OPTION #1 - 5.5 miles, 4.0 - 4.25 MPH, no breaks till the end. Gregg will lead this hike.
OPTION #2 - 4.75 miles, 3.5 - 3.75 MPH, no breaks till the end. Jim H will lead this hike.
OPTION #3 - TBD, around 4.0 miles, 3.0 - 3.25 MPH, no breaks till the end. NEED A LEADER FOR THIS HIKE. LET ME KNOW IF INTERESTED.
BRING A LIGHT. IT WILL BE DARK.
Each hike will pass by close to the main entrance for anyone not wanting to do the entire hike.
Each hike will start and finish at the same time.
Each hike is a fun way to get some good exercise and fresh air.
Hike leaders may change occasionally depending on who is available and who knows the trail.
There are a few hills, rocky surfaces and creek crossings.
Bring water and use trekking poles if you want.
No dogs or cats on these hikes.
If your plans change, please change your rsvp to "no".
Keep an eye on this posting for updates if severe weather is threatening.
Will be starting at 6:00 pm.
Let's hike approximately 5 mi at Sugarcreek Metro park. Please arrive promptly at 1:30 pm and update your RSVP appropriately by 1:00 pm. There are a few steep hills on this hike, but I'll take it the speed of the group and take frequent breaks. I expect it will be a slow to moderate walk (Avg. [masked] mph).
• Wear sturdy,waterproof shoes as there are numerous creek crossings in this park.
• This meetup may be cancelled if thunderstorms are eminent. A decision will be made by 1:00pm.
• Bring plenty of water for hydration and snacks if needed.
• As with any Meetup hike, you are responsible for your own safety and enjoyment. By going on this hike you agree not to hold the hike leader or the Meetup group liable for any injury, disappointment or challenges of any kind. Please see the group legal waivers (http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/Legal_Waiver/) you agreed to when you signed up for Dayton Hikers, for more.
We'll see you on the trail.
Hi I'm leading or following a 5.3 mile hike. Hike will start at 6:00pm. This hike will last 1.5 to 2 hours. This will be a 2.7 to 3 mile an hour hike. A little brisk. . We will meet at parking area just east of dam across from Bridgewater Rd. As soon as you cross dam the lot is on the north side. If you have young people in your life bring them great starter hike to get them started. Please call if you have questions Rick[masked] I'm not sure if address is right but it will get you to the Dam.
Direction: Take exit 63 off i75 turn east. Turn south on brownschool Rd. About 1.5 miles turn east on rt40. Cross dam parking on north side across from Bridgewater Rd.
Map Link To Meeting Location: http://tinyurl.com/lh4pof8
A Tomfoolery Outdoors Production
Register Online Here: https://tomfooleryoutdoors.bigcartel.com/product/b-h-ikesgiving
New name, new options! Same great cause. Join Tomfoolery Outdoors and Foodbank Dayton for holiday food drive with an adventurous twist. B(H)ikesgiving will celebrate the season of giving with a fun bike ride or hike. You choose to hike or bike your donated items to the Foodbank Dayton. Load up your panniers, baskets, backpacks, trailers with food items and then celebrate with fellow riders/hikers as we weigh food, enjoy halfway snacks and learn about the warehouse.
We are excited to host our finish line celebration at Mudlick Tap House. Enjoy a sense of pride for giving to those in need and being active! If that isn't enough, we have live music, food and beverage for all riders/hikers. Think thanksgiving style food.
Entry fee includes sticker, celebrations at Foodbank Dayton/Mudlick Tap House and live music. Food and percentage of proceeds benefit The Foodbank Dayton. Online registration closes at noon November 13.
Event day details:
-10 mile bike rides from three locations on local bike trails. A volunteer sweep rider from Bike Miami Valley will join each ride to the Foodbank Dayton. Starting locations TBA. (round trip 20 miles)
-2.5 mile hike along Great Miami River trail to Foodbank Dayton (round trip 5 miles)
11 am - Noon: Celebration and weigh-in at Foodbank Dayton
Noon: Bike or hike to Mudlick Tap House celebration
12:30 - 2 pm: Post ride celebration at Mudlick Tap House featuring live music and food. Bike riders return to respective ride locations at their leisure.
