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 slowly 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!
LOS ANGELES! I love you. I am so happy to hike with you! Please tell your friends and families! Word of mouth is everything for me.
Huge thanks to REI for supporting me and making this happen! Not only are they getting me to you, but they’ll be providing some awesome refreshments at the end.
LOCATION: Monrovia Canyon Waterfall Trail
TIME: 9am (this may change to 8am if the weather is supposed to be exceptionally hot)
TRAIL STATS: under 5 miles, under 500 feet of elevation gain. We will be doing a variation of this trail: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/monrovia-canyon-waterfall-trail Expect some steep, but short, inclines and declines.
MEETING SPOT – I will verify this the day before the hike and notify everyone, but this is what I’ve got listed for now: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Current+Location/34.17659,-117.98964
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/
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