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Our beginner hikes are intended to help bring people together who share our interest in the outdoors. It is our intent to create a series of hikes that will help those interested in hiking and outdoor exploration begin the process of working up to bigger adventures.
We define beginner hikes as hikes where we take an appropriate pace and rest stops as needed to allow everyone to complete the hike who wants to. Whenever possible we try to lead from the back of the group to make sure everyone completes the hike and no one is left behind. These hikes will be on trails of varying difficulty, some of these trails may be considered more moderate than beginner.
After the hike it is our tradition to go out for dinner or drinks, but this is optional and up to the event host and those attending the hike.
We ask that you bring a headlamp with you year-round. In fall, winter and spring headlamps are required.
We will generally have a few headlamps available to loan out, however due to the cost associated with purchasing/replacing headlamps and keeping them maintained with fresh batteries we will be asking for a donation of $5 if you need to borrow one.
We may also have new headlamps available for purchase. We will be asking for a $15 donation to the group for these.
Your event host for this event is typically Bryant Shoblom, if you ever have any concerns or questions feel free to reach out to him. He can be emailed at [masked] or found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shoblom
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Micro spikes are highly suggested as the trails will most likely be very icy.
It is okay to bring your dogs on our hikes when we are hiking where they are allowed.
Generally we will still hike (except for lightning). However, if the majority of those present decide that they would rather skip the hike and go straight to dinner, we will follow the majority’s decision. It is worth noting that in our experience, the weather at the location of the hike is generally better than predicted during the time period of our hike. We also reserve the option to opt for a shorter version of the hike depending on conditions (to avoid mud/ice etc) or based on the preparedness of those that show up.
We start our hikes 15 minutes after the posted start time. If less that 10 RSVP will may start on time unless you notify us that you are on the way.