Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your registered tour time.
Out of respect for other registered hikers, late arrivals may not be accommodated. Call or text 859-379-8328 if you have any trouble in route to the designated meeting spot.
If you do not reach someone at that number, call Jen at 734-323-7485.
WHERE TO MEET YOUR GUIDE
This information is provided to registered hikers in their confirmation email. Please check your inbox and spam folder for a message titled "REGISTRATION CONFIRMED."
WHAT TO WEAR
- Dress for the weather – we hike rain or shine
- If rain is in the forecast, pack a rain jacket or small umbrella (golf umbrellas are too big for the trails we’ll be on)
- If it’s going to be hot, consider lightweight/quick drying clothes that protect your skin from exposure.
- Layers are a good way to go so you can add or remove pieces to help regulate your temperature during the hike.
- Pants are recommended due to poison ivy along the trail, but shorts are fine if that’s your thing. Just be extra mindful of poison ivy if you’re allergic.
- Shoes – closed toe/closed heel shoes are required on trail. They can be tennis shoes, hiking shoes/boots – just not flip flops/sandals where your bare foot is exposed.
- Socks – cotton is not ideal for sweaty feet, if you have them available, we recommend a moisture-wicking sock (polyester/nylon/wool blend).
- Hat – not only do they provide your face some shade, they help keep the rain out of your eyes a little bit, too.
- Sunscreen – put some on before your hike and if you're going on an all day outing, bring it with you on the trail.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU ON THE HIKE
These items are required to be brought with you on the trail:
- WATER! 2 liters of water is recommended in the summer, 1 liter minimum is required to be carried by hikers on all hikes. Water can be in water bottles or a hydration pack
- Medications that might be necessary – like epinephrine injector, inhaler or timed medication
- Snacks to keep up your energy for exploring and to avoid getting hangry on the trail
- A bag/pack to carry your water, snacks and medications on the trail - it will also be used to haul out any trash from your snacks
- Your sense of adventure!
- Hat appropriate for the weather - a hat with a visor or wide brim helps with sun and rain protection, in the winter a warm hat might be the ticket for your comfort
- Charged phone and/or camera for personally capturing the cool things we’ll see along the way
- Bug Spray
- Lip Protection (spf lip balm)
- Sweat towel/sweat band (celebrate the 1980’s!)
- Hiking pole/walking stick
PACK IN THE CAR FOR AFTER THE HIKE
- Clean/dry clothes & comfy shoes (let your toes be free if you wish)
- Clean dry socks
- Water and snacks (cold fresh blueberries after a hot hike are a treat)
- Towel – it might come in handy after exerting yourself in the KY summer heat
HIKE & TRAIL ETIQUETTE
We believe the outdoors is for everyone, and just like all of the unique things we find in the outdoors, we appreciate the unique things about each person. So please make sure that remarks and conversations are kind to yourself and welcoming to everyone.