We began in 2012 as a senior beginning walking/hiking group. But we have graduated to an Intermediate walking/hiking and adventure group. As we have grown and expanded the group so has our name. "Senior Walkabouters and Adventure Group "SWAG"."
We are a fun, congenial group of people (mostly over 50- but welcome all ages) who enjoy getting out and doing things together. Whether it be walking, hiking or any other adventure someone can think of.
We welcome singles, married couples, gay and straight.
Mondaystend to be on the straight and level paths around the area and are anywhere from 3 to 5 miles which we generally accomplish in about 1 to 1.5 hours. These hikes (both the evening and morning ones) will be the better ones for those just starting out.
Thursdayhikes will be in the hills usually at either Helen Putnum Park in Petaluma or Foothill Park in Windsor. The hikes also range from 3 to 5 miles and again take around 1 to 1.5 hours.
We do not always list the length of the hike – primarily because it would be a guesstimate most of the time. We might go explore a path that we have not tried before or perhaps the group decides to go a bit further.
When the time changes and it becomes dark we will generally stay on the easier, level paths. Those walks are similar to the Monday evening walks.
Weekend hikes will be longer and much more strenuous than the weekday hikes. Those hikes will generally be posted with the length of the hike, however usually not the time frame. Timing is always quite difficult to estimate since we stop and smell the roses so to speak and will stop for lunch.
Our hikes always start at the time indicated.
We believe that everyone is an adult and should know their own capabilities and should be responsible for themselves.
This group is also structured so that anyone can schedule an event or activity. The more people that do this the more varied activities we will have.
We really only have a few minor “rules” and those are:
1. You are able to walk at least 4 miles without complaining
2. You do not wear perfumes/aftershaves or smoke around us