What we're about
We are a small group of fit and energetic hikers age 60 and older.
Our average speed is about 2 miles per hour (more or less depending on trail conditions and weather.) You must be physically fit to hike with us to keep up with the group. Hiking requires more energy, strength, and stamina than walking. If you are thinking about old people’s slow walks on paved and flat surfaces because we are seniors, I would not recommend to join this group because we are much more active than you think. We are brisk hikers. Please do not join if you are simply a walker. Or you might want to try out by joining a Shorter Hike during free trial period.
There are four weekly hikes: Shorter Hike, about 3 miles on smooth (entry trail) as well as rocky terrain with a moderate long slope. Cardio-Shorter Hike includes more ups/downs and steep ascents/descents. Intermediate Hike, and Slower Intermediate Hike, about 5.5 miles, and Longer Hike, about 7 miles on a mixture of smooth (entry trail) and rough as well as rocky, and hilly terrain at Friedrich Wilderness Park in San Antonio. (For the time being, Longer Hike is suspended). We also occasionally hike at Eisenhower Park and McAllister Park. The longer hiking group ventures out from time to time to Hill Country State Natural Area in Bandera. Government Canyon State Natural Area, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Pedernales Falls State Park, and Inks Lake State Park. We hope to explore additional places in the future. All our hikes take place on weekdays in order to avoid crowds. We enjoy hiking without dogs.
Please read each hiking description before you decide to join to determine your physical fitness level. If you’re not sure of your fitness level, consider starting out with the Shorter Hike and moving up to other hikes as you feel comfortable.
$6 annual dues by cash or check to the Organizer in person, or through Zelle after the free trial period.
$7 annual dues by credit card after the free trial period.
The Organizer, Leadership Team, Hike Leaders, and Hosts are all dedicated volunteers without pay, and our group is not-profit. This group and volunteer members provide you with hiking opportunities in a group setting. The personal consequences of your decisions, actions, and risks are your sole responsibilities. \
If you love nature and hiking on natural trails in wilderness, want to enjoy the company of avid hikers of age 60+, and stay fit for years to come, this group is for you.