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Women's Hiking Retreat - Highland Nature Sanctuary
It is time to retreat to the woods for some relaxation and hiking in the beautiful Rocky Fork Gorge region. There are 14 miles of trails to explore in the nature preserve. There is parking at the lodge for about 5 cars but additional parking is available up the road at Etawah Woods parking lot, about a 10 minute walk away. There will be 4 hikes during our stay. Each hike will be about 4 to 5 miles in length. One Friday evening, one Saturday morning, one Saturday afternoon and one Sunday morning. There is a break for lunch at our lodge on Saturday. Everyone is put on the waiting list until payment is received. Payment is processed through Paypal. Please send me your email address to [masked] and I will send you an invoice with the necessary trip forms attached. Please bring your own food for at least breakfast and lunch for two days. We may go into Bainbridge or Hillsboro for our dinners. Bring all your hiking gear (boots, poles, packs, etc) and some games to play in the evenings. This lodge has no tv, phone or internet connection. Five sleeping rooms symmetrically circle a great gathering room. Bedrooms offer two single beds each, with colorful hand-made quilts. There are two private showers and two private toilets off the great room for common use. The downstairs level provides a kitchen and a large room that can be used for gatherings or as a dining room. A full-service kitchen with refrigerator, stove, 3-compartment sink, modest cooking utensils, and place settings for 12 people are provided. Refund Policy: I reserve the right to cancel the trip due to party size or any unforeseen health issues that would render me unable to participate in the trip. In the event the trip is canceled by me, you will receive a full refund within a week. Cancellation by the attendee that is more than 30 days from the start of the retreat will result in a refund minus the $10 cancellation fee, when someone takes your place and sends me their trip fee. If no one takes your place, you will not receive a refund. Cancellation by the attendee less than 30 days will result in no refund unless the trip is at full capacity and a last minute replacement is found for your spot. Then you will receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $10 within a week after the retreat is over.

Highland Nature Sanctuary - Beechcliff Lodge

7771 Cave Rd · Bainbridge, OH


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The Dayton Hikers group is the largest and most active outdoor recreation group in the Dayton, Ohio area. We are a community of people who enjoy hiking and outdoor activities. Joining Dayton Hikers is fast, free and easy. We don’t have dues, meetings, officers or a newsletter.

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