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Night Hike at Memorial Park (5 miles)

  • Dec 19, 2013 · 6:30 PM
  • Memorial Park - Trailhead / Ball Fields

Merry Christmas Jan!!!  :-)  

It's time for another night hike, and Memorial Park beckons!  These hikes are super fun.  We've had as many as 75 members show up for the night hikes at Memorial and Terry Hershey.  Please know where you are going before heading out.  I will not be able to give you play by play directions via phone.  I do not know this area beyond where we hike.

These night hikes are great for first time hikers.  They are fewer miles and much cooler than some of our other hikes.  They are a good way to introduce your kids to hiking and assess their fitness level and attention span before bringing them on one of the regular hikes.  This hike is not stroller friendly...the trails are narrow and bumpy.

Dogs are welcome but must be friendly, and they must stay on a leash at all times...no exceptions.  There will be multiple dogs, so be sure they are not dog aggressive.

From 610, head east on Woodway Dr.  You will pass the Arboretum/Nature Center.  Stay to your right.  Right after you go under the overpass/railroad tracks you will veer right onto Picnic Loop.  You will see some baseball fields on your right.  Park in the lot that runs the length of the baseball fields and meet us near the last baseball field at the main trailhead.

Supplies:  headlamp, water, snack, comfy tennis shoes or boots, layers of clothes.

http://www.memorialparkconservancy.org/html/North_Memorial%20Map_23.pdf

I prefer our hikes be off of the sidewalk for the most part. Areas like the Terry Hershey and Memorial Park dirt trails are great. If you have some suggestions for other places, please let me know. I look forward to seeing you all!

We'll grab a bite to eat afterward at Canyon Creek Cafe.  I recommend the Spinach/Feta Quesadilla and the enormous chocolate cake!

Address:  Canyon Creek Cafe, 6603 Westcott St., Houston, TX 77007

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  • Micah

    Great weather, super-fabulous people and an invigorating hike!! : )

    December 20, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    Guys, I am still editing my application for the job I've been talking about. I was hoping to be done by now. I need one of the veterans to take charge of the hike tonight in my place...Micah, Alex S., Sita...there are several of you who could easily do this. Please let me know who is up for this. Thank you for understanding, and wish me luck! :-)

    1 · December 19, 2013

    • Jennifer B.

      My Phone number...512-[masked]

      December 19, 2013

    • Micah

      Hey Jennifer! Thanks for arranging a backup plan. I know you have a full plate and I'm excited for you! My day was a bit crazy/busy so I didn't have a chance to check emails in time but got the scoop when I arrived at the night hike. Thanks for asking me anyway -- I'm so flattered! Sita and Alex were great and it turned out to be a fabulous evening and hike. We missed you (it's a lot different without you but totally understand)! I know you're in a major crunch and so excited for you! I'm thrilled you're going for this opportunity... wishing you the best of luck. I can't wait to hear how it goes!

      December 20, 2013

  • Jan B.

    I had a great time. What an awesome group to hike with!!! The weather was great, the pace was perfect, met some old friends and made some new ones.It was fun! Thanks Guys and Gals

    December 20, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    I apologize that I could not attend. I was a little surprised nobody contacted me, but I guess that means all went off without a hitch. :-) Who ended up leading, or was it just a free for all? :-)

    December 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The hike was good. Great bunch of hikers. How is your application coming along?

      December 19, 2013

  • Alex

    Nice hike and folks

    December 19, 2013

  • Steve

    Tried to find parking at Canyon Creek but a no-go carch up with you guys another time. Enjoyed the hike

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first night hike, but won't be my last. had an awesome experience!

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • Nomi

    Traffic around the Galleria extremely heavy. Start as early as you can

    December 19, 2013

  • Vicky T.

    This will be my first outing with the group.

    December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was really hoping to make it to this one...but there are still too many things to do before family gets in tomorrow. Have fun! Hope you do another one soon. :)

    December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kind of had plans for tomorrow. Maybe next time. Looking forward to it!

    December 18, 2013

  • Jan B.

    Thanks Jennifer

    December 14, 2013

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