Monday, October 14, 2013

DFWA Hell's Gate, Dia de los Muertos Hike

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Join Us on a hike through River Legacy Park to the fabled Hell's Gate! A Google search will reveal many who believe they have found Hell's Gate or have dared to try only to turn back in fear! We know where the real Hell's Gate is, the famous one featured in Weird Texas.

Dead YourSelf!  It is customary to dress as the dead during this festive event, painting your face as a skull accenting with colorful marigolds and costumes. [ Learn More ]

Cookout: There are grills available in the park. Time permitting we may have a cookout after the hike. If you wish to participate bring some food for the grill, chips, drinks and utensils.

We will meet in front of the restrooms on the hill inside the park. There is a patio area that overlooks the park fields and small lake. Meet there. Be on time! Map: N 32 47.426' W 97 6.860'

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Cost for event paid to organizer: $3.00 per person (cash)

The Story of Hell's Gate: Book Weird Texas / A Haunting in the Park
River Legacy Park: 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd  Arlington, TX 76006
Coordinates of Meetup Location: N 32 47.426' W 97 6.860'

Participants should bring:
- Cash $3 per / person for tour.
- Snack (apple slices, nuts, clif bars).
- Food, Drinks, Utensils (if cooking out).
- Water (1 quart refillable bottle).
- Weather appropriate Clothing.
- Sun Block, Bug Repellant (just in case).
- Comfortable Shoes (may want gel inserts).
- Camera (water proof bag if rain).

Highly Recommended:
- Flashlight and small First Aid Kit.
- Whistle and Compass, Print Out of Map.
- 2 way radio w/ NOAA Alerts (Set to channel 5, code 0).

Difficulty (1:Easy - 5:Hard): Rated 2-3 depending on weather.
Length of Event: 5+ miles, 3-4 Hours (with stops).
Environment: Dirt Trail, Drop Offs, Snakes and Poison Ivy.
Parking: Unsupervised, Lock and Hide Valuables.
Minors & Pets not advised / Please no open toed shoes

Only RSVP if you truly feel that you can attend.
Do not re-post to other event boards or sites.
No smoking near other members of group.
Do not attend if you are sick or have health issues.
No photos, videos or tagging of organizer(s).
Questions: Ask for "Mother". (DFWA Organizer)

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