Come join our book club. We are a very simple book club as we just walk and talk! We will break into small groups to give us all a chance to hear and give input. We all read the book before the hike and then hike as we discuss it. We will walk up to the Lake Ilsanjo by way of Canyon Trail where we will stop by the lake for a little way and come back down on Spring Creek trail. This trail does have altitude gain of about 500 ft and some rocky parts on the trail that will require you to watch your footing. The mileage will be around 4-5 miles but it's a nice hike.
Driving Directions to Trailhead: -
- From Highway 12 East Bound from 101
- At the stoplight continue straight onto Hoen Ave.
- Take a right at the light onto Summerfield Ave.
- Take a left on Parktrail drive (2nd street on left).
- Park about a 1/3 of a mile up the road; the trailhead is on the left.
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel [Paperback]
Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise—and utterly irresistible—storyteller.
Harold Fry--retired sales rep, beleaguered husband, passive observer of his own life--decides one morning to walk 600 miles across England to save an old friend. It might not work, mind you, but that's hardly the point. In playwright Rachel Joyce's pitch-perfect first novel, Harold wins us over with his classic antiheroism. Setting off on the long journey, he wears the wrong jacket, doesn't have a toothbrush, and leaves his phone at home--in short, he is wholly, endearingly unprepared. But as he travels, Harold finally has time to reflect on his failings as a husband, father, and friend, and this helps him become someone we (and, more important, his wife Maureen) can respect. After walking for a while in Harold Fry's very human shoes, you might find that your own fit a bit better
Give yourself time to find the trailhead so that you arrive prior to the scheduled time. That is the time we head out on the trail. It would be disappointing to miss having you on the hike due to late arrival.
Wear comfortable hiking shoes that are well broken in.
Bring plenty of water.
No snack stop on this hike. Eat before you come. We just keep on walking for this hike.
Bathroom facilities along the hike.
Dress in layers. The hike starts off cool but rapidly warms up.
Please always check your email the night before just in case there are any necessary adjustments.
Bring your smile and great attitude!
See you on the trail!