This is a group for gay men who get together a few times a month for low to moderate intensity hikes on the many trails in or near the city. While nominally this group is for gay men over 40, this expresses emphasis, not restriction. Any man that thinks he would enjoy this group is welcome. Emphasis is on spaces that are quickly and affordably accessible — including to those without cars. Past hikes have included the John Heinz Nature Preserve, Wissahickon, The Perkiomen Trail and the hills of Valley Forge. We also do the occasional urban hike.
Our walks are generally between 5 and 7 miles and take between 2 and 3 hours. We usually meet on Sundays. There is no charge to attend any of our hikes unless otherwise indicated in the event description. Participants should feel confident in their fitness for long walks. Well-behaved dogs are exceptionally welcome except where prohibited by park policy. Make sure you bring plenty of water for your pooch.
We will meet at 30th Street Station by the Angel at 11:00 A.M. We will hike along the trail for two hours, and then if you want we can go the Auto Show in Convention Hall. If the weather is bad we can still go to the Auto Show. Get free tickets at your local car dealer.
Wilson Road Lot - "New Yellow Springs Trailhead Parking Lot"
Winter/Spring beauty in Valley Forge National Park.
After meeting at the Wilson Rd Parking Area, we'll hike both the famous Mt. Misery and Mt. Joy trails, known for their wooded hills and outstanding views. Be advised that both trails are rated as moderate, and each features a fairly steep 30 minute climb right at the beginning. There is also some rocky terrain. This hike is for relatively fit members accustomed to somewhat vigorous exercise. Participants should wear sturdy shoes.
Leashed dogs are very welcome. Make sure you bring water for your pup.
Distance: Approx 6+ **Wear appropriate footwear and know your own limitations.**
Total Time: Approx 3 to 4 hours
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.