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Ancil Hoffman "Trail Mix Hikers Choice" 2-3-4-5 Miles Beg.-Int.

  • 2 days ago · 8:00 AM
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Title: Ancil Hoffman Park Loop

Type: Hike a loop

Cool Features: Lots of wild life, nice river views and of course YOU!

Description: We'll meet in the parking lot near  the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and walk around the golf course,through the Game Preserve and back to our beginning point. This is a leaders choice hike by Dick Petruzzi. Dick is very familiar with the park and will select various routes to keep it interesting. 

There is a $5 Parking fee at the Nature Center. Seniors (60) can purchase an annual membership for $20 which gives free parking at the Park and Nature Center. Good option is to park on Palm or San Lorenzo and walk the 1/4 mile to the Center. Bring cash or check, the gate at Tarshes Drive doesn't accept credit cards.

This Hike will take place rain or shine and if the trail is muddy we will take an alternate route on the blacktop.

Best time to visit: All Year

Elevation Gain/Loss: Climb to 30 feet

Altitude at Trailhead: 52'

Terrain: Service Roads and Hiking Trails

Distance:Your choice  2 to 5 Miles

Difficulty Rating: Beginner "Rating Chart"

Fitness Level: Able to walk trails for an hour without rest.

Expected Duration: about 2 hours for the hike

Special Skills Necessary: Patience and practice.

Where to meet you: Please meet at Effie Yeaw Nature center Parking lot by 7:45 AM for check in.

Depart: Promptly at 8:00 AM from Effie Yeaw Nature center Parking lot
Type of travel: meet at trailhead

Things to bring: Willingness to up your fitness level. Ability to find your way if the group moves faster or slower than you.

Plus: Depending on weather conditions - 2 liters of Water, Snacks, Sunscreen, Bug Repellent, Appropriate footwear for safe travel on the surfaces of the hike (Hiking Trail).

Membership Required: All adult participants must be Trail Mix members. Minors are welcome when accompanied by their parent or guardian club member.

Event Fee: $0

Host donation: Members $0 Prospective members $3

Carpool Fee: $0

Fees: N/A

Permits: N/A

Dogs: No dogs please, not suitable for young children

Directions to Trailhead: See above link

Restrooms available: Drinking fountain available.

Event Guide Contact Info: Host -Dick Petruzzi

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  • Ken I.


    6h ago

  • Dick P.

    Sorry we didn't hook up today. Six of us were there at the parking lot entrance to the Nature Center at 7:40 and left at 8:00 sharp for our hike. I don't know how you could not see us... maybe you were at a different location. Please try us again... dp

    2 days ago

    • Marilyn

      Because I'm not familiar with the park. I was at the large lot at the Tarshes Dr entrance, per your instructions (I thought). I didn't realize the nature center had a different parking lot. I found it about 1 minute late and had no idea which direction you took. I will try again and be better informed the next time.

      2 days ago

  • Dick P.

    Five happy hikers showed up and enjoyed our Hike. WE saw (10) deer up close. I am honored to be your Host for this event. dp

    2 days ago

  • Marilyn

    Arrived at parking lot near kiosk about 8:40. No one in sight. No signage. Went online for park map. Asked random people. Found my way to what was probably the start by 8:01. Not a soul around. A very disappointing start. Hope to meet up with you another time. Maybe I can meet one of the members at a specific spot ahead of time.

    2 days ago

  • Marilyn

    I am here. Not seeing anyone from the group. Where are you?

    2 days ago

  • Tracy S.

    My apologies. Apparently I needed to catch up on my sleep. I just woke and won't be able to make it.

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Dick P.

    No problem.... the more the merrier !!! dp

    2 days ago

  • Kristen F

    I tried rsvp'ing for two, but it wouldn't let me. I hope it's okay I bring a friend?

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Morris

    I'm just getting to sleep. I don't think I can make it.

    2 days ago

  • Brittany

    Hi there! Is anyone coming from the Auburn area?

    6 days ago

  • Dick P.

    HeyHey !!! Glad to see our friend Robyn has signed up again this week !! We were all very proud of her new record last week... dp

    1 · November 28

  • Dick P.

    I need to remind you that parking at the Nature Center without a permit is strictly enforced and could be a $50 fine. You need to buy a pass on the Tarshes Dr entrance at the guard shack, $5 bills only or park free on Palm and San Lorenzo and walk to the Center. This all takes time and you may miss us since we leave at 8 AM SHARP and wait for no one. We hate to miss anyone so please arrive early and enjoy our Hike. Also, remember that this event is a GO regardless of any silly little thing like some sort of weather problem.

    This event is listed as "Beginner-Intermediate" but as a novice you would need to have some fitness training. We move at a brisk pace and pause about every mile. If the pace is too fast, you have the option of turning at the 2, 3 or 4 Mile Marks. We do have a nice pause at the 3 Mile restroom break. dp

    November 26

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