What we're about

This group is for women who want to enjoy outdoor and social activities in and around the Asheville area and Western NC. Our events include activities such as hiking, kayaking, camping, tubing, picnics, day trips, potlucks, restaurant meals, concerts, live theatre, movies, happy hours, brewery tours, occasional charitable and advocacy events, and more. Most events are for adult women only. Occasionally, at the discretion of the event host, non-women and/or kids may be allowed as guests. Many events are dog-friendly. Events with food will typically have vegan options.

Our group is welcoming to all women from all walks of life -- all ages, sexual orientations, races, religions, ethnicities, nationalities, political affiliations, lifestyles, etc. Trans women are explicitly welcomed in this group. We value our diversity and encourage open, respectful dialogue. Members are expected to treat one another with civility and decency. Harassment of organizers or other members is grounds for removal from the group.

Not every event will appeal to every member, and that's to be expected. If you have a complaint or question about an event, please contact the organizer directly. Remember that your organizer is a volunteer. If a particular event does not appeal to you for whatever reason, perhaps another event will.

For safety and security reasons, and so we know who we are hiking with, we ask that you use your real first name as your profile name for this group, and that you post a real picture of yourself that shows your face as your profile picture. This will also help us all get to know one another and remember each other's names and faces.

Some events may have an attendance cap due to limitations of the venue, limited parking, organizer preference or other factors. Please do not show up for an event unless you actually have a spot and are not on the wait list. Our organizers have wide latitude in setting up their events. Please respect the organizer's decisions regarding location, time, attendance cap, activities, and all parameters of the event and do not attempt to persuade them to change any event to make it more to your liking.

We ask that all members practice courtesy and remember to update RSVPs in a timely fashion when plans change. Don't be a no-show! Habitual no-shows will be removed from the group.

We are looking for a few good organizers! If you are interested in organizing events for this group, please get in touch with Leslie via meetup message.

Regarding COVID precautions: our group's organizers are free to set whatever COVID precautions they wish for their events. Vaccination, masking and/or social distancing may be required for some events, while other events may have no restrictions -- it's up to the individual organizer. Please respect the organizer's decisions regarding all parameters of each specific event. Organizers need to feel comfortable at their own events, otherwise they won't want to host anything! By respecting the organizers' decisions, you will be helping to encourage them to host more events! Thanks for your understanding and support. :)

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