HIKING Saturday Long Hiking -- for 12-14 miles on 11/11/2023 @ 8:30am-2:00pm -- NOTE EARLIER START TIME! Brandywine Creek State Park from First State National Historical Park Bring water, snacks, lunch. Expect hills, rocks, roots, stream crossings, and mud if it’s been raining. Hike must end by 2:00 because hike leader is then leading the new members hike from same parking lot.
HIKING Saturday Medium Hiking -- for ~8 miles on 11/11/2023 @ 9:00am-1:00pm -- Join me on a path that will take you past one of my favorite old ruins, two trees that fell in love with a promise to never part, and a car that got stuck in time. We will cross over two streams on nature surface trails through woods and meadows with rolling hills, past farms and horses. Lunch will be after 6 miles and close to the parking lot, providing an early out. We will finish the hike with an easy two-mile loop.
New Member Hiking -- for 5 miles on 11/11/2023 @ 2:30pm-4:30pm -- Meet by 2:30 at the First State National Park parking area next to the Courtyard by Marriott hotel on Rocky Run Parkway, off Route 202/Concord Pike. We will hike for two hours (about 5 miles). There will be hills (some steep), some rocks, roots, mud if it’s been raining, and possibly stream crossings. Dress for the weather. Bring water and a snack. After the hike, those interested can go to one of the nearby restaurants for refreshment or meal.