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We'll hike from the Art Museum to Philly Tacos, 2011 Reed St. Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. We will take a route that lasts for 2-2.5 hours towards the restaurant. We eat then head back. If you want to meet us at the restaurant, keep in touch by cell or comments on the site. We usually arrive around[masked]pm but plans can change. Afterwards we usually walk for another 1-1.5 hours. Often the total distance is over 10 miles. To carpool from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila) we usually meet an hour early. To confirm email ([masked]) me 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply. Please chip in $2-4 if you carpool. CAUTION: If you haven't recently hiked at least 4 miles, then you should first try one of our shorter duration hikes.
2-3 hours, 5-8 miles, some hills, small alleyways and streets, some trails, dinner option afterwards Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping We'll take a 2-3 hour loop walk through the Wissahickon Chestnut Hill area. Caution: You should be able to walk 2-3 hours without much of a break. You should have recently hiked 6 miles in conditions detailed above.
3 hours, 7-10 miles, hilly. Option to go 1 hour longer. Each month we forge a unique route. Over 50 miles of trails to choose from. Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. Join me to explore trails less traveled in the wild (I saw a ferocious chipmunk the other day) Wissahickon Creek part of Fairmount Park. We hike up and down the Wissahickon gorge which cuts through the middle of the park. If you have never hiked in this area you will be in for a surprise. It's like having Maine-Acadia in Philadelphia. We hike at a moderate pace for about 3 to 4 hours covering 7-10 miles. The terrain is hilly with lots of ups and downs. Each month I forge a different route, or get lost in another area, depending on your point of view. This is not a hike for those who want to go straight down one trail. We go up, down, around, back, hit dead ends, reverse course, and so on. CAUTION: Hilly Hike Warning. If you haven't recently hiked at least 7 miles in this type of terrain, then you should first try one of our shorter duration hikes.
4-6 hours with lunch, 10-12 miles, beach, boardwalk, some streets--- carpool from Hill House or 30th St Station, $12, Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. Walking down the shore off-season is really fun. Parking is no issue. Less folks on beach, so it's quieter and easy to walk. The weather is cooler too. The sun feels great on the beach in colder weather. From Corson's Inlet parking we walk for 2-3 hours on the beach before heading for lunch. Usually we walk 1.-1.5 hours then just turn around and head back. Sometimes we keep going. Another alternate route from the parking lot takes us over to the Strathmere beaches. We'll drive to Piccini restaurant near the center of town, 12th and West Ave, for lunch. After lunch we'll walk the boardwalk till 3-4 pm always stopping at Johnson's Popcorn. Often we'll do the entire boardwalk. Caution: You should be able to walk 3-4 hours without much of a break. You should have recently hiked 8 miles in conditions detailed above. To carpool from Hill House meet at 2 hours before event. Pick up at 30th St Station in front of Cira Center at 1 hr 45min before event. Each carpooler chips in $12 at the start. Email me 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply.