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START TIME AND MEETING PLACES: This week, June 28, 2007, we will be having a cookout as well as a short hike to call this an official hike. Show up anytime after 5:30 or so. Iíve attached a map to show, somewhat, where weíll be setting up.
Also, Iíve attached a list of food items that will be there. If anyone can think of anything else that would be good, please let me know. ALSO, please bring a folding chair or a blanket to sit on. I donít believe there will be anything other than a picnic table there. Iíll be bringing at least a small folding table also.
Thanks and weíll see you tomorrow night!
What to bring:
- Hiking boots
- Rain Coat required (Please bring it every week, if only to appease the sun gods)
- Water. At least 1 quart. Hiking will work up a thirst. Dehydration is a major source of hiking problems. Staying hydrated during the hikes will also help you feel better the next day.
- Headlamp or flashlight. The nights will be getting longer, but we still sometimes get out in the dark. Itíll be necessary to have one.
- ĎFirst Aid kití I will be carrying a group first aid kit in case of injury, however participants should always bring Band-Aids, moleskin, Motrin and any other such small items as they may typically need during a hike.
- Toilet paper: There are no rest areas in the woods. J
- Cancellation Policy: I plan to hike every Thursday, rain or shine. Fun is where and when you make it! However thunderstorms will cancel, or shorten, the hikes!
- Risks: As discussed previously, there are risks, from rattlesnakes and poison parsnip to deer ticks, EEE, West Nile virus and breaking your ankle, from poking your eye with a branch to heart attacks. There are also balancing benefits, like exercise and the fellowship of other hikers. Thatís not to mention the simple pleasure of walking in the woods! The balance point varies for each person. Itís your choice.
- General notes:
Any questions, call or email me.
Jim Plouffe, Co-leader/Leader
CELL PHONE: (508) 726-8973