The hike is ON! Rain or shine. Bring rain gear.
Difficulty: Moderate Hike, Level 2-3 Not for Beginners
Difficult Hike, Level 3-4 Not for Beginners
Distance: ~5 miles
Duration: ~2½ hrs
Legal Orange: Not required
Headlamp or Flashlight: REQUIRED!!!
We will split up into two groups taking different routes for one MODERATE PACED HIKE and one DIFFICULT PACED HIKE over rough, rocky, hilly trails. You choose. Both will get those lungs working and the blood pumping, but there may be a little running on the more difficult hike. The Moderate paced hike will be taking short breaks along the way.
Bring water, a snack, proper footwear, and a headlamp.
See you Tuesday, 6:00 pm, SHARP!
Joe and Matt
A couple of serious points:
• -The ticks are still looking for you. Permethrin works best. (On your boots and clothing, not on your skin.)
• To avoid ticks, whenever possible walk in the center of trails and try to avoid walking through tall bushes or other vegetation. Use a repellent with DEET (on skin or clothing) or permethrin (on clothing and gear). Repellents containing 20% or more DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) can be applied to the skin and can protect up to several hours.
• -A headlamp or small flashlight is mandatory.
• -Hydrating well prior to hitting the trail and carrying additional water on the trail is a must. Bring water!
• -Wear clothing appropriate for the weather, keeping in mind that you will heat up quickly! Synthetic wicking and ventilating materials throughout every layer are best for keeping you dry while sweating. Avoid cotton! Wet clothing can cause hypothermia even above freezing. (Remember the name of the series?)
-Wear appropriate footwear! Our trails are rough and loaded with toe-stubbing, ankle-twisting rocks and roots. Also be prepared for seasonal trail conditions. There are often plenty of wet, muddy, and perhaps even some icy spots on our trail. This can make for slippery going. We will adjust our speed for safety in these areas.
• -Lastly, view the pages tab. please take a few minutes to check out the tabbed sections in the menu banner at the top of this page. There truly is some awfully good info in there, especially in the 'Pages' section, all intended to help you in becoming a wiser, safer, and happier hiker.
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.
A little off course, but never lost!!