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Nov 16 A walk in Mehlville MO

A walk through the south county town of Mehlville.

We will meet at the Binder Animal Hospital.  I is located at Telegraph and Sappington Barracks Rd.  There are gasoline stations at the corner to use the restrooms before the walk.  See the map.

Take I-270 S 

Continue onto I-255 E 2.4 mi 

Take exit 2 for MO-231 N 0.3 mi

Turn left onto MO-231 N/​Telegraph Rd Destination will be on the right 0.7 mi

We will walk approximately 3 to 4 miles. PLEASE BE ON TIME. IT IS UNFAIR TO KEEP THE OTHERS WAITING IN THE COLD. The bowling alley will not be open, so use the restroom before you get there. 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. 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. After we are done walking, we will adjourn to one of the local restaurants to talk and replenish the calories we just walked off. I will try and make a decision to cancel because of weather by at least two hours before we are scheduled to walk.

Meetup Donation: Meetup charges me $72 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

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