Friday Easy Hikers

“born to be wild”

Our hikes are generally about 3 miles in length, with no more than about 300 feet of climb and the hike is usually over in less than 3 hours.  We go at a nice leisurely pace and make enough stops so that we don’t wear anybody out. 

We meet every Friday at the BiLo Assembly Area in the parking lot at Forest Gate along the curb overlooking the Pizza Hut.  In June we have 9:00 AM gathering for 9:15 AM departure.  Hikes in July, August and first week in September will gather at 8:15 AM for 8:30 AM departure.   On September 12 we return to 9:00 AM gathering for 9:15 AM departure.  HIKE CHANGE AT LEADERS DISCRETION.

We send out an email every Thursday to members of this group with a Friday weather forecast and a description of the hike.

New or Returning Hikers – If you are brand new to hiking and do not know what your capabilities may be, or if you have not hiked for a while due to previous physical disabilities or whatever, this is a good group to start out with before trying any of the other groups. Please advise the hike leader that you are  brand new or are returning to hiking after an absence from these activities so that he or she will know to be aware of your progress during the hike and will gauge the pace and the frequency of stops accordingly..

Wear hiking boots and bring water and lunch or snack,  A good sense of humor also helps. And – Have Big Fun!

Friday Easy Hiker Leader:  Virginia MacDonald 862-6505

EASY FRIDAY HIKES – JUNE – AUGUST 2020 

June 19         Holmes State Park

June  26.        Seniard (off 475B)

July   03.         Buckspring Trail E85B

July   10.         Elk’s Pasture (Turk’s Cap Lillies) E40A

July   17.         Cove Creek (in and out)

July   24.         Andy Cove, Exercise Trail, North Slope

July   3l.          Campground Trail along river to Lowes and back. 

Aug.  07          Triple Falls starting at Visitor’s Center 

Aug.  14.         Hamilton Falls Head toward Daniel Ridge turning off to Left along river & back

Aug.  21.          Barnett  Branch to Waterfall & back down to Pink  Beds & return E50A.  

Aug.  28        Cradle of Forestry E14C

Gather  at 9 am for a 9:15 am departure from Bi’LO Parking Lot overlooking Pizza Hut.    In June & July gather at 8:15 am for an 8:30 am departure.  Hike changes at leader’s discretion.  Bring water, wear boots or good hiking shoes and consider a walking stick. 

New Guidelines.  

Plan to wear a mask when gathering or encountering other hikers on the trail.  Drive to trailhead in separate cars or with one in front and one in the back.  Keep social distancing on the trail.