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Take a Mindful Walk at Tarrywile Park, Danbury, CT
Mindful walking involves paying attention to our experience of the walking. It involves focusing on the sensations in your feet or your legs, alternatively, feeling your whole body moving. You can also integrate awareness of your breathing with the experience of the walking. Or you can simply immerse yourself in the forest and total experience of the senses. Letting thoughts go and being immersed in nature helps calm, center and heal both body and mind. Through training our mind we have the ability to relieve daily stress and improve resilience toward's life events. It is important to keep non-judgmental attitude that is both understanding and compassionate. This is a quiet relaxing contemplative walk, easy terrain, 1 mile loop. No dogs or children, please. Sneakers or hiking shoes recommended. Rain cancels. Hike Rating: C Any questions, please let me know, Lenka Kol

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This is a group for anyone interested in hiking (most of our members are 50 years old and older). All skills levels are welcome. We started this group to meet other outdoor enthusiasts. Looking forward to exploring the outdoors with everybody.

Every weekend we offer hikes of varying degrees of difficulty. Hike are free for members (membership only $10) and $2 per hike for non-members. Sometimes we stop at a restaurant for supper after the hike.

"C" hikes are the easiest with minimal elevation and duration (2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours). "B" hikes are more challenging in terms of elevation & duration (2 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours). "A" hikes are the most challenging (4 to 6 1/2 hours).

Hiking boots or sturdy footwear & a backpack are strongly recommended. Bring liquids and a trail lunch. Children are welcome. It's up to the hike leader if dogs are allowed.

Please give yourself plenty of time, to find us, since we only wait an extra 10 minutes, before starting an event, to be fair to everyone. You are responsible, for your own safety and we cannot be held liable.

The leader normally goes to the "meet" rather than the "carpool" site. People are expected to "self-assemble" and leave the "carpool" site to arrive at the "Meet" site on time.

All questions concerning a particular hike can and should be addressed with the leader for that hike.

To learn more about us go to http://thehikinggroup.com/

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