Group Hike – Low Intensity – Balch Creek – July 7th

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.
People of all genders welcome!
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SERIES: Low Intensity – slower paced with elevation gains under 500 feet and usually around 3-4 miles. Low Intensity does not mean “easy!” There will be hills! All of our hikes are body- & fat-positive, but this series has an even stronger emphasis on this. “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: Balch Creek (“Balch Creek” on Google Maps. Near Audubon Society)
This FREE event is SPONSORED by, Merrell! Look forward to a shoe demo and giveaway!
TIME: 9am | DRIVE TIME: +/- 15 minutes

TRAIL STATS: 3 miles, 400 foot elevation gain. loop.


TERRAIN: occasional root-y parts with many clear, flat stretches. Short hills and declines. Plan for mud, but by then, likely not.
ATTRACTIONS: gorgeous little hole of beauty (beauty hole?) near downtown featuring “witch’s castle” or “witch’s house” as people call it.
MEETING SPOT: tba
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.
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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