Come hike off the stress of starting up your work week and the approaching holidays at sweet Sugarcreek! Monday night will be a chilly but beautiful night for a hike! We will hike at a BRISK PACE of about 3 mph. I would like to get in about 4 miles. You may want to bring water, your trekking poles, hiking boots or shoes you don't mind getting muddy. I highly recommend a headlamp or flashlight. Sugarcreek does have some moderate hills, and creek crossings, Please note that this is not an ideal hike for beginners. Meet next to the restrooms. Participate at your own risk. By attending this event, you agree to our group legal waiver found at this link: Legal Waivers Page (http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/Legal_Waiver/)
We will do a 4 to 5.3 mile hike, starting at 6pm. This hike will last 1.5 to 2 hours with a 2.7 to 3 mile an hour pace. A little brisk. It will be dark, bring headlamp, poles and dress for the weather.
If you're coming from Route 48 Englewood get on Route 40. cross over the dam. you'll be on the east side of the dam. make an immediate left. go down to stop sign.turn right go about a half a mile Patty shelters on the right hand side. you'll park right around a curve on the right side.
If you come from Dayton. Get on I-70 West. Get off on the airport exit. Exit Route 40 Englewood Vandalia. Make a left. You'll go down through three lights. You'll come to the dam make a right before you go over the dam. go down to the stop sign make a right it'll take you around the patty shelter.
Most GPS do not take you there some do.
Englewood Reserve (Patty Shelter)
State Route 40 Between Englewood and Vandalia · Dayton, OH
Let’s Go, a series intended for those who can keep up a moderate pace of 2 miles an hour but with a handful of stops for pictures. I estimate about an hour hike out and another hour to return for this event.
Were you looking for one trail that has: an 1800s log cabin, a 2000 year old Indian mound, a glacial cut gorge, and a 40 foot waterfall? Hey you’re in luck!
Come hike the trail that has been called “a spectacular natural resource created with a blend of the gorge, meadow, woods, river and marsh.”
Time to hike with Mountain Laurel and earn a sticker for your Passport. I will bring some home baked cookies for you to enjoy at the end of the hike. We will hike at a slow speed of 2 to 2.5 mph and cover 4 to 5 miles of trail. It is going to be cold so dress accordingly. Bring your hiking poles, water and a sense of adventure.
Link to park map to aid you in finding the Argonne Forest parking lot: https://www.metroparks.org/places-to-go/possum-creek/
Description of the Park:
Adults and children alike will love exploring the blend of nature, history and community at Possum Creek. Hike together in one of Ohio’s best examples of a tall grass prairie. It’s hard to imagine that this home for butterflies and bluebirds was once degraded farmland. Argonne Lake’s open vistas of woodlands and wildlife provide the perfect setting for fishing for catfish, bass or trout. Youngsters will love visiting the farm to see the barnyard animals and learn about the food we eat. Camp overnight or picnic with family and friends. Discover remnants of the past along the Argonne Forest Trail. Come back often to enjoy the seasonal changes and make outdoor memories that will last a lifetime.
No registration required. All ages. Free
Come join us for a candlelit stroll through the farm and experience what it was like at night in the 1880s. Listen to holiday music, play some parlor games or watch some historic crafts. Experience an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas come to life. Concessions will be available.
More info and to register: https://www.metroparks.org/programs-events-finder/?program_number=Z43&api=programs&type=program
Five Rivers M.
Carriage Hill MetroPark
Historical Farm Parking Lot 7850 Shull Rd · Huber Heights, OH
This is a slow to moderate hike. Bring some hiking sticks, wear hiking shoes or boots, and bring some water with you. You may even consider bringing a flashlight.
This is a 2-3 mile hike. Dress warmly!
Time to hike with Mountain Laurel and earn a sticker for your Passport at this local park I haven't been to in several years. We will hike at a slow speed of 2 to 2.5 mph and cover about 3 miles of trail. There will be tree roots and rocks to avoid and the trail can get narrow at times. Wear hiking boots, warm clothing and bring a hiking stick. I hope to see you there.
Description of Park:
Grant Park is a 187-acre natural area. Trails in the park lead along creeks and through meadow, forest, prairie, and wetland habitats. The trails are of varying difficulty; some follow ridgelines or bottomlands, while others climb fairly steep hills. Two fire rings, located at the Chimneys and behind the Grant Nature Center, are available for reservations. Campfires are allowed by permit only. For the safety of park visitors, bicycles are not permitted on the trails and all pets must be on a leash.
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