This meetup is for people in the Silver Spring, MD area who enjoy being outdoors and want to participate in a variety of activities. Our focus is on outdoor activities of short duration (2-5 hours) and within an hour trip (car or metro) from Silver Spring. Examples would be biking on the C&O Canal Trail, a walk around the arboretum, a paddle (kayak) on the Potomac 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 new events. It would be great if you can post a photo of yourself for your profile (even better if it is outdoors). A photo will help other members recognize you and remember your name. If you don't have a recent photo you can always ask another member to take one at an event. When you join you will be asked two easy questions. If you do not answer them you will be dropped from the meetup and will need to re-join.
Some rules/guidelines: Anyone over 18 can join. Kids are welcome 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.
Due to a significant no show rate, I've added a no show policy. You are a no show if you have signed up to attend an event (RSVP'd yes) and don't show up. 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.
I have recently added a $5 annual dues (via WePay-if you pay me in cash it is $4 because there is no transaction fee). Anyone can join the meetup for 90 days for free. If for some reason you don't get a chance to participate in events within 90 days, just e-mail me and I make adjustments so you will not be dropped for nonpayment of dues. Any member who hosts a meetup event will automatically be exempt from dues for a year. If paying the dues is an obstacle to participation for you please let me know.
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