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10th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DOG HIKE on ZOMBIE ROAD. Dress up the Dogs!

October 30, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

IT’S TIME FOR ZOMBIES, WEREWOLVES and other scary creatures! Where else would we go at Halloween time? Only the BRAVE will come! Dogs have been known to disappear on this trail and reappear days later!

THE PUPS ARE ALLOWED TO EAT ANY ZOMBIES THAT THEY CATCH!

Officially in a registry of “Missouri’s most haunted places”. You never know what you’ll see on this trail at Halloween time!

Let’s have a little fun and wear costumes…dog and human. You don’t have to, but we’ll have our own little Halloween Pet Parade.

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Easy, paved and mostly level trail. Your dog might even stay reasonably clean! Good for first timers. Fall colors are usually awesome on this trail at Halloween.

About 4.5 miles. Allow 2.5 hours, including stops.

Paved trail with beautiful scenery, 12 bridges, lots of rock outcroppings and a couple of waterfalls after a rain. One moderate hill near parking lot, otherwise totally level. It’s an out-and-back hike, we walk to where the trail meets up with the Al Foster, then turn around and walk back the same way. A couple of creek stops if it’s been raining, but no water for dogs at all if it’s been dry.

**PACE OF HIKE:** Our pace is relaxed moderate. We walk at about 2.0 mph. Not a power hike, we don’t do that. If that’s not what you want, don’t sign up. If you’re a newbie, please walk at group pace. We have all ages/abilities on our hikes and the idea of group hiking is to stay with the group. New members are not authorized to lead the hike and set the pace.

**STAY TO THE RIGHT ON TRAIL**, just like you’re driving a car. We don’t own the trail. We ask that you move to the right single file and short leash when passing or being passed. It’s scary for other people passing this many dogs that they don’t know, give them room to distance themselves. Thanks.

NO BATHROOMS, stop before you get there.

NO GUEST DOGS. Human guests without dogs are welcome.

We ask that you refrain from political/controversial conversation on our hikes, so everyone can relax and enjoy nature. Thanks.

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• PACE IS MODERATE, with several stops to water dogs.

• BRING WATER FOR YOUR DOG.

• Comfortable walking shoes are fine on this one, it’s paved.

• There could be bikers on the trail, and they travel fast on asphalt.

• Short leashes only, NO RETRACTABLES!

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Use the mapping feature above. It will work well for this location. Easy to find, close to Manchester/Clarkson. We meet in the school parking lot.

**Arrive a little early and be ready to go at startup time…we hit the trail PROMPTLY at 10:00, with or without you.**

Details

Date:
October 30, 2022
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/tailsonthetrail-stl/events/287789275

Venue

Ridge Meadows Elementary School
777 Ridge Rd
Ballwin, MO US

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