DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Wear your crummy sneakers for a hike on rutty paths near water, shady wide gravel paths in an open area and in heavily forested glades. This is a state park and fees are still in effect until 11/30: $4 for cars registered in state, and $8 for cars registered out-of-state, unless you have a state park pass.
The first 9 members to RSVP the leader via email commencing no earlier than 6 days prior to the hike will be notified by the leader of their acceptance to join the hike. Other respondents beyond the first 9 will be wait-listed and notified if there has been a cancellation. Please provide the leader with your phone number for notification in case of cancellations.
NOTE: A second hike covering the same route will be formed to commence at 10:30 composed of those waitlisted from the first hike. It is important that those accepted to the first hike arrive for their meet-up at 9:45 to depart at 10:00am. Members waitlisted and informed they are included in the second hike are to arrive at 10:15 for meet-up and departure at 10:30am. Anyone needing to cancel from either hike should contact Rodger (Leader 1) by 8:00am the day of the hike, who may then contact others waitlisted who didn’t get into either hike.
Do not show up for this hike without preregistering. This hike will follow the WTC Covid-19 guidelines. WTC has a new liability release form that is available on this website. Please read it. Please bring your mask, sanitizer, water, any snack and your own pen for the sign-in process. Please note there is a bit of a drive involved to Lums Pond for some, so allow sufficient time for the drive.
WHERE: Lums Pond State Park – A5 (Nature Center)
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.563399, -75.729959
NEAREST ADDRESS: 587 Buck Jersey Rd Bear, DE
Lums Pond State Park – A5 (Nature Center) 587 Buck Jersey Rd Bear, DE
From the intersection of DE-896 and US-40, proceed south on DE-896 for 2.6 mi. Turn left onto Howell School Rd and travel 0.4 mi. Turn right into the park. The lot areas are numbered in reverse, because the entrance was moved from one end to the other. Follow the park road, Area 5 is the first lot on the left.