I did my first “hike” late summer 2016. My main reason for going was that I have a very reactive and sometimes aggressive little pup named Juno. She can be pretty challenging to walk. I found by accident that she did well out in the woods, on mostly solitary trails. We got completely hooked! From that point forward I went out as often as I could and decided I wanted to integrate my love for walking in the woods with my passion for making movement and exercise as accessible as possible to all people regardless of experience or size.
Outdoor recreation wasn’t something I grew up around so the concept of “hiking” was very intimidating to me at first. I’ve learned A LOT by reading and going out on the trails. My mission with Hiking Club is to make hikes accessible to folks who may otherwise feel intimidated or not "fit enough" for more traditional hiking groups. We take our time. We go slow. We listen to our bodies and take breaks whenever we need to. No hiker is left behind or expected to "keep up." Hike your own hike and do it with rad positive people!
A nurturing & supportive community of hikers of ALL skill levels (I can’t believe the QUALITY of people we’ve had in this program – I am so grateful for the strong hearts and muscles that have shown up!)
Detailed trail information, directions, maps & GPS coaching.
Coordinating the carpooling for all far away hikes so you don’t have to! I will reimburse all drivers who take a full car of hikers up to $0.15/mile according to Google Maps GPS.
Parking Passes for all hikes.
Exclusive Hiking Guide w/information about etiquette, gear, etc available upon request.
Options for making the EASY hikes more difficult, if you’re looking for more of a challenge!
December 1st @ 10am — TOLMIE FOUR CEDARS TRAIL — EASY -- This hike is FREE and open to kids, pups and everyone who wants to come! We will be meeting at the Dancing Goats cafe on Market St, getting coffee/treats and carpooling to Tolmie.
2019 SCHEDULE WILL BE FINALIZED BY JANUARY!
January 26th @ 10am — TBD — FREE — local
February 23rd @ 10am — TBD — FREE — local
March 30th @ 10am — TBD — FREE — local
April 27th @ 10am — TBD — FREE — local
May 18th @ 8am — TBD — $30 — National Forest or Park
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
A backpack with enough food and water for yourself for the adventure.
Your positive adventuring self!
WHERE TO MEET: We will be meeting Saturdays at 8am for ALL hikes (with the exception of Mount Ellinor which will depart at 6am) at Polly's residence. Details will be sent upon receiving your registration.
ARE PUPS ALLOWED? YES! PUPS ARE ALLOWED ON ALL TRAILS -- If you wish to bring your pup please be knowledgeable about pup trail etiquette (or ask!) and be willing to drive separately.
SEE YOU ON THE TRAILS!
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**Please note: All sales are final. Refunds may be issued in the case of an emergency. Hikes are subject to change based on trail conditions.