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Beginners Twilight Hike Through Edwin Warner Park

HIKE STATS

Meeting Time: 5:55 PM. Feel free to come a few minutes early to mix and mingle with other hikers.
Meeting Place: Edwin Warner Park Natchez Trace/Old Road Trailhead Cabin at the Woolwine Parking Lot (gravel parking lot to the right of the Nature Center).
Hike Distance: 2 1/2 miles with extra 1/2 mile option
Estimated Hike Time: 1 1/2 hours 
Difficulty: Moderately easy, paved trails for Level 3 beginners. Some easy and moderate climbs around the Edwin Warner hills. Optional climb to the overlook.
Hike Leader: Kathryn Darden 
Leashed dogs are welcomed.

Enjoy the scenery at Edwin Warner Park on the paved road that circles the park. This is a great beginner hike for people and dogs who can walk 2 1/2 miles at a steady pace with an optional loop to the scenic overlook. 

HIKE DESCRIPTION

* This is a beginners hike because of the slower pace and paved road, but it is for moderately advanced beginners because we maintain a steady pace, there are is a steady incline, it is a 2 1/2 - 3 mile walk and it includes a moderate climb up to an overlook. Please do not come if you are not sure you can walk at least 2 1/2 miles without rest breaks.

If you are not sure you or your dog can hike 2 1/2 - 3 miles without rest breaks, try it in your neighborhood or local park to see if you are up to it. While we don't go full speed, we do keep a steady pace so the group can enjoy the many health benefits of hiking. This hike is not appropriate for those who are not in good physical shape, and even at our slower pace, it is not a slow stroll in the park. There is one rest stop where hikers can rest while the rest of the group climbs up to the overlook. If you are a fast walker, please note that you are signing up for a slower hike. 

Photographers welcome. Our pace is slow enough to allow people to stop to take pictures and catch up with the group. 

Dog walkers welcome. Dogs must be leashed at all times by law. Local fines start at $50. Dog leashes should be 6 ft. long or less per park rules so dogs don't get in the way of joggers and bikers. The park appreciates dog walkers who carry litter bags for their pets. If your dog does not get along well with other dogs or strangers, this is not a good activity. 

If you are familiar with the park and would act as a sweeper to walk at the end of the line and make sure everyone finishes without getting lost, let me (Kathryn) know in the comments below or tell me when you arrive.

If you RSVP, please give 24 hour notice if you must cancel. 

THIS HIKE WILL BE CANCELED IN THE EVENT OF RAIN OR OMINOUS WEATHER IN THE BELLEVUE AREA 1/2 HOUR BEFORE HIKE TIME. 

If you have not done a beginner group hike and are not sure what to expect, these might be helpful reading: 

Beginner hikes: Top 10 tips for hiking newbies http://www.examiner.com/article/beginner-hikes-top-10-tips-for-hiking-newbies

Hiking 101: What is a beginner hike? http://www.examiner.com/article/hiking-101-what-is-a-beginner-hike

Top Three Things You Need to Know About Beginner Hiking http://voices.yahoo.com/top-three-things-know-beginner-hiking-12310663.html?cat=5


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  • Kathryn

    Thanks to everyone who joined me on the Twilight Hikes. You can find my future hikes posted here: https://www.facebook.com/hikenashville and at Tennessee Hiking Group.

    October 21, 2013

  • Sharon

    Thanks Bruce for the cookies. They were delicious.

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Bruce

      I'm glad you enjoyed the cookies.

      1 · September 24, 2013

    • Malissa M

      Hi Bruce, The cookies were awesome! They weren't overly rich like a Christie cookie. These had the right amount of crunch and chewiness! Yummmmm!!

      September 24, 2013

  • Kathryn

    Hey, if you stayed for the networking time at the end of the hike last night, please feel free to post a comment and link to your business here so folks can follow up. I will start. I am in skin care with Rodan + Fields Dermatologists, the makers of Proactiv for teenage acne, who are now making skin care products for againg skin. Find out more at https://kdarden.myrandf.com or message me.

    September 22, 2013

    • Lisa C.

      I'm Lisa, I am an accountant at Crosslin & Associates, we are a full service accounting firm. I do the internal financial reporting and HR. http://www.crosslinpc...­

      1 · September 22, 2013

    • Kathryn

      Bruce's cookies courtesy of Cookie Advantage www.cookieadvantage.com

      September 24, 2013

  • karen

    This is a great hike. Thanks Kathryn

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    It was a beautiful night in a beautiful park with a great group.

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Kathryn

      Thanks for coming to so many of my hies. I am looking forward to yours tomorrow!

      September 21, 2013

    • Lisa C.

      I'm glad you are going to be able to make it. See you tomorrow

      September 21, 2013

  • Kathryn

    Great group, perfect weather, beautiful park.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Kathryn

    I counted 18 people and there may have been more as people found us late and a couple left early so I may have missed a couple of you! I wish I had gotten to talk to each of you but the hike was over before I knew it and then I was stuffing my face with cookies, thanks to Bruce. It was a beautiful, brisk evening and a nice group of people. I am doing the longer version next Saturday from picnic area 9, so look for it!

    September 21, 2013

  • Sandra R.

    Kathryn, it was nice to meet you. Thank you for a great hike.
    Bruce, thank you for the wonderful cookies!

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Always a great hike!

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • April S.

    Great hike! Loved seeing everyone!

    2 · September 21, 2013

    • Kathryn

      Thanks for coming! Sorry we didn't get to talk much.

      1 · September 21, 2013

  • Malissa M

    Great night for such a nice hike. This is one of my favorite hikes. Thanks again Kathryn for leading us on another wonderful hike. Thanks to Bruce for the delicious gourmet cookies after the hike!

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Kathryn

      Thanks for coming tonight. It was good to see you again!

      September 21, 2013

  • mary a

    Thank you for a nice hike Kathryn. And thanks to Bruce for the delicious cookies!

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Kathryn

      Thanks for coming again!

      September 21, 2013

  • Amy

    Busted radiator...sigh. I won't be attending.

    September 21, 2013

    • Kathryn

      Hope you make it next time-- probably next Saturday evening.

      1 · September 21, 2013

  • Aaron P

    Will be a little late but definitely coming.

    September 21, 2013

    • Aaron P

      Well or not because I'm not familiar enough with this park to know where I even should have been 20 minutes ago :/

      September 21, 2013

    • Kathryn

      Hope you make it next time.

      September 21, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    Thanks again to Bruce for the cookies.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    If you don't have a sweeper I'll be happy to do it (unless someone else wants to). See you in a few hours.

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Kathryn

      Sounds good! You're hired!

      September 21, 2013

  • Travis

    Kathryn, thank you for all your time and effort in putting together these hikes! I look forward to a wonderful fall hike this Saturday.

    September 21, 2013

    • Kathryn

      It should be a perfect evening for hiking!

      September 21, 2013

  • Bruce

    I'll bring cookies!!!!

    3 · September 20, 2013

    • Kathryn

      I hope so! I had to do without tonight!

      September 20, 2013

  • Kathryn

    Less typing and more hiking as Kelly says!

    September 15, 2013

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