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Tuesday Hikes in the Upper Barton Creek Greenbelt

Welcome hikers to our Tuesday hikes in the Barton Creek Greenbelt. These recurring Tuesday hikes will start at my house at 9 AM and will generally be at a slower pace than our traditional walks with a greater emphasis on tuning into nature. These hikes will explore some new trails and will last approximately 2.5 hours ---give or take. There may be some up and down on these hikes so you should have at least a modicum of decent conditioning. And some good shoes to walk in! This hike will happen rain or shine so dress appropriately. Bring some water to drink and a snack or two to munch on while we wander in the Barton Creek Wilderness Park.

NOTE: Many of the trails are steep, rooty and rocky (“technical”) and may contain obstacles including trees with low branches, rocks and boulders, ledges, obscure roots and loose gravel. After a rain there may be standing water and mud. Rocks and roots can be very slippery. Attendance is your acknowledgment of the potential risks and acceptance that anything can happen at anytime for any reason. If you lack hiking experience or have balance or health issues this Meetup is not for you.

Proper preparation is essential. Eat breakfast - your body is an engine that needs fuel to perform. You should bring water and consider a snack, hat, walking stick, sunscreen, bug spray and clothing that “wicks.” I always wear water-proof hiking boots for foot protection and stability. A rewarding hiking experience comes from being well prepared and having the right equipment.

ALL hikers must sign a liability release/waiver prior to hiking. 

Please note that only with special permission will dogs be allowed on this hike .  

Hope to see you here!

Jeffrey
PS - We almost always have a 'chat-n-chew' post-hike gathering. Consider bringing healthy snacks for this and post it if you plan to do so.

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  • Beverly P.

    awesome

    Yesterday

  • Lois Y.

    Beautiful morning!

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Steven F.

    Wonderful experience! People, food, and nature. That is a prescription for great happiness!

    1 · 2 days ago

    • jeffrey s.

      Glad you enjoyed it, Steven. Hope you come back.

      2 days ago

  • Marta

    Good morning Jeffrey and everyone. I am trying to deal with a squirrel in my house (uninvited, poor house guest, uncooperative at the moment) and may not make it to the hike unless this magically resolves quickly. Given our interactions so far, don't hold your breathe. I'll let you know if the situation changes. I'll miss you all. And Jeffrey, your weather connections are incredible.

    2 days ago

    • jeffrey s.

      Squirrels are always good excuses. They are so cute! Good luck on your coexistence.

      2 days ago

  • jeffrey s.

    An invigorating hike. I will work on keeping the sun out during our entire hike next time. Thanks for joining me.

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Linda S.

    What a nice morning! Thanks for ordering up the sunshine Jeffrey! It's gone now, so I know it was especially for us.

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Greg S.

    Great hike on a beautiful day. Thanks to Jeffrey and the hiking crew.

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Steve B.

    Made it thru the construction zone and on to the trail. Then down the itsy-bitsy in sunshine to the flowing creek. Up the hill in the mud and across the grasslands to an amazing spread of food! It was well worth it! Thanks Hikers !

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Karen H.

    Hi Gillian, I would be happy to give you a ride home....I don't live too far from you. See you tomorrow! Karen Hogensen

    3 days ago

    • Gillian

      Oh Karen, thank you!! I am most grateful.

      2 days ago

  • Stan P.

    Jeffrey, I am absolutely smothered with orders for CLE. May I skip the hike and meet up for the chat-n-chew?

    3 days ago

  • Gillian

    I am not allowed to drive at the moment. I have someone to drop me off in the morning but I have no ride back after the hike and the chat and chew. I live in South Shore District which is by I35 and East Riverside. Is there anyone who could possibly give me a lift back home?

    3 days ago

  • jeffrey s.

    LOL. The rain predictions for this rainy period finally goes to 0% at 9 AM tomorrow with the sun icon in the picture. And oh--that is when our hike is! Now to come up with a suitable route to please all that is smiling upon us. I do have a route that has one major itsy bitsy (Webster interp--steep) ready to go, but given the recent rains, I may have to wing this one.

    1 · 3 days ago

    • Mary F

      We always stand behind you👣

      1 · 3 days ago

    • jeffrey s.

      OK, then. We will at least start down that itsy bitsy. Perhaps a walking stick might be helpful.

      1 · 3 days ago

  • Steven F.

    Look forward to having the experience of nature with you guys. Now, post retirement, I can do this!

    1 · 3 days ago

  • David T.

    Working all week and will miss you folks.

    November 30

    • jeffrey s.

      Working is a 7 letter word. See you next time.

      November 30

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