Group Hike – Nice & Slow – Steigerwald Lake – June 10

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.
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SERIES: Nice & Slow – two miles or less, with little to no elevation gain. These are specifically intended for those who want to get out into nature, but have physical or health matters that may limit movement (chronic pain cuties, fat folks, people who might be exercising for the first time and/or people who may have vulnerabilities that require emotional support). All of our hikes are body- & fat-positive, but this series has an even stronger emphasis on this. Open to Unlikely Hikers who specifically need trails like this. Low Intensity 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: Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
TIME: 9am | DRIVE TIME: +/- 20 minutes
TRAIL STATS: 2.2 miles, 0 foot elevation gain. loop.

TERRAIN: wide flat packed gravel trail, very well maintained

ATTRACTIONS: lakes, marsh, flowers, birds, wildlife, columbia river!
MEETING PLACE: trailhead sign
GOOGLE: “Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge”
PARKING: no pass needed. Work out carpools in comments!
DOGS & KIDS: No dogs allowed, unfortunately. 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!
Venmo: @jenny-bruso
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jennybruso (monthly, recurring)
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/
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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

RSVP on Facebook or on this form. It is super important I know who is coming! Please note: you will not receive an e-mail from me unless something changes.

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