From I-44 and S Kingshighway (exit 287) take Kingshighway south to Shaw Ave. Turn right on Shaw; drive to Marconi. Take a left at Marconi. Drive to Wilson Street and park near St. Ambrose Catholic Church. The walk begins at St Ambrose Church School on Wilson. This will be a moderate to easy 3.5 mile walk. It takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Afterward we can have brunch at one of the many fine Italian Restaurants.
What to bring: - WATER – THIS IS IMPORTANT ALL YEAR LONG AND ESPECIALLY IN THE WARMER MONTHS. WE WILL USUALLY BE OUT FOR AT LEAST 1 ½ HOURS AND THAT IS TOO LONG TO GO WITHOUT REPLENISHING THE LIQUIDS THAT YOU WILL BE BURNING WHILE WALKING. – I AVOID DRINKING CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES BEFORE WALKING. THE ARE A LOT OF GOOD ARTICLES ABOUT “effects of caffeine and exercise” ON THE INTERNET OR ASK YOU DOCTOR. - Dress in layers (not sure what the weather will do). The top couple of layers should be easily unbuttoned or unzipped to allow easy ventilation. Wear a hat. - I recommend broken in hiking shoes over Tennis shoes. A lot of the trails are over loose gravel and dirt and the treads on the hiking boots work much better. - Snacks – EAT LIGHTLY BEFORE THE WALK AND BRING A POWER BAR OR SNACK TO MUNCH ON DURING THE WALK. After the hike we will meet at a local resturant, for convesation and a well earned treat. Meetup Donation:
Meetup charges me $72 every six months to have the Walking site. If you would like to donate $1 at some of the walks, it will be appreciated. Greg Kluempers