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 breaks, conversation is ok during the break; once we start walking again, we'll return to our silent mode. I'll 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.
This group is actively managed and you will be removed after six months of no activity.