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November 2018
11-18-18 11:00 am | Hike
Day Hike in Nockamixon State Park
Day Hike the trails on the South Side of Nockamixon State Park
We will hike on the trails in the Dam area of the park heading west on the Mink, Church and Elephant trails. These trails give a nice view of the lake as we hike. Bring lunch and water. Rain cancels hike.
Details
Round trip road miles distance: 3 miles
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8 miles
Hike rating: B
Meeting place: Nockamixon State Park marina parking lot. About 1 mile east of the park office on Rt 563 turn on to Harrisburn School Road at the marina sign and follow it to the parking lot.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Mike "Sparky" Wuerstle 267-374-0324 bluegrasshorizon@yahoo.com
11-19-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm - Quakertown Proper Brewery (2-4 miles)
Join us for 3-4 mile walk from The Proper Brewing Company to the “Park at 4th" in Quakertown.
We will be walking through town to the lighted park and can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking by meeting back at The Proper Brewing Company for appetizers and drinks. As it is dark now, please wear bright clothing and/or bring a flashlight. Meet in the Parking lot behind the brewery (on the side of the Police Station/borough hall) Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 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
11-23-18 1:45 pm | Hike
Black Friday Hike to the Pulpit and Pinnacle under the Full Beaver Moon
Watch the moonrise from the Pinnacle.
Please arrive by 1:45pm for a 2:00pm departure. As we will need to make it up to the Pinnacle by sunset, the group will leave on time. Traffic on Route 22 can be a challenge so please plan accordingly. Come and watch the full moon rise from the Pinnacle! November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by the Algonquin tribes. Back then, this was the month to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This is an 8 mile loop hike, starting at the Hamburg Reservoir parking lot and then going up to the Pulpit and Pinnacle for spectacular views of the rising full moon. Sunset is at 4:40pm and moonrise is at 5:27pm. This is not a beginner's hike due to the ~1000' ascent, rocky terrain and nighttime conditions. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Bring a headlamp or flashlight, at least 2 liters of water and food/snacks. Also bring warm layers as we will be waiting at the Pinnacle for the moon to rise. Rain/snow or overly cloudy conditions could cancel the hike.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8 miles
Hike rating: C
Meeting place: Hamburg Reservoir parking lot, 420 Reservoir Road Hamburg, PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
11-29-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks - Quakertown Eagle (3-4 miles)
Join us for a walk through Quakertown
We'll meet at the Eagle/Local in Quakertown and stay together as we head down to the lighted Park at 4th. After the walk we'll head back to the 200 year old historic Eagle/Local, a familiar local dive bar. Plans for renovations have been pushed back but the food is good! As it is dark now, please wear bright clothing and/or bring a flashlight. Meet in the parking lot behind the Eagle/Local. (make sure your GPS takes you to Quakertown and not Trumbauersville - we've had a few problems with that) Thunderstorms, Heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Eagle, Corner of Rts 212 and 313; Quakertown PA. Parking is on street; Usually quite a few spots across from the front entrance on Route 313 (Broad Street)
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
December 2018
12-2-18 9:00 am | Hike
Loop Hike of Jacobsburg State Park
Hike the rolling hills of Jacobsburg
We will cover many of the 18 miles of trails this park offers. Trails of varied surfaces are through meadows and forests with rolling hills. Hiking boots recommended. Bring at least 2L of water and lunch/snacks. Heavy rain cancels. Trail map can be found here: http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_004250.pdf
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 15 miles
Hike rating: E+
Meeting place: Meet at the large, triangular parking lot, just south of the park's Environmental Education Center, on Belfast Road.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
12-5-18 6:30 pm | Meeting
DECEMBER HOLIDAY FEAST, MONTHLY MEETING & WINTER HIKE SCHEDULING
We will have our potluck holiday dinner followed by our monthly business meeting and winter hike scheduling. Bring your favorite dish to share with others. Following the business meeting we will be scheduling hikes and other winter events. Please complete the AHC Hike/Event form and give to the Hike Scheduling Coordinator.
NOTE: START TIME FOR THIS EVENT IS 6:30
Details
Meeting place: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown, PA.
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Karen Gradel 267-424-4602
12-9-18 9:00 am | Hike
Trexler Nature Preserve Loop Hike
A hike through the wilds of the Trexler Game Preserve
This loop hike will explore the northern portions of the Game Preserve, beginning at the Trexler Environmental Center, following the Border Trail through the Central Range to the North Range, then taking a variety of trails to explore the lesser-traveled sections of the park, returning to the Central Range and concluding on several trails that run along the Jordan Creek. There will be several long, steep climbs, multiple scenic overlooks, and likely buffalo and elk sightings. Early bailout options will be available. Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks. Rain cancels. Trail map can be found here: https://www.lehighcounty.org/Community/Trexler-Nature-Preserve/Our-Progress/Invasive-Plant-Removal
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 14 miles
Hike rating: E+
Meeting place: Trexler Environmental Center, 4935 Orchard Road Schnecksville, PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
12-11-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm - Center Valley Promenade (2 miles)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
It's dark now ~ 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. Tuesday is $5 Burger and fries night at Bar Louie’s. Thunderstorms or Heavy rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet at 6:00 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
12-19-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks - Quakertown Eagle (3-4 miles)
Join us for a walk through Quakertown
We'll meet at the Eagle/Local in Quakertown and stay together as we head down to the lighted Park at 4th. After the walk we'll head back to the 200 year old historic Eagle/Local, a familiar local dive bar. Plans for renovations have been pushed back but the food is good! As it is dark now, please wear bright clothing and/or bring a flashlight. Meet in the parking lot behind the Eagle/Local. (make sure your GPS takes you to Quakertown and not Trumbauersville - we've had a few problems with that) Thunderstorms, Heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Eagle, Corner of Rts 212 and 313; Quakertown PA. Parking is on street; Usually quite a few spots across from the front entrance on Route 313 (Broad Street)
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
12-22-18 7:00 pm | Hike
Annual Bethlehem Holiday Hike
The annual Bethlehem Holiday hike to enjoy the sights and sounds in historic Bethlehem.
We will walk for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours returning back to the meeting point at the end. The pace will be moderate. There will be an optional stop at the Brewworks afterward for those interested. Dress in layers and bring a pack to shed layers into as the hike warms you. We will be walking on paved surfaces and gravel paths so choose your footwear accordingly. Rain Cancels hike.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 6 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Plaza by Bethlehem Library, 11 West Church Street Bethlehem, PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Mike "Sparky" Wuerstle 267-374-0324 bluegrasshorizon@yahoo.com
12-31-18 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.
Details
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: Karen Gradel 267-424-4602