Last Sunday we lost a legend! Join us this Sunday as we honor Kobe, Gigi and all the other families affected by the tragedy. This Sunday we dedicate to Kobe! Come dressed in you Lakers gear! Don’t have any Lakers gear? No worries come out wearing yellow or purple instead! We couldn’t ask for better weather this Sunday as it is predicted to be a high of 66 degrees! Have Super Bowl plans? Again, no worries, we will meeting up an hour earlier than usual to allow everyone plenty of time to get their parties!
Here is everything you need to know about Sunday!
- Our Hike: The trail we will be hiking is 4 mile loop and rated as moderate. The elevation is 564 feet. There are some inclines, declines and bluffs overlooking the Missouri River. The hike should take about 3 hours with stops.
- Meet Up: 8:30am at Weldon Spring Conservation area. The exact meetup location will only be emailed out Saturday night to everyone that has registered. Please arrive on time and be respectful of everyone’s time Please continue below to register.
- Things to Bring/Must Haves: comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes (hiking shoes/boots or sneakers with good traction) a jacket, water and bug spray. It is important to hike in comfortable shoes whether those are hiking boots or tennis shoes. If you are wearing sneakers I wouldn’t recommend wearing your nicest ones as they may get dirty. Dress warm and layer up! You will also want to bring light snacks and a backpack to hold everything.I always recommend bringing an extra change of clothes, shoes and socks to keep in your car in case it is muddy.
- About Weldon Spring: Weldon Spring Conservation area is a 8398-acre conservation area located in St. Charles County, MO. The area borders the Missouri River and the Katy Trail. The area was named for John Weldon who immigrated to the area in 1796 and acquired a 425 acre Spanish Land Grant. TNT and uranium processing were done on this site and old bunkers formerly used for storage of TNT still dot the area. The area is part of a superfund site and has since been decontaminated.
- Optional Things to Bring: headphones, go pro, gloves, scarfs, ear warmers.
- What to Expect: The total hike should take about 3 hours and we should wrap up around 12pm. Throughout the hike we will stop for photos and rest breaks. There are no restrooms on the trail so you will want to stop prior to arriving. There is a Quick Trip right off the highway about 5 minutes from the trail head. Is it possible that some areas of the trail may be muddy and dirty. Please dress accordingly. The trail is one big loop and will take us back to where we first started. Once we start the hike you will not have the opportunity to go back to your car to we finish. There are some bluff views and a great view of the missisppi River.
- The environment: These hikes are meant to be relaxing, therapeutic, but physically challenging. We encourage being adventurous and having fun but we also encourage safety and respect for others. On this particular hike we will have people of all ages and we welcome friendly dogs on a leash as well.
- Weather: The forecast for Sunday is predicted at a high of 66 and low of 43. I would recommend layering up with at least three layers. The first layer you want to avoid cotton as cotton can you make you colder. Your outer layer should be a jacket that you can take off if you decide too once it warms up. I also recommend gloves and a hat or ear warmers.
- Lunch: We usually go somewhere to eat lunch afterwards as a group. This is completely option but if you decide to join us you will want to bring money with you.
- About Us: @blackpeoplewhohike was created to inspire people of color to step out of their comfort zones and get active outside! We meet every Sunday morning at a different location in the St. Louis area. Current Sunday Funday activities have included hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and hot yoga! Future Sunday Funday actives include bicycling, skiing and zip lining. We have new people that join each week who are new to these various activities and we welcome that! This group is all about new experiences! We are on Instagram at @blackpeoplewhohike. If you are not already following us, please do so here! https://www.instagram.com/blackpeoplewhohike
@Blackpeoplewhohike is a group of friends and perspective friends who enjoy hiking and other activities together. It is not a professional event planning or guide service that assumes any responsibility for your safety.