Free Trolley Bus Stop On J.P.A. Nearest Maury Ave
Fortune's Cove Preserve
Wayyyyyy back yonder, our glorious club volunteered for The Nature Conservancy to help build a trail on a pretty 755-acre patch of mountainous land which an awesome lady in her 80s deeded to TNC, I think with the stipulation that a trail be built for the public to enjoy. Let’s go trek this trail, which has some nice views along the way. It’s gonna be a cold one on Sunday; we’ll start out warming up with a pure relentless uphill for the first half of the hike to the summit, where we can check out the WNRN radio broadcast tower, and then enjoy a more chillax descent with viewpoints along the way. Come having eaten or eat along the way as we won’t be making a meal stop.
Hike 5.5-mile loop
1,725 feet elevation gain
The most relaxed-pace hiker (the caboose) will carry one walkie-talkie while hiking at minimum pace 3 out of 5; I’ll carry the other one while hiking at pace 3.5 or 4 (out of 5). Those of you who have hiked with me before: same pace.
This adventure starts out with everyone waitlisted, and then as drivers sign up, folks will get off the wait list.
WITHDRAW/CANCEL-PARTICIPATION DEADLINE is the same as the posted signup deadline for every club adventure unless otherwise noted. If you are on the wait list and make other plans, please withdraw ONLINE (otherwise if you get off the wait list last-minute and don’t show up, and someone else could have gone in your spot, that’s a problem).
Drivers needed and greatly appreciated (~65 miles total). Drivers please arrive with completely full tank of gas, then I’ll pay to fill up your tank upon return and give you a 50% tip! The more drivers, the bigger we can grow the size of this trip to let in any waitlistees. Thanks!
Wear non-cotton clothes, and pack: __ brunch or lunch in-stomach or in-hand, __ multiple layers of clothes to put on / peel off as needed – it will be much colder up there, __ 2 L water, __ snacks, __ meds, __ extra corrective lenses if applicable, __ rain gear, __ whistle, __ FLASHLIGHT / HEADLAMP (required, and NOT JUST YOUR CELLPHONE LIGHT — be prepared in case someone gets hurt and we’re out past dark), __ hike poles? __ camera? __ sunscreen and hat?, __ sunglasses?
Sorry doggy, no doggies allowed at this preserve.
Meeting / departure location is: on Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA) at the Free Trolley bus stop just before that bus turns right onto Maury Avenue. If you’re on JPA facing Fry’s Spring Station restaurant (which is on the NE corner of JPA and Maury), we’re meeting at the bus stop / grassy area that’s on JPA to the right of that restaurant.
This trip’s leader is a Geo Medic and Wilderness EMT, is the instructor of the Wilderness First Aid & CPR courses posted in the club, and will be happy to help anyone in need.
~ father shred