This weekend, GASP has two great events lined up for you.
Saturday, October 6, is the South Side Slopes StepTrek 2012. Pittsburgh has the most public steps of any city in the nation, and the Slopes has the most of any Pittsburgh neighborhood. Come see what’s at the tops of the hills and in the bottom of the valleys, in the company of hundreds of other curious StepTrekkers.
Expect many scenic views, beautiful churches, and shady, half-secret passages on these walks. GASP will be at the Marketplace at the start and finish of the event, giving out free pedometers so you can count every last step you put in. StepTrek is from 11 AM to 4 PM. Visit the SSS Neighborhood Association web site for more details.
Then on Sunday, October 7, GASP is leading another hike with Venture Outdoors, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and the Audubon Society. We’ll be taking an easy stroll for several miles through Frick Park, learning about all the native and non-native species around us, the history of the park, and how air quality can affect athletes’ health. This air quality hike goes from 1 to 4 PM. Learn more and sign up at the Venture Outdoors site.