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December 2017
12-19-17 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks (Center Valley Promenade)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
Let’s get our blood flowing with a short midweek stroll and burn a few calories so we can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking. Meet outside in the Parking Lot next to LLBean (the side without an entrance) A favorite; Tuesday is $5 Burger and fries night at Bar Louie’s. Heavy Rain, Snow, Ice or Thunderstorms cancel.
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet outside in the Parking Lot on the WEST side of LLBean (Promenade entrance from West Saucon Valley Circle).
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
12-20-17 6:00 pm | Meeting
AHC Meetup Committee Meeting
At our club's November meeting, we decided to form a committee to look into ways to improve how we use Meetup.
The goal of this committee is to look into ways of raising awareness for our 86 year old club, & to maximize the full potential that this platform can bring to our club. The meeting is open to any & all people. Part of this meeting will be set aside specifically for people to ask questions about using Meetup, and to discuss more efficient ways we can use this program. We will be meeting weekly, and meeting will last no more than 2 hours max (hopefully shorter). Just some of the topics we'll be addressing over the coming weeks are - Featured Event Option - Meetup Team Roles - Posting on Meetup & Advanced Features - Meetup Membership Retention - New Email Addresses - Profile Question Option - Polls - Google Analysis - Pages on Meetup - New Member Greeting Notes will be taken at these events and will be posted as a picture so anyone can see what we discussed at the meeting.
Meeting place: The Inside Scoop, 301 N. 3rd St, Coopersburg, PA 40.514537, -75.384913
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Brian Miller 732-289-5506
12-28-17 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm (Quakertown Proper Brewery)
Join us for a 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 mile walk from The Proper Brewing Company to the new solar lighted “Park at 4th" in Quakertown.
It's cold outside! We will be walking through town to the park so please wear bright outerwear and/or bring a light. We can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking by meeting back at The Proper Brewing Company for appetizers and drinks. Meet in the Parking lot behind the brewery (on the side of the Police Station/borough hall) Heavy rain, snow or ice cancels.
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-2.5 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Proper Brewing Company, 117 W Broad St, Quakertown, PA 18951 (behind the building on the side of the Police Station/borough hall) )
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
12-31-17 11:00 am | Hike
News Year's Eve Hike to Allentown Shelter
End the year with a hike on the Appalachian Trail.
We will meet at Rt. 309 for a 4 mile hike to the Allentown Shelter. At the shelter we will eat lunch and enjoy shared goodies. After a suitable time for socializing, we will hike 4 miles back to our cars. Anyone who would like a shorter 2 mile hike to the Shelter may join us at Fort Franklin Road. Bring lunch, water, and a snack item to share with the group. Since we will be spending time at the shelter, bring an extra layer of clothing to stay warm. No dogs or alcoholic beverages. Steady rain or snow on morning of hike cancels this event.
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8 miles
Hike rating: B
Meeting place: Meet on Rt. 309 by the tower at the south end of the Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant parking lot, 2520 West Penn Pike, Andreas, PA 18211
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Barbara Wiemann 610-262-6977 blwiemann@gmail.com
January 2018
1-3-18 7:30 pm | Meeting
Monthly Business Meeting
Kevin J. Halbfoerster, Conservation Administration Supervisor of the Pennsylvania Game Commission/Southeast Region Office will be presented a plaque during this evening's meeting for his efforts at Bake Oven Knob. Mr. Halbfoerster was nominated by the Allentown Hiking Club as Volunteer Partner of the Year in 2016 and the Appalachian Trail Conference awarded him Partner of the Year for 2016 for his work at Bake Oven Knob. Please join us to congratulate and thank Mr. Halbfoerster for all of his hard work.
Meeting place: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown, PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Karen Gradel 267-424-4602
Co-leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
1-14-18 9:00 am | Hike
South Mountain Preserve Hike
7 mile loop hike on the trails of South Mountain Preserve.
This preserve features woodland trails, large rock outcroppings, small stream crossings, moderate inclines, and a boardwalk. We will start the hike from Klines Lane parking lot at 9am. For those who desire a slightly shorter hike, you can join the group at Boroline Park, 600 Alpine St, Emmaus, at approximately 9:20am. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended as the terrain is moderately rocky and some areas may be wet or snow covered. Bring water and snacks.
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 7 miles
Hike rating: C+
Meeting place: Klines Lane parking lot (just east of the 2nd set of RR tracks), Emmaus, PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Pam Root 610-965-2213 pswilson01@aol.com