The icy boardwalks at Stiglmeier are back so we will keep the H2H hikes at Reinstein Woods through the winter.
H2H Hike Update: We've had many more people on our morning hikes lately, which is wonderful! I'd like to remind participants of a couple of things:
1. All hikes start at 7:15am sharp, so please arrive on time to hike with the group.
2. This is an exercise hike so we walk at a brisk pace. In order to stay with the group you need to be able to walk at least[masked] mph. If you prefer to enjoy the sites (and it is a beautiful location) or walk at a slower pace, you are still welcome to join us. I will ask, though, that you pick up a trail map at the beginning as you may be walking on your own for part of the outing.
We will briskly walk 4 miles/1.25 hours through this beautiful location with New York's largest beech tree, deer, ponds, ancient woods, and marshland.
It's amazing the animals that are out when we are the first people out on the trails for the day. We've seen deer, raccoons, a beaver, countless chipmunks, plus bluejays, cardinals and other pretty "I don't know what they were" birds. :)
Check out our one-eared friend we've seen a few times now -
Photo courtesy of Paul B
Photo courtesy of Jaigh
Walking on these damp grass and stone trails in the morning, it's good idea to wear hiking shoes.
We will depart promptly at 7:15am.
If you have any questions the day of the hike, contact Connie at 312/919-6620.
Hike to Health (H2H) SERIES INFORMATION:
Huffing and puffing on some our hikes? Pretending to take a lovely photo on the 400 steps at Whirlpool when all you really want is to catch your breath? Ready to take your fitness to the next level? Maybe lose a few pounds and shrink a clothing size?
How about just enjoy some great company on a beautiful walk to start your day?
If so, hope you will join us!
Weekday Sunrise Hikes
These are 1-1.5 hour, 3-4 mile, fast-paced sunrise hikes/power walks each weekday morning at some of the local beautiful nature locales.
For most of the year, we alternate locations every week between Reinstein Woods and Stiglmeier Park. In the winter, we walk at Reinstein Woods only, as the boardwalks at Stiglmeier Park become icy.
There are some weekdays when I will be out of town so won’t be available to lead this. As long as I see one of our "regulars" who knows the paths attending, the hike will stay posted. Otherwise the outing will be cancelled.
Come to as few or as many of these as you would like. Just sign up on the days you plan on coming so I know to look for you.
Weekend Hike Suggestion
This group, as well as other Meetup groups, typically have longer and sometimes more challenging hikes on the weekends, so I encourage those H2H’ers to take part in at least one hike per weekend as well.