Special thanks to event sponsors: Tomfoolery Outdoors, Foodbank Dayton, Bike Miami Valley and Mudlick Tap House
-$20 October 30
-$25 by November 13 at noon.
No day of registration as we need to plan for food at Mudlick Tap House celebration
We’ll hike the Orange, Red, Blue, and Purple trails for about 9.5 miles at a brisk pace. Come prepared to hike, we’ll start promptly at 10 o’clock. Use the address for your GPS, as I’m not sure the pin is dropped in the correct spot. You can make this a 6.5 mile hike by meeting us at 8502 Chamberlain road at about 11:00 am. We can shuttle you back to your car after the hike.
Time to hike 3-4 miles at Eastwood MetroPark and earn more stickers for your passport. You can earn three of the following stickers: Eastwood MetroPark, Bike Path Hike, Buckeye Trail and North Country Trail. We will hike at a slow pace of 2 to 2.5 mph. Dress for the weather what ever it maybe and wear your hiking boots. Bring water, a snack and your hiking poles. Look forward to seeing you there. Here is a link to the park map to aid you in finding the meetup location:
Description of the park:
Eastwood MetroPark contains beautiful shady picnic areas, a winding shaded lagoon, a 185-acre recreational lake, forest habitat along the Mad River, thickets, and a few grasslands. These grassland openings are former prairies that retain the rich prairie soil and lend themselves to prairie restoration. In addition to its recreational uses, Eastwood Lake is well known for its migratory bird populations, including waterfowl, osprey, shorebirds, and gulls.
Park at 7101 Conservancy Rd. Come early, as parking may be limited. Call me if you get lost at[masked].
This is the kind of hike where you'll need hiking shoes and sticks. Bring a snack and some water. Maybe a flashlight.
Hike the Beaver Creek Wetlands Series - Oakes Quarry Park
(Can't make this date? This hike is duplicated with Ohio Paddlers on Sat, 17 Nov)
Dayton Hikers Passport Sticker available for this hike.
The wetlands are beautiful places in fall and winter. So let's get outside and visit the reserves of the Beaver Creek Wetlands. These places are very important to me and I love to visit them.
This will be a discovery hike. Pace will be slow as we will stop frequently to look, take pictures and talk about features of this reserve.
In this series, we will visit all 11 reserves of the Beaver Creek Wetlands.
ABOUT: Oakes Quarry
This site was originally surface mined in 1929 for limestone to make cement by Southwestern Portland Cement Company and Southdown Inc., before being sold to the Oakes family in the 1990's. The family donated the land to the City of Fairborn in 2003.
Oakes Quarry Park is the second largest park in Fairborn. The park includes foot trails and horseback trails that cross ancient limestone fossils exposed by the mining activity that formed the quarry. Conservation work here is developing prairies and wetlands once common in the area and the northern edge is nice woodland.
WHAT TO SEE:
The hiking trail takes you back in time 440 million years, when all of this was a coral reef in a shallow sea. Researchers from the Ohio State University say these Silurian Age crinoid fossils are the best in the U.S. and represent an exceptional site worldwide. More recently, glaciers left grooves, slides and polishings in the rock before the last ice age ended 14,000 years ago. Look for woodland and grassland birds along with white-tailed deer, cottontail, red fox, coyote, raccoon and red-tailed hawk.
TRAIL LENGTH: About 3.0 miles
DIFFICULTY: Easy to moderate, mostly hard surface and mulch
AMENITIES: 190 acres with parking, hiking & horseback trails, fishing, portable restrooms.
EXTRAS: Bring camera and binoculars.
About the Beaver Creek Wetlands: The Beaver Creek Wetlands encompass over 2000 acres along the Beaver Creek and Little Beaver Creek watershed. The Beaver Creek Wetlands were preserved through a community partnership that encourages the restoration of wetland and traditional upland habitats, such as forests and prairies. The wetlands are managed by the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association, a non-profit land trust that promotes the use of these protected areas for education, research and recreation. www.beavercreekwetlands.org
Oakes Quarry Park
Pet Policy: Please leave pets at home. Thanks!
5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the MetroPark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot left (north) off East Shull Road.