Come explore the Billy Goat Trails with me. We will start on the C trail, then I will show you how the C & B Connect. As we work our way up to the A trail, we will explore all the unmarked trails on the way. This hike will start off easy, but will be fairly STRENUOUS as we progress. Not to be exclusive, you can always opt out and stay on the Tow Path. For those that survive all they way to the A trail, I will show a special spot next to some very loud rapids for an amazing meditation experience. Members will have to be self sufficient for this event. Come ready with your own meditation practice or ask others for direction. Some members won't be able to make it to the Rapids spot. I will direct you to some other mesmerizing spots, but you will have to go on your own.
What is ZenHiking? For this event I ask you to help me develop this new practice. Is it more than just combining hiking with meditation? Our there things we can incorporate from walking meditation, mindfulness, and other disciplines? We will try some different things to build trust and rapport, so that as we get more into the hike it is easier to quiet the mind and appreciate nature. Please come with suggestions.
DIRECTIONS: Click Here
(note: this will take you to a google map. Click "Get Directions," type in your address, and it will give you personalize directions to the location.)
NOTE: Eggert Dr. is not marked. The exit will say Naval Surface Warfare Center and Carderock. Use your odometer and pay attention to the distance.
To reach the lower end of Section B or either end of Section C: From I-495, take Exit 41, just north of the Virginia line, heading west on the Clara Barton Parkway. In about a mile, take the exit for Carderock. Go left over an overpass and turn right at the stop sign to reach the lower end of Section B or the upper end of Section C. Drive to the first parking lot.
We are meeting in the first parking lot, if its full, you may have to park in the second to last parking lot.
WHERE TO MEET:
Meet by the Grey Mazda Hatchback. My cell if you get lost…[masked]-2280. At the stop sign, turn right. There will be three parking lots on your left. We will meet in the first one.
Maybe rsvps are turned off. It's best to keep group size down. It's more zen and is conscious of other hiker's on the trail. One way to secure a spot is to volunteer to help lead at the event.
Wait list: If you sign up for the wait list, chances are you will get to go. By the time we got to the day of the last event, no one was on the wait list. I will keep everyone updated as we get closer to the event.
Don’t forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride – be a friend to the environment, save money, and make friends by just posting a message!!
- Have a ride: Please post where you are coming from, what time, and how many spots you have.
- Need a ride: Post that you need a ride and contact any offers via e-mail for those that are offering rides.
I encourage you to bring cameras and upload the photos on the event page. Check out the pics from our last two events here: http://www.meetup.com...