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Hike at The Hollows of Cary - A Winter Wonderland - 3 miles

Lets hike through the trails of The Hollows in Cary.  These are fantastic trails through the woods.

There is a few inches of snow on the ground and I'm sure it will still be there (or maybe even deeper) on Saturday.  There are lots of little hills and a few big ones.  Because of the snow and hills, this will be a slower and more strenuous walk than usual.

**DO NOT** come on this hike unless you have some proper footwear!!  You will certainly slip and fall on the hills in a pair of normal tennis shoes.  Wear some good hiking boots or use Stabiliciers or something similar.  I walked through there on Monday with normal shoes and a pair of Stabilicers and I was fine.

Stabilicers:

http://www.32north.com/play/10-stabilicers-lite-i.html

They are available at REI, LL Bean and other places.

Map to the Hollows parking lot (as usual - don't use the Meetup map):

https://maps.google.com/?ll=42.225594,-88.27019&spn=0.003543,0.008256&t=m&z=18&iwloc=lyrftr:m,17804463283899653945,42.225626,-88.270168

We will go out for lunch after the hike.  There is a Portillos nearby but I am open to other suggestions.


Remember - we hike every Saturday and Sunday all year round.  We only stop for severe weather (and NO, a few inches of snow is not severe weather!)

Saturdays are shorter hikes - 3 to 6 miles.

Sundays are longer hikes - 6 to ?? miles.

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  • Christine E.

    I have to cancel as well. Have decided I don't have the proper gear yet, so probably not a good idea to try and hike 3 miles! :). I guess I have so e shopping to do, so I can join very soon! Have a great hike, looks beautiful out!

    1 · December 14, 2013

    • Vikki L.

      Hope to see you some time in 2014!

      December 16, 2013

  • Vikki L.

    Hello Russell. My plans have changed, disappointed to miss this hike on this beautiful snowy day. Looking forward to seeing you all next time

    December 14, 2013

  • Susan H.

    Unfortunately I have a dental appt. tomorrow at 10:30 am so I will have to miss this hike; have fun everyone!

    December 13, 2013

  • Christine E.

    This will be my first hike with the group. I'm hoping I can find all my outerwear to stay warm. Just returning from Singapore I have not had to use much outerwear for a few years! :) Looking forward to meeting you all!

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • Robin S

    This sounds like a good one but have a previous engagement :) hopefully I will catch it on the next round! See ya all sunday!

    December 13, 2013

  • Susan C.

    You'll love the Hollows! I'm there at least once a week. Sorry I can't make it. Another lunch idea would be Village Squire.

    1 · December 13, 2013

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