PLEASE RSVP on form below for full info on hike (terrain details, carpooling, meet-up spots and time). Expect response e-mail within a few days. RSVPs close at 6pm (pst) the day prior to the hike.
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!
This special event will be supported by, Merrell. There will be shoes to try out on the hike, fun swag and prizes!
LOCATION: San Dieguito River Park
DATE: Saturday, March 9, 2019
TRAIL STATS: 4 miles, under 400 feet of elevation gain. Expect some steep, but short, inclines and declines. This is the trail we’ll be doing, ideally: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/highland-valley-trail
PARKING: Free, I think!
MEETING SPOT: I will verify this the day before the hike! Be sure to RSVP.
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
RSVPs close at 6pm (pst) the day prior to the hike.