and socks

- Pants with removable legs to make shorts

- Dry release short and long sleeve shirt

- Jacket

- Rain Gear

- Sun Hat

- Sun Glasses and regular glasses if needed

- Sun screen

- Small amount of Food

- Aspirin or anything else you take to help you hike

- Toilet paper

- Hand sanitizer

- Sharp knife

- Mole Skin

- Tape to secure mole skin if necessary

- Hiking stick/trekking poles

Last but not least...

- Positive attitude

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