Past Meetup

Late Winter in the Gorge with Scott Quitel

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Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 5.5 miles. Look for early signs of the Park “waking up” for spring as we roam up and down both sides of the Wissahickon Gorge, traversing sections of the Park’s three main hiking trails. Along the way we will discuss geology as we pass amazing ancient rock formations. We will also take in such sights as the undersides of the historic Walnut Lane Bridge, a bullfrog pond, Cresheim Creek, Devil’s Pool, the Fingerspan Bridge, an old springhouse, and a cave. We will top it all off with a commanding view from atop Mom Rinker’s Rock, alongside the Toleration Statue, evergreen mountain laurel, and towering, formidable chestnut oaks.

Reservations are not necessary but are recommended so that you can informed if there are changes. Unless otherwise noted hikes use uneven trails that may be wet, slippery, or steep. Please wear sturdy, protective shoes or boots and bring water /snacks if you want them. Children over 8 are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow.