This group is for getting out and about and enjoying the fresh air and scenery on the beautiful trails and in the parks near the Mon Valley area, such as Mingo Creek County Park, Cedar Creek, the Laurel Highlands, and other trails in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. We enjoy biking the GAP, with a variety of short and long, always casual, rides. We also like to venture out to other trails for some day-long and overnight scenic trips.
In addition to bicycling, we take to hiking (sauntering), geocaching, camping, star-gazing and other activities, and try to work in some ice skating in the winter. Kayaking is on our list to schedule more often. We are always looking for fun, active events to round out the year, so if there's something you like to do and want company, please feel free to suggest it!
We are a casual, genial group looking to enjoy the aesthetics of nature - our aim is not to build cardio or endurance, though if those happen, then we are better for it! We stop to snack, eat lunch, take pictures, marvel at natural beauty - and chat a lot along the way. We go at a Partypace - when you're with us - we get there when we get there!
Next, some business: It is important to our hosts and members to recognize and address members when at events. Please note that, for your request to be approved, your profile needs a name (anything gimmicky is a deterrent) and photo of you that is makes you recognizable to our hosts, so hidden faces, group pictures, scenic shots (regardless of how great the photography is) etc. are not recommended. Your profile picture for this group can be different from your picture for other groups or your main Meetup profile.
A bit more business - we charge dues in the amount of $5 per year to cover the Meetup fee, which can be paid by credit card through the Meetup site, or by cash at an event, or by mailing a check to Diane Marie, the Meetup Organizer. There is a 60-day trial period - if you haven't paid dues by then, Meetup may send you an email requesting that dues be paid. If you missed paying dues and still want to join, send me a message! We look forward to seeing you!