499 Gravel Pike, Collegeville, PA
Note another time change due to the restaurant opening sooner!!! Original meeting location!
This trail follows the Perkiomen Creek. A nice flat course with a view of the creek part the way. This hike is another "there and back". We will go south for 2.5 miles, stop at the Appilachian Brewery for an early dinner (and maybe a beer) then head back.
Allow 2-3 hours, depending on how long you feel like hiking (and eating!). This is a scenic and easy hike with an occasional very small hill. The trail is a mix of gravel and paved, so sneakers or hiking shoes should be fine. You may want to bring water, snacks, camera, bug spray, a hat if it's sunny or a rain hat if it's not , and of course, a friend . . .
This will be a joint hike with the Harry's Happy Hikers Group.
Finding the trailhead is easiest when you picture it's location (the green arrow) relative to the highways.
GPS Coordinates[masked], [masked]
Look for a Dark Green Audi tt with a roof rack.
HINTS to make SHORT HIKES in the COLD ENJOYABLE
WEAR LAYERS -
It may feel frigid at the trailhead, but just 10 minutes of walking and your body will start to generate heat, after which you may be too warm and want to remove layers.
Layering is the key, but layers or no layers, always remember to AVOID COTTON! Especially in socks! Once wet, cotton no longer insulates you from the cold and it wicks heat away from your body.
- A base layer wicks moisture off your body (Remember, NO COTTON!!!)
- A warm jacket is necessary for insulation and warmth
- A light shell stops the wind from penetrating your core
- Good hiking socks will do wonders to keep your feet dry and warm
Other suggestions include:
- Extra Socks (if you should step in a puddle)
- Hiking Poles / Over-the-shoe traction devices - if it might be slippery
Although you may be hiking to a restaurant, the body is much more comfortable if it's had a little fuel.
Hope to see you there!!!
Try to arrive by 2:45 PM. We will leave promptly at 3:00PM.
If you get lost or lonely, call Ben at[masked]-8558.
Adverse weather conditions may cause hike leader to cancel hike.
NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while hiking with us.