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Central Ohio Group Calendar

Outings scheduled December 18, 2014 through January 17, 2015

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You may also want to see About Outings for description of Outings, Friday Night Hikes, and the Outings Rating System (E/S).

 

Friday, December 19 -- Worthington Holiday Lights, Ratings: E/S 2/2

 

Time: 7:00 PM. We will be walking 3 plus miles to view the holiday lights in downtown Worthington, the Rush Creek area and the Village of Riverlea. Please wear light reflective clothing. Meet in front of the Villa Nova Restaurant on High St. one mile north of Morse Rd. There is ample parking on the side streets close to Villa Nova. There will be an optional dinner after the hike at Villa Novaís. Contact leader for further information.

 

Sunday, December 21 -- Mohican State Park Day Hike, Ratings: E/S 4/4

 

Time: 9:00 AM. This hike of 10+ miles takes us along the trails of the Clear Fork River and ridges that form the Clear Fork Gorge. The gorge originated from the erosion of the moraines, rock till and deposits of the Wisconsinan glacier. Today, the wildlife and forest growth comprise an area designated as a National Natural Landmark. Bring water, lunch, boots, suitable attire and meet in the far end of Targetís parking lot on Polaris Parkway, west of exit # 121 on I-71 north of Columbus. Contact leader for further information.

 

Friday, December 26 -- German Village, Ratings: E/S 1/1

 

Time: 7:00 PM. Join us for a walk through historic German Village. We will walk around the German Village neighborhoods and visit Frank Fetch Park. Meet at Schiller Park (Deshler and Jaeger). We will be walking about 3 miles. Wear sturdy footwear appropriate for uneven walking surfaces. Flash light and light, reflective clothing is recommended. Optional potluck after the hike. Contact leader or call for further information.

 

Sunday, December 28 -- Scioto Audubon/downtown urban walk, Ratings: E/S 1/1

 

Time: 11 AM and 1 PM. We will spend the early session exploring what this park has to offer. The 1pm session we'll follow a map/audio tour with Columbus Arts Walk in an area close by. Bring lunch or snack and dress for conditions. Park walk will be on crushed gravel and concrete 3 miles. PM walk will follow sidewalks and roadways that may be uneven (3-4 miles ) Meet at 505 W.Whittier St. at the NE corner of the Nature Center. Contact leader for further information.

 

Friday, January 2 -- Clintonville, Ratings: E/S 1/1

 

Time: 7:00 PM. Meet at the Whetstone Library parking lot. We will walk about 3 to 3.5 miles through North Clintonville and possibly Overbrook Ravine. Enjoy an optional dinner in the area afterwards. Reflective clothing is recommended. Contact leaders for further information.

 

Sunday, January 4 -- Highbanks Metro Park Day Hike, Ratings: E/S 2/2

 

Time: 11:00 AM. Meet at the Nature Center. Highbanks is named for its massive shale bluffs that tower over the Olentangy State Scenic River. The park is rich in Native American history as it contains two Adena Indian burial mounds and prehistoric earthwork. We will hike 3 to 6 miles depending on weather and trail conditions including some small but steep hills. Sturdy footwear is needed for possible wet, muddy, snowy, or icy conditions. Bring lunch or a snack for the longer hike option. Note: This hike may be cancelled if road or trail conditions are hazardous. Call the leader prior to driving to the meeting point if the weather is questionable. Contact leader for further information.

 

Friday, January 9 -- Grove City, Ratings: E/S 1/2

 

Time: 7:00 PM. We will meet at Grove City Library, 3359 Park Street, Grove City. The walk will start at the library and proceed through the local n eighborhood. An optional dinner will take place after the hike. Contact leader for further information.

 

Sunday, January 11 -- Confluence Park, Ratings: E/S 2/2

 

Time: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. We will hike past the confluence of the park's namesake and enjoy the fauna found along the way. Wear hiking boots as conditions may be muddy or slick. Meet at the Confluence bulletin board by the restroom at 3669 Bixby Rd., Groveport. Bring a snack or lunch if hiking both sessions of 3 miles each. Contact leader for further information.

 

Friday, January 16 -- German Village, Ratings: E/S 1/1

 

Time: 7:00 PM. Join us for a walk through historic German Village. We will walk around the German Village neighborhoods and visit Frank Fetch Park. Meet at Schiller Park (Deshler and Jaeger). We will be walking about 3 miles. Wear sturdy footwear appropriate for uneven walking surfaces. Flash light and light, reflective clothing is recommended. Optional potluck after the hike. Contact leader or call for further information.

 

Please see the latest Newsletter for additional meetings and activities.


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