Image by michael and anna via Flickr
Woo Hoo! Spring has sprung and the urban hike folks are back with their first hike of 2009. This is one of my favorite PGH activities – totally laid back group – you don’t need to be a hiking expert. I am looking forward to checking out Allentown, Beltzhoover and Knoxville neighborhoods – I may even bring along the dog to enjoy the nice weather on Satruday.
Spring cleaning?! You can do that later. Take a hike with us instead!
Urban Hike is kicking off its 2009 season with a walk on the Hilltop. We’ll see parts of Allentown, Beltzhoover, Knoxville and that enigmatic area called Mt. Oliver (is it a neighborhood? A borough? A province? A state of mind?). Join us April 25th at 11 am under the clock at the intersection of Brownsville Road and Amanda Avenue. Free parking is available on Amanda and several other side streets. The hike should last about three hours; you’re welcome to join us afterwards for lunch at a local restaurant.
Since we’re starting a new season, now might be a good time to answer some FAQs:
What does it cost? Nothing! Awesome, right?
When do I have to RSVP? You don’t! Wow!
Can I bring my dog? Only if he/she can take a bunch of strangers calling him/her the cutest dog in the universe, yes you are! Oh, and sometimes on our hikes we stop at places that might not be dog-friendly. But we usually don’t stop for long.
Other questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to RSVP here is the Hilltop Urban Hike on Facebook.
Some related blog posts about walking through neighborhoods…
- Join Us: The First Annual Millions Walking Tour of NYC Indie Book Stores (themillionsblog.com)
- A Brief Intermission: A Stroll Down Fruitvale Avenue (vindelatable.blogspot.com)
- Hiking in Hong Kong (guardian.co.uk)