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Hi Hikers!

The goal for this group is to gather those that enjoy moderate hiking. I plan on having a variety of hiking trails vs rotating monthly. Suggestion of good trails is encouraged. Trail length can be anywhere from 2-10 miles.

What is moderate? According to Ramblers, the average walking speed for adult hikers is 2.5 miles per hour, without accounting for stops. Other sources, however, quote speeds ranging from 1.5 miles per hour to a sprightly 3.5 miles per hour. We will stay in this range, speed usually depends on the trail and how often we stop for breaks.

There is $10 yearly membership fee after a 14 day trial. This is less than a $1 a month for the year.

What are the benefits of hiking? Sports medicine physician Matthew Kampert, DO, MS did an interview with Cleveland Clinic and came up with 9 benefits of hiking:

  1. Reduction of heart disease.
  2. Lower blood pressure
  3. Combats diabetes
  4. Tackles obesity
  5. Reduces anxiety and depression
  6. Improves sleep
  7. Builds strong muscles and bones
  8. Improves arthritis
  9. Helps with balance

I hope these benefits along with being surrounded with the beauty of nature will encourage you to join our group. I look forward to meeting you.