I was over the moon about this meetup since it had first popped into my head. I knew I was going to be in the Cincinnati/NKY area the first weekend of April and Cincinnati members hadn't had a hike near them for awhile so, I thought I would plan one while I was there. That way it was official and reachable for a lot of other members.
We met up in the morning right in front of the museum. I was unsure how many would show up but I did have my Aunt, my Sister, and family dog there already. Soon we were joined by two other woman. We did introductions and I gave out some stickers. After double checking the map and making sure everyone had water and signed the waiver, we went on our way.
The first stop we made was the buffalo that Big Bone is known for. Upon first arriving at the field there was nothing that we could see. It was a warm, nice day though so we hiked our way to the back of the field where there could have been more shade for them to relax in. Sure enough they were there. They were pretty close to the fence so they were magnificent creatures to get a good look at. The noises they made was the best part in my opinion. You could hear their breath. They were just as curious about us and we were them.
We got on our way to actually start the hike and it was more rocky/steep in some places but everyone handled it really well. I was so grateful that the two women who joined were just as entertained by my family as I was. There was laughter and good conversation the entire time. Mud covered us by the end. There was a lot of jumping over, dodging, and skipping. Our mileage ended up being right over 4 miles.
When we reached the end, we all went to lunch at Jane's Saddlebag down the road from the park. I used to work there in high school so I love going back to visit. My BBQ and their burgers hit the spot with a cold coke after the hike.
If you want to know more about GWH and how to join- visit the Girls Who Hike Facebook page and request to join. There's events posted there and networking to be had. You can also visit https://www.girlswhohike.net/ to read more about us! It's free to join in on the fun.
Disclaimer: The items listed below are solely based on my past experiences with day hiking in different environments and situations. This list should be used lightly as a guideline to outline what you need to tailor your own list for your experience. Your list should be based on difficultly, weather, and your distance from help/emergency services.
most ofRecently, a family friend of mine told me that she reads my blog and was interested in the Girls Who Hike organization I was apart of. She wanted to start hiking but didn't know where to start or what to bring. I thanked her because that was a great blog topic idea! Something I have been looking over. Here are the ten things that I bring on most of MY day hikes:
Remember that day hikes can be any length, distance, or hour depending on the person but they are not overnight trips. Overnight trips require much more gear and baggage, something that i'll get into later on. Start small with a hike in your local park and adjust your essential list as you see fit. Have fun and stay prepared.
Hi, I'm Kaelin- I'm in my young 20's. I live in Central Ohio but I'm from Kentucky. I am an avid coffee drinker, book reader, and outdoor enthusiast. The blog is solely to share my thoughts on sparked interests, stories and experiences. Thanks for being here.
This blog consists of tips, stories, and plans that may include time in the outdoors and/or situations with high risk. All advice should be taken lightly and combined with your own research. This is a personal blog based solely on my opinion and observations. All outdoor adventure or travel activities are taken at your own risk. I reserve the right to update, change, or amend this disclaimer at any time.