• After work bike ride on the ATT
    Please read the full description. I'll only answer questions that are not covered in it. It's September so the weather might be be hot and humid. We will be starting near Southpoint promptly at 6:00. Final directions will be e-mailed to attendees on Monday before the event. If you have not received directions by 8 PM on Monday, send a message to one of the event hosts. We’ll be riding just over 1 1/4hour in order to finish before dark, so about 15 miles round trip, but we’ll adjust distance to accommodate the daylight. For those unfamiliar with the trail: This ride is on an easy trail, but does involve some distance. If you've not been riding similar numbers of miles you may be extremely tired, sore and/or be cramping up by the end. The American Tobacco Trail is a rails to trails (quite flat) shady, wide recreational multi use trail. It is open to walk, run, bike, or horses. We will be riding out and back, about 8 miles each way. Mountain bikes are recommended, but highbrid's or road bikes can be used. The trail is nice surface, either paved or screened granite. We'll be averaging slightly over 12.5 mph. Helmets are REQUIRED for this ride, and you'll want a liter or so of water. We may gather for food after the ride, for those who are interested. Any drop outs on less than 30 hrs notice will be considered "no show" TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety. Your RSVP indicates release of liability as indicated in the TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY above. • What to bring Helmet, water • Important to know

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  • The Best of NC State Parks: THE GRANITE DOME (Stone Mountain)
    Hello THOGers! Let's explore another great state park that features cascading waterfalls, a historic mountain homestead, and the park's most spectacular feature, a 600-foot granite dome. Stone Mountain is part of a 25-square-mile pluton, an igneous rock formed beneath the earth's surface by molten lava. Over time, wind, water and other forces gradually eroded the softer layers of rock atop the granite block and exposed the outcrop we see today. We will hike the Stone Mountain Loop trail. Along the way we'll walk down to the 200 foot Stone mountain Falls, stop at the restored homestead of a family that lived in the shadow of Stone Mountain for four generations, make a quick detour to Middle Falls and Lower Falls, then climb up some stairs and enjoy the view from the top of the giant rock. We will meet in Chapel Hill on Saturday morning (9AM) and carpool to the Stone Mountain Park Office. It's a two hour drive, so we should be able to start our hike at about 11AM. The overall hike will be about 6 miles with the elevation gain of 1000 feet and will take us about 3 hours. It is rated as Moderate to Strenuous, so please join if your physical shape allows. We'll be back to CH by 5 PM. TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety. Your RSVP indicates release of liability as indicated in the TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY above. ABOUT THE SERIES: This hike is a part of THE BEST OF NC STATE PARKS event series. We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the state parks by hiking beautiful parks all over the state. Pick up your passport at a State park or order one on-line for free and share the fun! It's not required to participate in the event, but might be a good way to learn more about the parks. Join me on this adventure, collect stamps and explore our beautiful state.

    Harris Teeter parking lot

    1800 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd · Chapel Hill, NC

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  • After work bike ride on the ATT
    Please read the full description. I'll only answer questions that are not covered in it. It's September so the weather might be be hot and humid. We will be starting near Southpoint promptly at 6:30. Final directions will be e-mailed to attendees on Monday before the event. If you have not received directions by 8 PM on Monday, send a message to one of the event hosts. We’ll be riding just over 1 hour in order to finish before dark, so about 13 miles round trip, but we’ll adjust distance to accommodate the daylight. For those unfamiliar with the trail: This ride is on an easy trail, but does involve some distance. If you've not been riding similar numbers of miles you may be extremely tired, sore and/or be cramping up by the end. The American Tobacco Trail is a rails to trails (quite flat) shady, wide recreational multi use trail. It is open to walk, run, bike, or horses. We will be riding out and back, about 8 miles each way. Mountain bikes are recommended, but highbrid's or road bikes can be used. The trail is nice surface, either paved or screened granite. We'll be averaging slightly over 12.5 mph. Helmets are REQUIRED for this ride, and you'll want a liter or so of water. We may gather for food after the ride, for those who are interested. Any drop outs on less than 30 hrs notice will be considered "no show" TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety. Your RSVP indicates release of liability as indicated in the TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY above. • What to bring Helmet, water • Important to know

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  • After work bike ride on the ATT
    Please read the full description. I'll only answer questions that are not covered in it. It's September so the weather might be be hot and humid. If you have not been riding this kind of distance recently please think before you sign up. We will be starting near Southpoint promptly at 6:30. Final directions will be e-mailed to attendees on Monday before the event. If you have not received directions by 8 PM on Monday, send a message to one of the event hosts. We’ll be riding just under 1 1/2 hours in order to finish before dark, so about 16 miles round trip, but we’ll adjust distance to accommodate the daylight. For those unfamiliar with the trail: This ride is on an easy trail, but does involve some distance. If you've not been riding similar numbers of miles you may be extremely tired, sore and/or be cramping up by the end. The American Tobacco Trail is a rails to trails (quite flat) shady, wide recreational multi use trail. It is open to walk, run, bike, or horses. We will be riding out and back, about 8 miles each way. Mountain bikes are recommended, but highbrid's or road bikes can be used. The trail is nice surface, either paved or screened granite. We'll be averaging slightly over 12.5 mph. Helmets are REQUIRED for this ride, and you'll want a liter or so of water. We may gather for food after the ride, for those who are interested. Any drop outs on less than 30 hrs notice will be considered "no show" TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety. Your RSVP indicates release of liability as indicated in the TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY above. • What to bring Helmet, water • Important to know

