“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Go on that hike, climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

Hiking Group

The Hiking Group hikes on Wednesdays and Fridays. Wednesday hikes cover 3-5 miles and generally take 2 hours. Friday hikes cover up to 5-7 miles of a duration up to 2-1/2 to 3 hours. The Friday hikes tend to have some more challenging ascents and descents, although some Wednesday hikes have their challenges. We hike in Trout Brook Valley, Devil’s Den, Collis P. Huntington State Park, and other locations. We tend to be a talkative bunch.

Taking turns leading the hikes are:

Bill Blaufuss

David Bue

Michael Hehenberger

Mike Johnston

Sal Mollica

William Weiss

Baxter Urist

We hike a different location every time we go out. Notifications of location and meeting time are sent by email a day or two beforehand.

On most Wednesdays, the Hikers-in-the-Woods meet up afterwards at a restaurant for lunch and a cup of cheer.

If you want to join the email list for notifications, please contact Bill Blaufuss at tripsevents@ysmenwestportweston.org.

With over 100 men on our email list, Hiking is among the most popular of Y’s Men activities. We have groups that hike in the woods/trails on Wednesdays and Fridays with levels of difficulty to suit everyone.

We welcome all Y’s Men

General Hiking Guidelines

Wear proper shoes. Bring water. Dehydration can be a problem. Use hiking sticks if you feel more secure with them. Branches, roots, steep declines, ice, wet slippery surfaces, and inattention can quickly lead to a fall. We frequently hike outside the range of cell phones and carry no medical supplies or equipment beyond handling cuts and scrapes. Be aware of the risks and your own limitations and take proper precautions.

“The Y’s Men’s hiking group enjoy a scenic rest during their hike”