Group Hike – SEATTLE! – September 1st

PLEASE RSVP on form below!
Unlikely Hikers creates safer, supportive, intentional, body-positive outdoor community for people underrepresented in outdoors culture (people of color, people of size, trans, queer and beyond) We hike together as a group. No hiker left behind! No bros! 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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SEATTLE! It’s FINALLY happening! What the hell has taken me so long to make this happen?!
Huge thanks to REI for making this happen! They are sponsoring the hike AND providing SNACKS. And no, it won’t be some energy bar or freeze-dried scenario.
LOCATION: Discovery Park
TIME: 9am
TRAIL STATS: less than 5 miles, less than 500 feet elevation gain. We will be doing a variation of this trail: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/discovery-park-loop-trail
PARKING: FREE
MEETING SPOT: Near the Visitor Center. The day before the hike I’ll e-mail GPS coordinates.
BRING: at least 1 liter of water and any snacks you may need for during the hike. Keep that blood sugar right!
IF YOU DON’T WANT TO HIKE: Join us at the meeting spot after the hike around 11:30am/noon for a snacks and hanging out!
Dogs & kids are welcome. Please care for your dogs properly and disclose any special info about them so we can all respect boundaries. I can’t promise kid-appropriate conversations within a group of mostly 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:
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? Feel free to ask any questions if you don’t know what some of this means. Beginners are so welcome! xo

August 5, 2018: away from computer through 8/9! All RSVPs or questions about hike logistics will be responded to 8/10.

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