Because there are many beautiful places to hike…..yet not enough parking! That’s how it started…I came up with an idea, since our monthly group hikes usually attract at least 50 or more participants this pretty much leaves us two options: require registration and RSVP or never hike at places without a good sized parking lot.

We avoided both. A Flash Hike is a short notice, usually 48 hours or less of a hiking adventure to usually a lesser known place, a trail head with little or no parking, a trail with no so great blazing, a map-less trail, a trail I never hiked, a scouting adventure…you get the idea. In order to be on this privy list, a hiker must be 1. Adventurous 2. Have great GPS to get you there 3. Be open to carpooling 4. Not be a “planner”. In general have moderate to advanced hiking abilities.

Hikers are on a group text list and get a text simply where we are going and when. Usually I do not advertise Flash Hikes on social media and you all can understand why, with the exception of good parking. There is a Meetup Group find it here: Meetup I love hiking with others and I am working on this idea to be able to invite of all of you everywhere in Western Mass.