Group hike – Portland – ACCESSIBLE 10/5

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!


ACCESSIBLE group hikes happen quarterly, or upon request, and 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. Example: folks who use mobility devices, chronic pain cuties, fat folks, people who might be experimenting with exercise and beyond!

This hike is in partnership with Next Adventure! We appreciate their support and love working with a local company.

Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Location: Wildwood Recreation Site

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

Trail stats: 1.75 miles round trip, 50 ft elevation gain, 2 loops. Terrain is a combination of things: paved, boardwalk, hard-packed dirt with a bit of gravel for traction. Folks who use wheelchairs need to have all-terrain tires. If this is an issue, let me know and we can adjust the route. There is a small incline at the end (20-ish feet elevation gain). If you use a wheelchair, we will have plenty of folks happy to help assist in pushing if it is too challenging. Otherwise, consider bringing someone you feel comfortable with giving you a hand.

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.


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.

9/9: All RSVPs received from this date through 9/16, will be processed on the 17th as I will be traveling.