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Sugarloaf Winter Solstice Poetry Hike
Celebrate the passing of the seasons and the return of the sun on Adventuring's 21st Annual Sugarloaf Solstice/Poetry Hike. This moderate circuit hike of about 6 miles and 1400 feet of elevation gain will take us to a series of peaks on top of Maryland's Sugarloaf Mountain near Frederick on the day after the actual winter solstice. Along the way, we will stop at the scenic White Rocks overlook to enjoy the view, have lunch, and share favorite poems in honor of the passing of another year. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station. Contact Jeff if you're meeting at Grosvenor-Strathmore and/or if you can be a carpool driver. Those wishing to drive directly to Sugarloaf should contact Chris Craig for directions and time; you can email him directly at [masked]. We'll all rendezvous in the parking lot at the top of Sugarloaf, not at the base of the mountain. Bring a bag lunch, water, sturdy shoes, a few dollars for transportation and trip fees, and a poem to share (your own or someone else's).

Grosvenor/Strathmore Metro

10300 Rockville Pike · Rockville, MD

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What is Adventuring?

Adventuring is the outdoor club for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-gender, and Queer community in the Washington DC area.

Our volunteers lead hikes year-round, and in the warmer months we do recreational bike rides too, some shorter and others longer. That's not everything though.

Camping, backpacking, and canoeing are examples of some of the other things we do when we have volunteers to lead them. We're all about enjoying the outdoors and being physically active.

Not sure whether an activity will be too easy or hard for you? Contact the trip leader to talk about it or come to our annual Spring or Fall Socials, our Summer Picnic, or our Holiday Party to get to know us better.

Our Mission

Encourage the development of opportunities for outdoor recreational activities primarily for the gay, lesbian, bisexual trans-gender, and queer community.

Educate gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gender, and queer people in the skills needed to participate in outdoor activities.

Educate the general public by correcting negative stereotypes of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gender and Queer behavior.

Provide gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gender, and queer people with a more accepting and supportive alternative to existing traditional outdoor groups.

Basic Details

We're an all-volunteer, not-for-profit club.

You and your friends may attend one or many events without paying annual dues. Instead, Adventuring Members pay-as-you-go.

And although we are an LGBTQ group, we put no restrictions on who may participate, apart from requesting that you be fit or experienced enough to complete the activity.

In other words, your straight brother and your elderly (but spry) aunt and your friend from out-of-town are all welcome on our trips, provided they realize most participants will be gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gender, or queer.

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