Urban Hike Scavenger Hunt – Be There or Be Square

Each year the folks who plan all of the Urban Hikes end the season with a huge scavenger hunt around a Pittbsurgh neighborhood.  I have competed in the past – it is tricky, educational and a ton of fun all at once.  There are some serious competitiors and lots of folks who are just there to explore a new neighborhood.

Previous UH Scavenger Hunts have visited East Liberty, Squirell Hill, Lawrenceville and Bloomfield.  The 2012 Urban Hike Scavenger Hunt will be tackling the neighborhood of Regent Square.  This is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon – plan for at least 4 hours for the hunt and for scoring.

IMPORTANT TRAFFIC INFO – According to PennDOT’s website the Squirrel Hill Tunnel will be closed on Sat. October 20.  What this means is that the traffic going into the tunnel which is slow on a good day will be a complete mess – allow extra time to get to the starting point.  We’ve made a map to show you how close the starting point and the Squirrel Hill Tunnels are to each other.  Forbes and Braddock will likely serve as the detour for traffic.

Here are the details from the Urban Hike folks….

It’s here. The hunt.
Regent Square.Mark your calendars for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 20. Teams can be up to five people. If you don’t already have teammates picked out, come as you are and we’ll help you find folks to hunt with!Urban Hike will provide you with a map, dozens of clues, and a time limit for wandering up and down the streets of Regent Square. You provide the answers. Some of the clues require taking pictures, so bring a camera with a blank memory card and a cable to download those pictures onto a computer. Bring a pen or pencil too.

The hunt will start in Frick Park at the corner of Forbes and Braddock. The hunt ends at a nearby local restaurant where we will score the answers, announce winners, and hand out prizes from our *awesome* neighborhood sponsors including:
    • Ambiance Boutique
    • Clipps Salon
    • D’s Six Pax & Dogz
    • Dunning’s Grill
    • Glenn Greene’s Stained Glass Studio
    • McBroom’s Beer Distributor
    • Paws-itively Pets
    • Square Cafe
    • Styles by Cardamone
    • Typhoon Lighting
If you have any questions in the meantime, as always, you can find us at info@urbanhike.com.Be there or be, um, square.
Here is the Facebook Event for the 2012 Urban Hike - RSVP and invite your friends to attend too!
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