To find some respite from the hectic daily rush hour, crowded restaurants, and overall hubbub of life in the DC Metro area, I am starting this group for people interested in turning down life's volume by walking quietly through Nature, listening only to the wind in the trees, birdsong, and our footfalls. The walks and hikes will be for small groups only, around fifteen people, and will range from walks along local trails to more challenging hikes in the Shenandoah. While the walk itself will be silent to allow for contemplation among other like-minded folks, before and after we can socialize. On longer walks, with stopping breaks, conversation is ok during the break; once we start walking again, we'll return to silent mode. I will try to set the pace to accommodate the majority of the group, generally 3 mph or the posted walk pace. Please encourage interested friends to join first: This ensures that all walkers will understand how the walks work. Thank you for this consideration. If you have read the book Quiet, this group should be right up your alley.

Also due to the nature and purpose of this group, dogs are not welcome on any of the walks. There are many dog friendly walking groups in Virginia and I am happy to recommend one to you. Thank you.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, April 20, 2014 9:00 AM

    Rock creek park-4 miler

    6 Silent Soles attending
  • Sunday, May 4, 2014 4:00 AM

    Hike Old Rag-9 miles, 2500 feet elevation gain

    4 Silent Soles attending
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:00 PM

    Walk Jones Point Park loop, 2-3 miles total

    2 Silent Soles attending
  • Sunday, May 18, 2014 7:00 AM

    Walk Mount Vernon Trail-5 miles up and back

    3 Silent Soles attending
  • Sunday, May 25, 2014 9:00 AM

    Hike full length of Manassas Battlefield trail: 10+ miles

    2 Silent Soles attending
  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014 7:00 PM

    Walk Jones Point Park loop, 2-3 miles total

    1 Silent Soles attending
  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014 7:00 PM

    Walk Jones Point Park loop, 2-3 miles total

    1 Silent Soles attending
  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014 7:00 PM

    Walk Jones Point Park loop, 2-3 miles total

    1 Silent Soles attending
  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:00 PM

    Walk Jones Point Park loop, 2-3 miles total

    1 Silent Soles attending
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:00 PM

    Walk Jones Point Park loop, 2-3 miles total

    1 Silent Soles attending
 
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Founded Oct 5, 2013
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