Important Note: starting DEC 12 change of start time is 6:00pm Let's meet at 5:45pm to get acquainted. We will begin hiking at 6:00pm promptly. We are hoping the later time will allow all of us to be on time. Hoping the trails are dryer so wear can wear some tennis shoes. But if there has been a recent rain boots are suggested. You may want to start packing water and bug repellant (and possibly sunscreen) soon.
If you get waitlisted come anyway as we usually have last minute no shows.
The visitor center closes at 9pm, but restrooms are available if you use the side door on the left side of the building. Not sure when the visitor center is open later for the season.
French Regional Park has both paved and unpaved trails with various lengths and difficulty, some of which are lighted seasonally. The unpaved trails are 100% open but are soft and muddy in spots. Please plan accordingly. Depending on the group and amount of rain, we might walk primarily on paved paths. Recommended items to bring include comfortable but sturdy hiking footwear, insect repellent, drinking water, and a snack. I'd also bring along a change of clothing and rain gear just in case it's needed. If you cannot handle hiking where mosquitoes are present, you might want to avoid this hike. EXPECTATIONS FOR ATTENDING THIS EVENT: **Event Cancellations** I will cancel in the event of a severe weather warning, nuclear holocaust, or other unsafe hiking conditions. If cancellation occurs, I will send an email to everyone who signed up and update this event page. Please check your email and this page before heading out if in doubt!! **Everyone hikes at their own risk** As with life, hiking has risks associated with it. You assume all personal responsibility and liability for being a part of this event. **This is an adult only hike. Hope you can attend!
Photo description: A deer with 8 legs!