Group hike (local) co-hosted by GRIT Freedom Chair – ACCESSIBLE – Tualatin Hills Nature Park – 3/23

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 at a slower pace, together as a group. No hiker left behind! No gym 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!

The Nice & Slow group will now be referred to as simply, literally, the ACCESSIBLE group. You know I like directness!

We are very proud to announce our partnership for this hike with GRIT Freedom Chair, makers of an all-terrain wheelchair built for every type of adventure. We will have 4-6 chairs available to try, but you MUST reserve your spot. See form at the bottom! We’ll have a short pre-hike demonstration with the chair to get folks comfortable. Serious RSVPs only for this special event. Please note, the GRIT Freedom Chair is only available in three different seat widths: 16, 18, and 20 inches wide. I apologize if this excludes anyone, but please bring your own chair and join us! We’re out of sample chairs, but we have a waitlist going! See form at the bottom. We’ll have some snacks and swag at the end for everyone who joins!

Not in a wheelchair? No problem, our ACCESSIBLE (fka Nice & Slow) are for EVERYONE who want flatter, shorter hikes, on clear, wider trails. These hikes tend to be two miles or less, suitable for folks who use mobility devices, 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 (including 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.

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Location: Tualatin Hills Nature Park (PDF of trails)

Time: 8am for carpooling (RSVP for more info)

Trail stats: less than 2 miles, less than 50 feet elevation gain

Dogs & kids: dogs are not allowed at Tualatin Hills to protect the wildlife. Of course service dogs are allowed! KIDS are welcome, but I can’t promise kid-appropriate conversations within a group of adults.

RSVPs close at 6pm (pst) the day prior to the hike.