Sun, Oct 09|
Valley Green Inn
Take a Hike! ...with Black Philadelphia! (MODERATE) (Philadelphia, PA)
Take a Hike! ...with Black Philadelphia! Join the crew for a hike along a DIFFERENT ROUTE of the Wissahickon Trail. Special thanks to Deandra for hosting this great event! -- Black Everywhere - Nurturing community for Black people
Time & Location
Oct 09, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Valley Green Inn, 1 Valley Green Rd, Philadelphia, PA, USA
About the Event
Take a Hike! ...with Black Philadelphia!
Join the crew for a hike along a DIFFERENT ROUTE of the Wissahickon Trail. Special thanks to Deandra for hosting this great event!
Agenda - Take Note!
9:55 a.m. - Meet and Greet at the lower parking lot next to the Valley Green Inn - this is a popular location so give yourself plenty of time to find parking!
10:00 a.m. - WE ARE LEAVING! Not kidding...don't miss us!
12:00 p.m. - End of hike (approximately)
We're going to take a different route along the White Trail. This route totals approximately 3 miles and will last 90 minutes.
HIKE IS MARKED AS MODERATE FOR DISTANCE AND HILLS.
THIS EVENT IS MONTHLY, BUT IS CONTINGENT UPON THE WEATHER & MAY BE CANCELLED SHOULD THERE BE HEAVY RAIN AND WIND.
A Fun Challenge
If you're looking for a fun challenge, this is it! Nature will be all over you by the time we're done.
This is a great event to talk and get to know other members.
WARNING: Our hike is not a flat-terrain walk like the path along Kelly Drive; this is moderate hike. The trails are hilly and will take us into wooded areas, so I wouldn't recommend this for someone with serious joint problems. There is a road that remains flat and runs for several miles right alongside the creek for those that would rather keep it simple, but our group will be hiking the trails. We will take a couple of breaks, but this is not a leisurely stroll; be prepared to maintain a decent pace.
Wear sturdy hiking boots/sneakers or regular sneakers with good traction. I don't want to leave a fallen warrior behind, but I will! I'm just sayin'...
Also suggested are a bottle of water and a bite to eat, such as a granola bar, fruit or trail mix. Bug spray, sunscreen, and a hat/scarf are also helpful but not usually necessary. You may just need a light jacket, but be sure to layer, as you will warm up. Bring your EpiPen or inhaler too (better safe than sorry). FOR LADIES: BRAID OR TIE YOUR HAIR DOWN...I've had an 8-legged hitchhiker once land on my hair and try to come home with me.
Leave the makeup and cologne at home, because we are going to sweat. We might see a cute jogger, but I promise the chipmunks and deer will NOT be impressed.
This is a very popular area that is frequented by people riding bikes, walking dogs, and occasionally riding horses. Just be aware of your surroundings. Park in the parking lot and WALK DOWN THE HILL to the Valley Green Inn.
By RSVP'ing, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Black Philadelphia Group Organizers, Co-Organizers, Asst. Organizers, Event Organizers, and/or Host(s) for any injuries, damages, or liabilities incurred before, during, or after event.
Post a comment below if you need a ride.
PLEASE POST A COMMENT, CALL OR TEXT WITH YOUR NAME IF YOU'RE RUNNING LATE.
How to find us
Park and THEN WALK ALL THE WAY DOWN THE HILL TO THE VALLEY GREEN INN. I will be on the benches under the trees, between the bathrooms and the inn. 267-636-0367
24 Hours Please
We can't wait to see you! Please don't keep us waiting. If you change your RSVP to "no" less than 24 FULL hours prior to an event, you are a "no show".
As a courtesy to our members, please consider sending your questions directly to Deandra@mahoganyphilly.com and only post in the comment box below when you're sharing event-related info with the group.
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