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Let's celebrate the first day of fall with a nice evening walk on the Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont. The Thompson Creek Trail is a smooth, paved bicycle path that runs from Mills Ave to Towne Ave. It is located south of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park and has about 300 feet of elevation gain. If you're looking for a good beginner hike, this is it.
We'll meet at the Thompson Creek Equestrian & Bicylce Trail parking lot on Indian Hill Blvd at 5:45 PM and start the walk by 6:00 PM. We'll walk westerly about 1.2 miles to Town Avenue and then head back to our starting point. Then we'll continue easterly for another mile to Mills Avenue, where we will regroup before heading back.
Sunset will be at 6:47 pm, so it will likely be dark for part of our walk. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp.
There are restrooms at the nearby Higginbotham Park, about a half mile west of the trailhead, which we will pass on our way to Towne Ave.
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles RT
DIFFICULTY: This is considered an easy walk on a flat surface.
WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes and enough water to properly hydrate yourself for 4.5 miles of walking. For most people 1-2 bottles of water is sufficient.
NO PLUS ONE'S: Even though this is an easy walk, we still require that each participant sign up for this event separately so we know who's coming and so each participant is fully aware of the event description and liability waiver. If you have someone you'd like to bring, just have them join the group and RSVP. Please don't ask if you can bring a Plus One. If you do, I will just direct you back to this paragraph. :-)
WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
By joining and/or participating in this and any Lazy Ass Hiking event or activity you agree to be fully responsible for your own safety and behavior and to hold the organizers and participants harmless from any loss, damage or liability that may occur during this event or while in transit to and from the event. You are responsible to know your limits and determine whether you are in adequate physical shape to complete the hike or not. In addition, you understand and accept that hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injury or death and that the organizers are not professional hikers or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies.