I am trying to accomplish a few health goals for our Lengthen Your Stride program. Since I moved to Iowa, I have been wanting to become familiar with some of the local hikes and nature trails. Maybe some of y'all would like to join in? Considering I am super pregnant, I am going to stick with the taking my stroller on paved nature walks as opposed to backpacking my chunky kid on a hike.
So, here is the activity:
We will be meeting Friday morning at 9:30 at the Mormon Handcart Park. The trail in the Handcart Park is short but it joins up with Clear Creek bike trail, which is a really wide paved sidewalk through a forested area. Everett and I went and strolled for a while today and we saw two little snakes and crossed a bridge and found a dead mouse... so, it was a huge hit with my 2 year old and he wants to go back. The trail does not loop, so we will just have to pick a point and turn back. Maybe we could walk for 30-40 minutes and then turn back? If some girls wanted to go longer or turn back sooner, that is cool too.
Here is a link to where the park is. (You turn off of either Mormon Trek Blvd or Melrose Ave onto Hawkeye Park Rd and then look for signs.)
What do yall think? Is anyone up to come? Email me back if you do so we get a headcount and dont leave anyone behind.