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Sunday Feb. 25, 11:00 AM - Carl Sandburg National Historic Park - 3 mi.

Sunday Half-Day Feb. 25, 12:30 PM - Bent Creek Loop #4 - 5 mi.

Wednesday Feb. 28, 9:00 AM - Moore Cove Figure-8 Loop - 7 mi.

Sunday Mar. 4, 8:00 AM - Foothills Trail: Upper and Lower Whitewater Falls - 11.6 mi.

Sunday Half-Day Mar. 4, 12:00 PM - Picklesimer Fields - 5 mi.

Leave No Trace

One single word captures the essence of both Valentine’s Day and Leave No Trace practices:  “Love”!  For Valentine’s Day, we express love through a gift or card, for a soul mate, a child, a parent, a great hiking partner; love given and received.  For Leave No Trace, it’s expressing love through a preserving act: love of a gargling stream, a glistening waterfall, a soft mat of duff, the silence, that sense of discovery in a place as if it’s never been experienced by another human being.  With that in mind, we give you gift suggestions for your loved one, each picked for its use to facilitate a leave no trace action of love you both will be proud of.  The first person who gives me the correct Leave No Trace action that’s supported by the 48oz Camelback bottle containing 200’ of blue, 3mm line will receive a complimentary gift!  We’ll describe each item's usefulness in a particular 'Leave No Trace' Action.

Paul Llanso


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Lower Big Laural Creek

Lower Big Laural Creek

March hike on Big Laural Creek

  • Lower Big Laural Creek

    March hike on Big Laural Creek

  • Mt Cammerer

    Mt. Cammerer fire tower

  • Trail Heroes

    Photo by Tom Weaver

  • Brrrr!

    Photo by Dick Zimmerer

  • Forever Young!

    Photo by Barbara Morgan

  • Kephart Prong

    Steve & Randy on scout

  • Working on Youth Partner Challenge

    Photo by Jan Onan

  • Skinny Dip Falls

    Club hike on May 12th to Skinny Dip Falls...

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We love to hike and work on our beloved trails, and we want you to join us. You can check us out through several hikes with us, or you can join first by clicking on the Join button on our home page. Please contact the hike leader ahead of time if you’re not a member.

Please browse our web site to see other activities you might like. We’re a non-profit with no paid staff, so we depend on volunteers to keep our club going. We would welcome your help!