Sunday Morning Hiking Series #100 - Desolation Trail
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Hikers meet at 9am
Why is this listed as a trailhead meet-up instead of a hike?
The Sunday Morning Hiking Series (SMHS) began on June 7, 2009 and has continued with a hike every month since then. There is a bookmark list at the right which contains all of the SMHS events. Geocaching is a dynamic activity in more ways than one. Cachers are constantly coming up with new ways to place caches and host events. Occasionally creativity pushes the limits too far and new rules are made. There has never been a problem on an SMHS hike; anyone who showed up was welcome to log the event even if they only went a small part of the distance hiked by the whole group, like across the parking lot. Apparently that was not the case elsewhere in the world. As a result "moving" events like a hike are no longer allowed to be listed. Therefore, the SMHS will continue as a series of trailhead meet-ups. We will gather for a half hour, 7:45-8:15 am, at the trailhead to chit-chat and have a breakfast beverage and donut. That's the event. Anyone who is there for any portion of that time may log an "attended" on the event. At 8:15 am anyone who would like to continue socializing after the event may put on their pack and join me on the trail leading from the trailhead meeting place. I hope this change may end up bringing out a few more cachers who were timid about attending the SMHS in the past because they felt they could not complete the hike.
Eight years, four months, and one day later the group that became known as the Seventh Day Adventurists has completed
Check out the start of the series here
Because this event will be a celebration for the milestone, the program will be a little different. We'll hike first, then have a small picnic for the event at the trailhead.
Meet at 9am if you want to hike.
It may be the one that started it all but it is a short trail. Takes about an hour without caching to reach the overlook.
If you plan to hike before the event, please come equipped with plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, and other equipment (i.e. hat, hiking poles, pack, etc.) There tends to be a range of fitness levels that show up for the hikes. As the emphasis is on being social, don't worry if a steep leaves you puffing. I'll be right there clinging to a tree and puffing with you.
Instead of the usual donuts and OJ before the hike, we're going to have a picnic after the hike to celebrate 100 hikes! I'll supply the entree, either fried chicken or hamburgers and hot dogs and the usual drinks. May throw in a cooler of lemonade. I'm leaning toward hamburgers and hot dogs if GOATTER will light the grill again! (Check out this event for GOATTER's last fire starting outing GC3KMDE)
Bring a side dish or dessert. if you are a non-food prep kind of person, grab one of the paper items needed for picnics (i.e. plates, cups, utensils, etc.) Please list what you're bringing in you "Will Attend".
More importantly bring your memories. It's been quite a ride these past eight years. Many crazy adventures. For this party, I look forward to seeing a lot of the faces I have shared the trail with over the years.
This event is in Mill Creek Canyon where there is a $3 fee to exit. A 75 cent increase from the first in the series.
Come out and join the Seventh Day Adventurists for talk of trails past, plans for future adventures, and a picnic!!