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Parish Life – Get Outdoors – An Update

Last year, we started a group to get outdoors at least once a month with the hope of going to some places people have never tried. Most of the trips have been about 2 hours or about 5-6 miles. So far, we have seen great views of Pittsburgh from the Emerald View Trail on Mt. Washington and the Southside Steps. We have explored local trails such as Wingfield Pines, Boyce Mayview Park, Montour Trail (Steward to Triphammer) and Kane Woods Nature Area. We hiked the city parks, such as Schenley Park, Frick Park and Riverview Park. We even ventured an hour’s drive to McConnells Mill Stare Park to enjoy the old mill, a covered bridge and hiking alongside one of the areas nicest whitewater streams. Hikes have been with as few as two members to as many as eight members. Even during the winter, we were able to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

Some future hikes being considered are a section of the Warrior Trail, North Shore trails, Duck Hollow, Seldom Seen, Lick Hollow, Mingo Creek and Montour Woods. There have been a few people who have expressed interest in some of the previous hikes they missed. So, in the coming months, we will be doing a second hike to repeat locations such as the Emerald View Trail – Mt. Washington and the South Side steps.

More details about each trip will published in the bulletins and in a mass email the week of the hike. In general, we will meet at the church and carpool to the trail. This month’s hike is on September 7 at Highland Park in the city. Hope you can join us. Please contact Glenn Child if you have questions.

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