What we're about

This group is moving to http://www.trailshrinks.com . For the meantime, you can find us here on meetup until further notice and Details.

Trails Shrinks are people that like exercise, want to meet people, and believe in fairness. Trail Shrinks always have their hand out to help and never ostracize or ridicule others. In this complicated world where people have strong beliefs and deep fears, Trail Shrinks come to you to help you participate in the absolutely fake world of hiking. No one in this group will ever get a badge that says, Hiker! No, You will be considered a Trail Shrink because you are a really nice person possibly with colorful hiking clothing and enough energy to climb up mountains or to walk through cities. Occasionally there will be other events like parties, concerts, theatre, travel and THE Hikers Ball which will indeed be held yearly. This group is for everyone, all genders, whether single, divorced, married, or just not interested. Our goal as Trail Shrinks is to listen, on each hike and to also share what we may want to discuss. Every hike we cover some sort of current event or news. I like intellectuals even pseudo-intellectuals like me. The purpose is to stimulate important conversations and to elevate the differences between people that have formed holding just one opinion. Yes, Trail Shrinks is about relationships and everyone's relationship with the rest of the world. There will be many people you like that come to the Trail Shrink Hikes and some that you do not like but that is just life and we ask that you refrain from insulting or gathering around them to burn them at the stake. That just smells really bad.

Now I am going to tell you that we will meet at the time announced but we will always wait as a courtesy up to 10 or 15 minutes if we know someone is on their way. If no one is coming and they have not informed us in some way we will start promptly.

All subjects may be discussed and these include. Religion, politics, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Lighten up if you hear something you do not like. This group is for everyone to remember and it's even okay to disagree with everyone because that is what makes the world go around.

You agree to hold Trail Shrinks harmless by joining this group. You also take full responsibility for your own safety. Please be sure that you practice common sense when traveling or dining after events. Please do not ask how to prepare for an event. That is your responsibility. You can find reviews from other hikers online regarding the difficulty of a hike and there is plenty of advice about how to prepare and what gear to wear. One thing we will say is to bring plenty of water always and aspirin and a first aid kit are definitely helpful. Good luck with our group. Be ready to be nice and we hope you make some true friends and meaningful connections.

I have seen how Trail Shrinks transform some peoples lives. I want to do more of that. I will be reaching out to therapists, marriage counselors, and more. Married couples and newly divorced. I am glad to report that as of April 10, 2019 there have been 20 couples formed here at trail shrinks and I hope I never see them again. :)

Always a rule with Trail Shrinks if you are married please no cheating. Safety in relationships is always a concern and you can bring all concerns to the organizers. I think Trails Shrinks is one of the best things I have done in my life. I hope you will move this effort forward with me. This ain't your mommas' hiking group/.


Mark Nejmeh


Upcoming events (5)

Mole Gap Trail hike and The Harp Pub Stop

Leatherhead Train Station - Southern Railway

We will start with a Hike and then head over the Harp Pub. The hike will start off as you step off the train at Leatherhead station. This hike is 6.2 miles long. Take the train for a wonderful day out in some of the most beautiful countryside in the south east. The Mole Gap Trail offers the opportunity to visit two historic market towns and the outstanding countryside of the Mole Gap, including England's largest vineyard. You will discover a river that has carved a route through the chalk of the North Downs, some of the best ancient yew and box woodlands in Europe and historic parkland that has inspired famous writers and artists through the centuries. Step off the train at Leatherhead Station and you will soon pick up the silver metal arrows that will guide you along this walk to Dorking. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. How to get there : The walk starts from Leatherhead rail station and finishes at Dorking rail station. The return journey can be completed with a single 5 minute train ride. For help planning your journey by train, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk. If you are coming by car, both stations have large car parks but a more cost effective solution would be to use the Randalls Road long-stay pay and display car park (just opposite Leatherhead Station) which costs £3 for 5 hours. Trail Map: https://www.walkingenglishman.com/ldp/molegaptrail.html Trail Page Info: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/england/surrey/mole-gap-trail

Black River coopers mill

Black River Coopers Mill

Great place to hike meet in the parking lot we will walk in this beautiful place along water and more

Pyramid Mountain 6 miles

Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center

We will stick together. We will wait till 12:30for the laggards or lost. So if you are always on time get there at 12:15 because the "let's go" whining is so ... People are on their day off so chill out We will not split up as the purpose is more social than hiking. If you are on a tight schedule best to not come. We wait for slow or struggling people. Be aware that laughter and joking is permitted. The more difficult week you just had the better. This is a very nice place to hike the trails are well marked and this is easy enough for just about everyone. We can do lunch afterward. Bring water and we can eat lunch in the woods. Hike at your own risk. Easy for one person is not easy to another person You can always reach me at[masked]

Beaver Brooke and Chavez Trail

Chavez and Beaver Brook Trail Loop

Beaver Brook and Chavez Trail Loop is a 8.8.mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This trail features a nice mix of elevation change as well as a creek for more than half of the loop. It's especially great during summer time, as you can take a swim along the way Trail Map: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/beaver-brook-trail?ref=sidebar-static-map&u=m Trail Info: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/beaver-brook-chavez-trail-loop?u=m Parking: Parking at the trailhead. Getting there: Genesee Park is 20 miles west of Denver on I-70 to Exit 254 (Genesee Park Exit) or Exit 253 (Chief Hosa Exit).

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Sourlands Reserve 6 miles cutoffs available for the weary

Sourland Mountain Preserve

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