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  • Falls Lake Trail/MST Section 11 - 10.6 miles
    TAKE A HIKE is in celebration of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail's 41st Birthday! Between Friday, September 7th and Sunday, the 9th, get out for a hike on the MST! Join your THOG friends (to celebrate) for an out and back hike along the Falls Lake Trail, for a small portion of our 1175 miles of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. There is limited parking at the trailhead, so the plan is to meet and carpool to the trailhead and then hike the Section out and back to the cars. There will likely be stream crossings without bridges, requiring hikers to rock-hop or get their feet wet. What to bring: 1 - 2 liters of water Snacks Good hiking boots/shoes Rain gear, depending on forecast No dogs or children please. I will email all participants 24 hours before the hike with the carpool location. TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety. Your RSVP indicates release of liability as indicated in the TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY above.

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  • Evening Walk in Chapel Hill
    I’ve been away for years, solo traveling to Alaska, Canada, Chile, Argentina… (https://solotraveltoalaska.wordpress.com/). I’m happy to be back in NC and let’s take a walk before I take off again. :) I’ll be delighted to see my old hiking buddies and to meet new friends. We will meet in front of Weaver Street Market (in Southern Village, not in Carrboro!) at 6:30 pm and take a brisk walk through Southern Village (approximately 3 miles). BTW, I’ve finished two novels during my travel. Wings of a Flying Tiger is about the rescue of an American pilot in WWII in China and its sequel, Will of a Tiger, will be published by the same publisher in Dec. Since its publication in June, it’s received glowing reviews on Amazon and has been featured in a dozen newspapers (http://www.open-bks.com/library/moderns/wings-of-a-flying-tiger/media.html)

    Weaver Street Market

    716 Market Street at Southern Village · Chapel Hill, NC

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  • Let's Hike the Sycamore Trail
    Hello Fellow Hikers! How about getting a little exercise in our beautiful urban oasis, Umstead State Park? The hike is 7.2 miles long, blazed by blue triangles, rocky and rooty. We will maintain a pace of about 3 mph, pausing only briefly. As such, this is designed for experienced hikers only. Please don’t forget to bring something to drink. We should be back at the parking lot in 2.5 hours. See you near the middle set of stairs in the last parking lot. By participating in this event, you agree to the terms below: TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety.

    Umstead State Park

    8801 Glenwood Ave · Raleigh

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  • After work bike ride on the ATT
    Please read the full description. I'll only answer questions that are not covered in it. It's September so the weather might be be hot and humid. If you have not been riding this kind of distance recently please think before you sign up. We will be starting near Southpoint promptly at 6:30. Final directions will be e-mailed to attendees on Monday before the event. If you have not received directions by 8 PM on Monday, send a message to one of the event hosts. We’ll be riding just under 1 1/2 hours in order to finish before dark, so about 16 miles round trip, but we’ll adjust distance to accommodate the daylight. For those unfamiliar with the trail: This ride is on an easy trail, but does involve some distance. If you've not been riding similar numbers of miles you may be extremely tired, sore and/or be cramping up by the end. The American Tobacco Trail is a rails to trails (quite flat) shady, wide recreational multi use trail. It is open to walk, run, bike, or horses. We will be riding out and back, about 8 miles each way. Mountain bikes are recommended, but highbrid's or road bikes can be used. The trail is nice surface, either paved or screened granite. We'll be averaging slightly over 12.5 mph. Helmets are REQUIRED for this ride, and you'll want a liter or so of water. We may gather for food after the ride, for those who are interested. Any drop outs on less than 30 hrs notice will be considered "no show" TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety. Your RSVP indicates release of liability as indicated in the TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY above. • What to bring Helmet, water • Important to know

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  • Backpacking Standing Indian Loop
    RESCHEDULED This is a two-night backpacking trip on the AT’s Standing Indian Loop. The route is about 25 miles. We will meet Friday, August 10 at the Harris Teeter in Chapel Hill (exit 266 off of RTE 40) where we will set up our carpool. From there we will drive to Standing Indian Campground (300 miles). Our first day's hike is about eight miles to Betty Creek Gap. On Saturday we will hike about 7 miles to Beech Gap. On Sunday we have a nine-mile hike back to Standing Indian Campground. We will drive back to Chapel Hill on Sunday stopping for dinner along he way. For this trip, you will need all the standard backpacking supplies: tent, sleeping bag, food for 3 days of hiking, water treatment equipment, etc. Please bring cash for sharing the cost of gas. In case of bad weather, this trip may be rescheduled. More details will follow! By RSVP’ing to this event, you are agreeing to the following: TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety. Your RSVP indicates release of liability as indicated in the TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY above.

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  • Let's Hike the Sycamore Trail
    Hello Fellow Hikers! How about getting a little exercise in our beautiful urban oasis, Umstead State Park? The hike is 7.2 miles long, blazed by blue triangles, rocky and rooty. We will maintain a pace of about 3 mph, pausing only briefly. As such, this is designed for experienced hikers only. Please don’t forget to bring something to drink. We should be back at the parking lot in 2.5 hours. See you near the middle set of stairs in the last parking lot. By participating in this event, you agree to the terms below: TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety.

    Umstead State Park

    8801 Glenwood Ave · Raleigh

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