The purpose of this group is to create a safe-space where people of all orientations can get outside, make friends, and have fun exploring the beautiful outdoors in Washington.
If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, questioning, allied, or anything in between, please join us! We welcome singles, couples, triples, and friends! People of all skill levels are encouraged to join, but most hikes will be of moderate difficulty (8+ miles round-trip and between 0 and 3000 feet of elevation gain). We encourage all members to plan their own hikes, overnight trips, and other fun events and suggest them to the group. Please feel free to ask me if you need any help in planning or posting an event of your own.
As a group, we only have three simple rules: 1. Be safe and prepared for anything. 2. Help create a warm and welcoming space for those around you. 3. Stay positive and have fun!
Also, please understand that as the organizer, I am only suggesting a time and place for people to meet. I am not leading the group on any hikes, nor am I able to coordinate carpools. By joining our group, you agree that these types of activities involve assumed risk, which you cannot hold the group, or myself, responsible for. We will do our best to create a safe and warm environment, but any and all safety, risk, and decisions on or before we meet are your own to make and are your responsibility.
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers