Unlikely Hikers creates safer, supportive outdoor community for people underrepresented in outdoors culture. We hike together as a group. No hiker left behind! Absolutely no diet or weight loss talk. Be mindful of gender pronouns, group dynamics, microaggressions, cultural appropriation and different physical ability levels.
Hey everyone, I thought a group hike could be a positive way to start off the new year, but NOT in diet/weight loss kind of way. Hell no. Just a little physical movement in nature while building community! We’ll have a mini ceremony where we will individually set some positive intentions for the new year as well as set intentions for what we desire to let go of. And YES, you can keep yours private!
TRAIL STATS: 4.7 miles, 400 foot elevation gain. We’ll be doing a loop in Forest Park rated “easy,” but there will be short inclines and declines and MUD.
Location: Leif Erickson Trailhead on Germantown Rd. (Doesn’t come up in google maps, but you can plug in “Wildwood Trailhead on Germantown rd.” The Leif Erickson trailhead is 0.3-miles BEFORE the wildwood trailhead on the left if coming from Portland)
Free to park, no pass necessary.
Please bring a water bottle and snacks for when on trail. Not sure what the weather will be like! We’ll check in about that closer to then.
You can read some of my thoughts on group hiking here and get a good idea of what you’re in for: https://www.rei.com/blog/hike/building-community-through-group-hiking
For more hiking 101 and gear info and nerdery: https://jennybruso.com/gear-list-and-tips/
Leave No Trace: https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles