This meetup is for people in the Silver Spring area who enjoy being outdoors and want to participate in a variety of activities. We plan outdoor activities of short duration (2-5 hours) and within an hour of Silver Spring. Examples would be biking on the C&O Canal Trail, a walk along one of Montgomery County's many greenway trails or a potluck picnic in a park. We often walk on the stream valley trails that form a network in and around Silver Spring. Members are encouraged to suggest and organize events. It is not required but helpful if you can post a photo of yourself on your profile (even better if it is outdoors).
Dues for this meet-up in 2015 are $5. Any member who hosts a meet-up event will automatically be exempt from dues for the calendar year. New members have a free trial of at least 3 months before paying dues. Members who are inactive for more than three months and have not paid dues will be dropped but they may rejoin.
Some rules/guidelines: Anyone over 18 can join. Children are welcome as a guest of a member as long as they are supervised and can keep up with the described activity. Dogs are welcome as long as they are friendly, leashed, you pick up after them and they are allowed in the area where we will be. If you have any questions about an event after reading the description, please e-mail the event organizer or post a comment.
You are a no show if you have signed up to attend an event (RSVP'd yes) and do not attend. If you change your RSVP at the last minute or e-mail me or the event organizer to say you're not coming that does not count as a no show. Even an explanation after the fact may mean your absence does not count as a no show. After three no shows I will remove you from the group and you will not be able to rejoin. No shows for two consecutive events will also be dropped from the group.