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Join us for a walk on Tuesday and Saturday mornings! Check calendar for times and locations.

To keep things interesting I will plan hikes in a number of parks in St Louis and St Charles. We will also do walks in various urban areas. I'll try and plan some of the events around other activities that are taking place in our area. After the walks, we usually meet at a restaurant nearby or have a picnic to socialize for a while.

All hikers/walkers should be at least 18 years old. Due to some past experiences, dogs are not allowed.

If you are a beginner, I placed a file called Walking Beginner in the More tab then Files tab at the top of the page.

OUR WALKS/HIKES ARE USUALLY BETWEEN 3 AND 4 MILES AND WHILE WE ARE NOT POWER WALKERS, WE USUALLY WALK AT A QUICK PACE. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO WALK 3 1/2 MILES IN ABOUT 80 TO 90 MINUTES.

If you have any ideas send me an email and let us know.

What to bring:
- WATER – THIS IS IMPORTANT ALL YEAR LONG AND ESPECIALLY IN THE WARMER MONTHS. WE WILL USUALLY BE OUT FOR AT LEAST 1 ½ HOURS AND THAT IS TOO LONG TO GO WITHOUT REPLENISHING THE LIQUIDS THAT YOU WILL BE BURNING WHILE WALKING. – AVOID DRINKING CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES BEFORE WALKING. THE ARE A LOT OF GOOD ARTICLES ABOUT “effects of caffeine and exercise” ON THE INTERNET OR ASK YOU DOCTOR.
- Dress in layers (not sure what the weather will do). The top couple of layers should be easily unbuttoned or unzipped to allow easy ventilation. Wear a hat.
- I recommend broken in hiking shoes over Tennis shoes. A lot of the trails are over loose gravel and dirt and the treads on the hiking boots work much better.
- Snacks – EAT LIGHTLY BEFORE THE WALK AND BRING A POWER BAR OR SNACK TO MUNCH ON DURING THE WALK.

If the weather is bad, I'll try to cancel the event at least 2 hours before it starts. If you would like my cell phone number send me an email.

Meetup Donation: Meetup charges me $89 every six months to have the Walking site. If you would like to donate $1 at some of the walks, it will be appreciated.

Greg Kluempers

Upcoming events (1)

Walk the Meramec Greenway

Arnold's Grove Trailhead

Meet at the Arnold's Grove Trailhead in Valley Park (Hwy 141 and Marshall Road) 8 Meramec Station Rd. We will walk approximately 3 miles. 1. I experimented with wearing a mask while walking and I almost passed out. Wear a mask when we first gather and when we start carry it with you in case it is needed. 2. The first stage will be limited to 6 people. You must sign up. No guests. If the walk is full, you can put your name on the waitlist and if someone drops out you will get a message that there is an opening. Check the website the night before and in the morning of the walk. 3. If something comes up and you cannot attend, make sure that you change your RSVP to “NOT GOING”. This will allow people on the Waitlist to sign up. If you do not show up, and you have not changed your RSVP before the walk, I will not allow you to sign up for the next two weeks. Changing your RSVP will show up at the bottom of the meetup. a. On the iPhone app it is at the lower left-hand corner. b. On the PC it is at the lower right-hand corner. 4. Not sure how I will handle eating afterward. We will have to see what is available and how crowed it is. 5. As time goes on, I will be increasing the number of participants. PLEASE BE ON TIME. IT IS UNFAIR TO KEEP THE OTHERS WAITING. If the weather is bad and I have not cancelled, you will have to decide whether you want to chance going any way. Most of the time we will probably still do dinner. It is understood that you are participating in the events of Let's Hike of your own free will, and do not hold the club or organizers responsible for any injuries sustained during an event. What to bring: - WATER – THIS IS IMPORTANT ALL YEAR LONG AND ESPECIALLY IN THE WARMER MONTHS. WE WILL USUALLY BE OUT FOR AT LEAST 1 ½ HOURS AND THAT IS TOO LONG TO GO WITHOUT REPLENISHING THE LIQUIDS THAT YOU WILL BE BURNING WHILE WALKING. – I AVOID DRINKING CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES BEFORE WALKING. THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD ARTICLES ABOUT “effects of caffeine and exercise” ON THE INTERNET OR ASK YOUR DOCTOR. - Dress in layers (not sure what the weather will do). The top couple of layers should be easily unbuttoned or unzipped to allow easy ventilation. Wear a hat. - I recommend broken in hiking shoes over Tennis shoes. A lot of the trails are over loose gravel and dirt and the treads on the hiking boots work much better. - Snacks – EAT LIGHTLY BEFORE THE WALK AND BRING A POWER BAR OR SNACK TO MUNCH ON DURING THE WALK. After we are done walking, usually by 6:30, we will adjourn to one of the local restaurants to talk and replenish the calories we just walked off. Meetup Donation: Meetup charges me $89 every six months to have the Walking site. If you would like to donate $1 at some of the walks, it will be appreciated. Greg Kluempers

Past events (1,205)

Hike the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail at Howell Island

Howell Island Conservation Area

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