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Mystery Hike (with treats)

  • Nov 24, 2012 · 10:00 AM

Hey, its the time of the year when we all like a little mystery, suspense and delicious sweets in our lives. This one will be gore free however. You can count on three things.

1. Since we are entering the peak of fall foliage, this hike will definitely have a vista involved.

2. Since Carl is leading it, this hike will definitely end with a visit to get something delicious.

3. The hike will take place within 2 hours of Philly, have around 1,000 feet +/- of elevation gain and last 2-3 hours.

But, you will not know where the hike is until you get there. Two days before the hike, we will send you directions to a meeting place. You can meet up for the carpool in Philly. Or you can meet us in the mountains. When we meet up in the mountains, Carl will provide directions to the trailhead and we will caravan over.

Sound like fun? I think so. Hey, you always leave the logistics and planning up to us, why not make it suspenseful.

Skill Level: 5 - This is a physical workout. You must be able to walk uphill for an hour with reasonable breaks. If you are active, it will be in your skill level.

Clothing and Equipment: Hiking boots are recommended but not required, sun block, raingear, water bottle.

The first 15 people to submit payment are the 15 who go on the hike. A "yes" RSVP on the meetup site doesn't guarantee you a spot. We have payments from:

  1. Carl
  2. Julie
  3. Abey
  4. Jenny

To submit payment, either pay by check or pay by credit card via our website., Visit the event page here and click on "register." It'll walk you through paying. If you don't have a user ID on the site yet, go here and become a member.

We've capped this hike at 15 people. Why do we put a limit on the number of people for hikes? Three reasons; safety, conservation and fun. We limit the number to promote safety.

We also limit the number to promote Leave No Trace principles. Though many of the trails we take are very well established, we want to limit our impact on the environment. So, it is much better for us to go in with 15 people and not tromp 50 in all at once.

Finally, we limit the number of people because we believe bringing a giant heard of people into the woods ruins one of the fundamental reasons we go into the woods, the peace and intimacy of nature. Large groups are loud and intrusive both to animals and to other people seeking a serene, quiet experience. Thanks for understanding!

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  • Cole

    Is it postponed?

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's the $20 for?

    November 13, 2012

  • Katt

    Count me in when it's sunny!

    October 27, 2012

  • Carl E.

    Weather is looking worse now. I am looking to postpone.

    October 27, 2012

  • Carl E.

    Carpool will meet at the Target at City Line Ave at 8:00 am. We will meet in the parking lot for Cabellas in Hamburg. Post hike treat. . . Brownie Ice Cream Pizza. . .

    October 25, 2012

  • Katt

    I am a runner and a biker but not an experienced Hiker- what is the skill level please?

    October 17, 2012

    • Judith C.

      Kathryn, if you're interested in this meet up and would like to carpool, let me know, judith

      October 18, 2012

    • Jenny R.

      Judith, I will take part in this meetup (it's my first actually) and would like to use the carpool as I do not have a car myself.

      October 22, 2012

  • Katt

    Hey Judith! Where do you live?

    October 18, 2012

  • Judith C.

    So there would be a carpool going? Thanks.

    October 17, 2012

    • Carl E.

      We generally suggest a car pool location for most events that art outside the city. But, I have no control over who or how many people show up to any carpool. Plus, I cannot vet the driving skills of members. So, I cannot guarantee rides.

      October 18, 2012

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