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From Grieving to Grounding: Winter Hike with Krista Nelson

Join ecotherapist and Lenape language keeper Krista Nelson on a winter hike along the Trolley Trail.


Saturday, January 27, 2024


8:00am - 10:30am


Belmont Plateau
West Fairmount Park, Army Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Join Fairmount Park Conservancy and ecotherapist/Lenape language keeper Krista Nelson for a winter hike along the Trolley Trail on Saturday, January 27 from 1:00-3:30 PM.

As the bare winter trees remind us of loss, their structural beauty heralds the promise of new beginnings. Step by step along a two-mile route, we’ll shed what grief clings to. And as we let go, we’ll clear a path for unlimited possibility. Join us as we embody a simple grounding process guided by imagination and the healing power of trees.

From Grieving to Grounding Winter Hike has its roots in From Grieving to Grounding, an interactive video Krista launched in 2020 to help assist those suffering during the COVID-19 Pandemic (trailer link).

Estimated distance: about two miles
Level: moderate
Terrain: mainly hilly trails

TICKET PRICES: Pay what you can – $10, $15, or $20
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  • The hike is roughly two miles over mainly hilly trails.
  • Appropriate for adults and mature adolescents.
  • Please dress according to weather conditions and wear good hiking shoes (boots/sneakers).
  • Bring water (drinking water is not available in the park) and a snack.
  • Unfortunately, there are no bathrooms along the hike route so please plan accordingly.
  • We will leave a few minutes after the scheduled start time. Please arrive at the departure location at least five minutes early. We cannot guarantee that latecomers can join after the group has departed.

We’ll meet at the parking lot across from Belmont Mansion, overlooking the city skyline. There is plenty of free parking available in the lot. As always, NEVER leave valuables in your car! If traveling by public transit, the nearest stop is at Belmont Ave and Belmont Mansion/Fairmount Park Drive – a 1/2 walk from the start. The closest Indego bike station is at Parkside and Belmont Ave – also a 1/2 mile walk from the start.

QUESTIONS? Please reach out to programs@myphillypark.org

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This event will take place in light rain. In the event of heavy rain or other severe conditions, the event will be canceled and attendees will be notified and eligible for a full refund.