#OptOutside: Accessible hike & social – PORTLAND, OR – 11/29

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 are flatter, shorter, often paved trails suitable for folks who use mobility devices, chronic pain cuties, fat folks, people who might be experimenting with exercise and beyond! Everyone is welcome to join with awareness of the intention of the group.

This event is in partnership with REI’s annual #OptOutside campaign. We will go on a short hike, pick up trash, play a game or two and have snacks in a social setting. This will happen rain or rain, ha! We’re going to set up some canopies for coverage. There will be PRIZES!

Date: Friday, November 29th, 2019

Location: Kelley Point Park

Time: 10am Limited carpooling. Will explain more when you RSVP.

Trail stats: 1.2 miles round trip, 50 ft elevation gain. Terrain is paved, a little broken up by roots in places. More details coming soon.

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.