By MARION MINER
For The Vista
It is time to look for your hiking boots and poles as well as the water bottles because it is time to hit the hiking trails again with the group.
The first hikes of the season are September 6 and they are in The Glade. They will hike two trails that were prepared with the help of Friends of Glade Trails who are volunteer residents of The Glade.
One of the trails is the Amherst Trail that is a 2 mile loop including St. George Dr., Castlebar Lane, Amherst Dr., and Blackburn Dr. It is level and mostly on a grassy road.
The other trail is the Kirkstone Trail that is near Lake Kirkstone that is also a 2-mile loop that is level with one or two hills.
If you are thinking of hiking with them this year and are new to The Glade, these hikes are good ones to get started.
You don’t have to live in Fairfield Glade to hike with them. Bring water and a snack(s) to eat on the trail. Bring your hiking boots due to trail conditions as well as insect spray for ticks and chiggers. We plan to be back by noon.
Difficulty: At the beginning of each season we start out easy which is what these two combined hikes are.
Hiking has risks and safety is a high priority on every outing. Hazards include uneven trails, drop-offs, slippery rocks and roots, stream crossings, wildlife encounters, auto accidents, and more. The hiking group assumes no collective or individual liability for any mishaps.
You can check out their website by going to Google and typing in FFG Hiking to find our website for information on what to wear, what to bring, and what to be aware of. You are responsible for your own safety.
There will be a sheet on the bulletin board across from the Fairfield Glade Post Office for people to sign up for each hike. The group will depart from the parking lot closest to the 4-way stop sign in FFG at the corner of Peavine and Stonehenge at 8 A.M. sharp. Please be there between 7:30 and 7:45 A.M. to receive information and form carpools. There is no driver reimbursement for this hike.
For more infor call Bob and Connie Obohoski at 456-4282 or more information.