On Monday, November 1 the Hiking Group will meet for our introductory hike. Contact Anne Bradley firstname.lastname@example.org for details about meeting location.
The Walking Group will also be meeting at the same time!! In the future we will avoid that scheduling conflict since some people may wish to participate in both Walking and Hiking groups.
Barb Moldenhauer email@example.com is convener of the already established Walking Group. Through observation of different paces set by members, and some requests for longer walks, it was determined that a Hiking Group could be a welcome addition to the club's roster of activity groups. Anne Bradley firstname.lastname@example.org and John Holt email@example.com will lead the Hiking Group.
Please be aware of your own abilities and determine which group would be the best fit for you:
The Walking Group sets a pace of 1.5-2 km/hr. They walk for an hour on mostly level firm surfaces within Guelph. There is lots of opportunity for socialization.
The Hiking Group will set a pace of 3-4 km/hr. Walks will last at least two hours and will be over rugged terrain. Expect to encounter rocks and roots and to ascend/descend hills. Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes are required. Poles will be a definite asset. Winter hikes may require icers/crampons. Many walks will be outside Guelph.
We walk rain or shine. Wear your rain gear if the weather is damp. Gaiters are useful to protect your clothing if the trail is muddy.
After today's hike we will seek a group consensus about scheduling for future hikes: preferred day of the week? morning or afternoon? how often, ie weekly, bi-weekly, monthly?