Fellowship of the Tortoise is a group specifically for slow hikers! All members profile names and photo must meet the approval of the organizer; see welcome message for details. Please briefly explain why you want to be a fellow tortoise!
After trying the NE Over 50s hikiing meetup I realized i needed something slower. I still love to hike and wish to do more.
Hi I'm an active woman in her 50's wanting to hike at a comfortable pace.
This is a hiking and social group for people who, like me, take life at a slow and steady pace. I love the outdoors, travel and hiking. Like the tortoise, I keep a steady pace and always get there in the end. Hikes will be mostly medium-length ( 4 - 6 miles) with elevation gains of under 1500 feet and a pace of book time +50%. Social events are sometimes attached to the hikes and sometimes stand-alones! This group is for ANY age. Older people who have slowed down, younger folks who are just starting out, people who are overweight and want to get moving, people who are recovering from an injury, people who occasionally like to stop and take pictures or smell the roses...anyone who wants to take things at a slower pace. Hikes and other events will take place all year round and in various locations!