RSVP on form below for full info on hike (terrain details, meet-up spots and time). Expect response e-mail within a few days. RSVPs close at 6pm the day before the hike.
Unlikely Hikers is creating supportive, intentional, body-positive outdoor community for people underrepresented in outdoor culture (people of color, people of size, trans, queer and beyond). We hike together slowly as a group. No hiker left behind! Absolutely no diet or weight loss talk. Be mindful of gender pronouns, group dynamics, microaggressions and varying physical abilities.
People of all genders welcome!
Merrell is so kindly supporting this free event. Their support of Unlikely Hikers has been profound to our work. We’ll have an awesome field rep with SHOES TO TRY OUT on trail. This is a great opportunity to find your perfect trail shoe without commitment. We’ll also have a raffle with excellent prizes and post-hike refreshments!
DATE: March 7th, 2020
LOCATION: Jean Lafitte National Historic Park
TRAIL STATS: about 4.2 miles, no elevation gain (flat). We’ll be doing a variation of this trail.
DOGS & KIDS: Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at this park. Kids are welcome, though I can’t promise age-appropriate conversations within a group of mostly adults. Please tell me if you’re bringing kids so we don’t exceed our maximum headcount.
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
Before you hit submit:
-Your RSVP is a commitment to joining, not a placeholder. Should you find you are unable to come, you are agreeing to let me know as soon as possible so that someone on the waitlist may take your place.
-No plus ones. Your friends, partners, mom, etc. must register on their own. The only exception is for your kids, but you must disclose that they are coming on your own form or via email. This is so we know exactly how many people are coming.
-RSVPs close at 6pm (pst) the day prior to the hike.
-This is not one of our Accessible hikes.