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*** This Is A Night Hike...Please Bring a Light ***
Wednesday...Better Known As Hump Day...Is The Middle of the Work Week. When We Finish Our Work On Wednesdays...We're Officially Over The Hump Toward The Weekend! What Better Way Is There To Enjoy Being Over The Hump Than By Actually Hiking Over The Hump? ;)
To That End, I'm Planning To Hike into Valley Forge on Wednesday Night From 6:15PM - 8:15PM. If Anyone Would Like To Join Me For An Over The Hump Night Hike...Please Feel Free To Do So.
We Meet At 6:00 PM: I'll Be At The Chesterbrook Shopping Center (The Far Left Front Side of the Parking Lot). Text/Call me at 484-540-5276 To Coordinate.
The Plan: I'll Be Hiking The Valley Forge Trails.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS IS A NIGHT HIKE! EVERYONE MUST BRING A HEADLAMP, FLASHLIGHT OR CELL PHONE WITH FLASHLIGHT APP!
Hike Trail Map PDF
- Mount Misery Trail Map (http://www.nps.gov/vafo/planyourvisit/upload/mt-misery_2009.pdf)
Distance: Approx 5 - 7 Miles Total
Total Time: Approx 1.5 - 2 Hours
Hike Level: Moderate (Distance, Hills and Pace)
This hike is for INTERMEDIATE+ Hikers due to distance, hills and the pace (3.5 mph avg). Please note that whenever necessary I ALWAYS stop at various points along the way to let any slower hikers catch up whenever necessary. We leave no hikers behind! ;)
For those not familiar with Valley Forge Park and the trails surrounding the park...please be prepared for some hills and some rocky terrain on parts of the trails.
Sturdy shoes are recommended. Dress appropriately for weather conditions.
I may still hike during rain. Severe thunderstorms will most likely cancel hike (ON BAD WEATHER DAYS I WILL ALWAYS POST A HIKE STATUS IN COMMENTS AROUND 60-90 MINUTES PRIOR TO POSTED HIKE START TIME OR YOU CAN CALL/TEXT ME AT 484-540-5276 FOR AN UPDATE).
As always...PLEASE BRING WATER and other essential items you may need.
You may also want to consider bringing a hat, first aid kit, walking stick(s), field guides, binoculars, and a camera.
Dogs: Always Welcome (A Leash Is Recommended)
Note: Please add a comment if you do plan to bring along your pooch OR if you are ALLERGIC so that everyone is made aware in advance and can plan accordingly.
Arrival and Start Times: Please meet us at 6:00 PM for QUICK meet and greet introductions, hike overview and then PROMPT departure at 6:15 PM.
Facilities: Bathrooms At Manhattan Bagels and/or Pizza Land at Chesterbrook Shopping Center.
NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while hiking with us.
As always, I want to make it clear that I do plan to lead my hikes always observing Safety First...but also with the intention that these hikes should be fun, enjoyable, relaxing and non-stressful social meetups...with a bit of a work out too.
Let's Go For a Walk! I Look Forward to Seeing You There! ;)