Sun, Aug 27, 2017, 6:30am: Hard Labor Hike

General info for all hikes and walks: Hikes and walks are $5 for members, and $10 for non-members (become a member). Unless otherwise noted, the pace for hikes is moderate, lasting 3-5 hours, covering 3-5 miles, the terrain is hilly, footing is sometimes uneven, and we follow trails and possibly paved or dirt roads . Walks are easier and shorter than hikes, and usually follow paved or dirt roads, no trails. The guide may periodically stop and talk along the way. Bring sturdy, comfortable walking or hiking shoes, water, snack, bug spray, rain poncho, and camera. Shorts or long pants are OK. For day hikes, bring a hat and sun block. For night hikes, bring a small flashlight. There are usually about 20 people. We depart about 30 minutes after the posted start time. For some hikes, we will meet at the indicated location, then drive a short distance to the hike location.

Specific info for this hike: Meet at 6:30am at Grove Place ball park, by the wall with the mural.

The terrain is mostly flat, but also rough and steep in places. The hike will take about 4 hours. Highlights include extensive ruins, a mill, and two waterfalls. We will follow a trail that goes behind Kingshill area. Augustus Mclean will be leading the hike. Trail conditions are rugged, and water is expected, so wear appropriate shoes. Long pants are preferred.

Driving directions:
See it on Google Maps (street names on Google Maps may not match what's on the ground).
From the intersection of Route 70/Centerline Rd. and Route 69/Paradise Rd.:
- Go north on Route 69/Paradise Rd. for 9/10 of a mile, to the second large intersection, which is Route 76/Mahogany Rd.
- Turn left (west) on Route 76/Mahogany Rd. and go for 1/2 a mile, until you reach a four-way intersection.
- Turn left (south) at the four-way intersection, and then turn right onto the next street.
- Grove Place ball park is on the left. Meet by the wall with the mural.

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