RSVP on facebook or on the form at the bottom. It is super important I know who is coming!
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.
SERIES: Low Intensity – Body- & fat-positive, slower pace, elevation gains under 500 feet and usually around 3-4 miles. “General” hikers are welcome as long as they are mindful of the group pace. Beginners welcome! See our Group Hikes page for more info on our various series.
LOCATION: Lacamas Park, Camas, Washington
TIME: 10am | DRIVE TIME: +/- 25 minutes
TRAIL STATS: 4 +/- miles, 300 ft. elevation gain, loop.
TERRAIN: occasional rooty, rocky parts with many clear, flat stretches. Plan for muddy spots.
ATTRACTIONS: waterfalls, wildflowers, a lake
MEETING PLACE: near tables by bathrooms just past park entrance
GOOGLE: “Lacamas Park” 3344 NE Everett St., Camas, WA
PARKING: no pass needed. Parking lot is small, but there is a lot of parking on side streets. Work out carpools in comments!
DOGS & KIDS: Low drama dogs are ok. Leashed is ideal, but I know that doesn’t work for all dogs. All dog poop must be picked up and carried until the end. Kids are welcome, but I can’t promise kid-appropriate conversations within a group of adults.
$1-$10 suggested sliding scale donation—no one turned away for lack of funds—to make these hikes more sustainable. Consider donating for someone who can’t! Cash accepted, though I won’t ask for money day-of. Thank you!
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?” No hike is “one size fits all” and choosing the wrong trail could potentially harm you. What is your ideal mileage? Elevation gain? Find out what group is best for you here: jennybruso.com/events Beginners are welcome! Feel free to ask any questions if you don’t know what some of this means xo