|Peace, love and hiking! Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley Park|
Who: Anyone interested in hiking is welcome to come along.
What: Hiking the Wissahickon Gorge, Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia
When: Meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2013; Hike will end by 3 p.m.
Where: The hike will begin and end at SEPTA Wissahickon Station. We will do a loop (approximately 5 miles) of the eastern section of Wissahickon Valley Park. Sites we will experience include Hermit's Cave, Lover's Leap, historic bridges, Wissahickon Creek, Mom Rinker's Rock and Toleration Statue.
Why: To enjoy the beautiful fall-like weather while exploring an urban wilderness, full of historic and geological wonders.
How: There is limited parking near the SEPTA WIssahickon Station, so the best way to arrive is by Manayunk/Norristown Line Regional Rail or by bus (to the nearby Wissahickon Transportation Center). NOTE: If you live on or near the Temple University campus, you can catch the Manayunk/Norristown Line Regional Rail train from Temple Station at 9:40 a.m.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Carry a backpack.
- Layer your clothing. Since we will be doing a moderately strenuous hike, you may get quite warm, even though the temperature will drop dramatically by Saturday. The high temperature will be about 68-degrees Fahrenheit (or 20-degrees Celsius); As such, make sure you bring layers of clothing.
- Wear sturdy shoes with traction. Athletic shoes or shoes/boots made specifically for hiking should be worn. No espadrilles or shoes with smooth soles should be worn.
- Bring plenty of water. You should carry about three liters of water with you on this hike.
- Bring food for lunch and snacks. Typical snacks, like trail mix and granola bars, are best for a hike. Also, bring a lunch that is easy to eat while sitting on a rock, like a sandwich, a burrito or a wrap.
If you have any questions about the hike, please email hike leader Brian Schwarz at email@example.com.
Hope to see you there!