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Meditation walk @ Apex Community Park (Lake Pine Drive entrance)

Please be sure you come to the Lake Pine Drive entrance (Cary) to this park (which is not the main Apex entrance); if you put the intersection of Lake Pine Drive and Versailles Drive into your GPS you'll get close to the right spot.

We'll be hiking the Lake Trail that goes around the parameter of this lake - it's a wonderful and relatively short trail (paved greenway) that typically has lots of walkers and runners ... so I'm hopeful that on a Sunday morning it will be less crowded. I like this spot because it's ideal for a quick walk, wetland wildlife is abundant (on my last visit it was a blue heron, my visit before that seagulls), and the dam at the lake is a wonderful resting place (and an amazing location for watching sunsets).

There are 2 or 3 side trails off of the paved greenway that we'll include in our walk that provide a more intimate connection with nature so we'll detour off of the main path to walk these natural pathways. We'll be stopping at a delightful lookout point on one of these trails to stand/sit in silence if time and space allow.

Please bring a journal/pen. I expect that the walk, journaling and coming together as a group will last about 1-1/2 hours. This is a relatively flat walk (both the paved and unpaved trails) with only a slight uphill at the start, and a slight downhill at the end; the trail surfaces are even (few tree roots/rocks). Total distance is about 2.5 miles.

We'll be walking rain or shine unless there's thunder and lightning.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A lovely experience. People there were welcoming. The hike was well organized, which meant that enjoying nature, maintaining silence nurtured a great sense of equanimity and joy.

    August 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day and great location. I walk this park regularly but have missed some of the side trails. It's amazing how different the experience is when the walk is in silence, at a slower pace. Thanks for organizing this calm and peaceful walk. I look forward to future walks.

    August 12, 2012

  • Leslie G.

    What a delightful day - perfect weather and temperature - for a morning walk. I truly didn't expect a full parking lot, or so many folks on the greenway, so the 3 side trails were truly delightful refuges. I enjoyed seeing and hearing all of the wetland wildlife - in particular the croaking frogs. And, the stop at the lake view picnic table towards the end was so calming.

    August 12, 2012

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