RSVP on Facebook or via e-mail form. It’s important that I know who is going. Please note, you will only hear from me if there are updates. There’s more lively discussion and carpool info on the fb invite.
SERIES: General (find out what series is best suited to you here)
LOCATION: Silver Falls, Silverton, Oregon
DATE: Saturday, March 17
TRAIL STATS: 7.5 miles, 600 ft. elevation gain, loop
TERRAIN: muddy! Very few rocky, root-y parts. A few sheer drops, Trail is well-maintained. Inclines and declines are short.
No dogs allowed, unfortunately.
Directions: We’re meeting at the main park entrance. Google maps is reliable, but you will likely lose reception so screenshot!
PARKING: $5 parking fee, talk about carpooling below!
$1-$10 suggested sliding scale donation—no one turned away!—to make these hikes more sustainable and regularly scheduled. Consider donating for someone who can’t! Cash accepted, though I won’t ask for money day-of. Thank you!
It will be a long day with travel and hike time, so bring plenty of water and snacks. Check weather closer to the day and dress for it.
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/
BEFORE JOINING ONE OF OUR GROUP HIKES:
Unlikely Hikers offers three hiking series for different needs and levels of intensity. 1) General, 2) Low Intensity & 3) Nice & Slow. We want you to to have the most fun and supportive experience possible! Ask yourself, “how does my body like to hike?” If you are someone who can hike big miles and high elevation gains, please refrain from joining our Low Intensity and Nice & Slow hikes. Similarly, if you are a beginner or your body doesn’t know what 5+ miles or 500+ feet of elevation feels like, our “general” hikes might not be right for you. NO HIKE IS “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” and choosing the wrong trail could potentially harm you. Find out what group is best for you here: jennybruso.com/events