Date(s) - October 13, 2019
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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This hike along South Run and Lake Mercer in central Fairfax County will be 4.5 miles on dirt and paved trails, mostly in the woods, with a few moderate hills. In keeping with the mindfulness orientation of this hike, along the way we will pause to quietly enjoy the beauty of the area, and we will learn something about the history of the area.
We will meet in the parking area of the South Run Recreation Center just before 10 AM. Look for hike leader Rick wearing a blue Washington Nationals ball cap.
Please bring water, bug spray, and a snack or lunch.
After the hike, for those who are interested in post-hike food and/or conversation, we will meet up at a nearby restaurant.
Hike leader Rick Hower has hiked many of the trails in northern Virginia, and fall is his favorite season for hiking. His favorite outdoor activity is searching for the rare northern Virginia trail that he has not yet hiked!
Note: since this is a mindfulness-oriented group hike, please do not ask to bring your dog along on this hike. Their presence can detract from the ability of hikers to focus attention on mindful aspects of the hike. There are other hikes/groups for which bringing a dog is more appropriate. Thank you in advance for your consideration.