Bender Mountain in Winter

Don’t let the cold weather keep you inside! Join us for our annual winter hike for some fresh air and exercise. Meet at the barrier at the end of Delhi Pike near the Mount St. Joseph University. The first part of the hike will be on the portion of Delhi Pike that was closed years ago due to hill slippage, but still makes a nice hiking path (commonly called Sisters’ Hill Trail). Those who prefer a moderate hike can turn around at the end of this part and return to the meeting place.

Those interested in a strenuous hike can continue on a trail we’ve constructed up from Hillside Avenue to the top of Bender Mountain to reach old-growth forest and a nice view of the Ohio River. Sightings of the meanderings of wildlife in winter will probably be found, especially if there is snow on the ground! Dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking boots. This hike has been carefully scheduled for a Sunday when there is no professional football (so no excuses).

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