Simpson Park walk – Valley Park, MO. This hike will combine a couple of connecting trails: Blue Heron, Levee Trail and the River Walk. The area is relatively flat and we will walk between 3 to 4 miles. We will meet by the restrooms in Simpson Park 1234 Marshall Road - Saint Louis, MO 63088. Marshall Road can be accessed either from Big Bend in Kirkwood or Hwy 141 in Valley Park.
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.