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Take a light trot on the Mt Vernon Trail

Back when some of us went walking along the Capital Crescent Trail as a show of solidarity with the Avon walkers, a few of us were partial to the idea of walking from time to time. So... perhaps we could try that again!

My initial idea would simply be to start off outside the Rosslyn metro station, make our way onto the Mt Vernon trail heading south and call it quits when the group decides to. Provided we stop prior to or in Old Town Alexandria, we should have options for everyone as far as metro and possibly snacking are concerned.

I'm not married to either the trail or the date specified, so if there's a consensus to change either, by all means.

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  • Prism

    Everythin' I expected it ta be! It was a pleasant evening and all was well~!

    October 2, 2013

  • Swftkat (.

    Loved the day out and about. Super beautiful with amazing people to spend it with! With all the meets, I haven't gotten much trail treks in this summer so this was a much welcome excursion!

    October 2, 2013

  • JustinG

    Today was really awesome, nice seeing y'all. I can't wait to go to another meetup.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Sean C.

    I had a wonderful time today! It's always great to see you all :)

    September 29, 2013

  • Harrison N.

    Leaving for the trail now. If you're running a bit late, comment here or feel free to catch up!

    September 29, 2013

  • JustinG

    I'm here a bit early, what side are we meeting on?

    September 29, 2013

  • Steve

    I'm on my way there, but I may be ten or fifteen minutes late depending on the orange/blue line

    September 29, 2013

  • Sam P.

    Hey, I've been sick all weekend and I just woke up. While I could theoretically make it, by the time I got dressed, ate something, and drove down there, I doubt I'd make it on time. I also have stuff to do that didn't get taken care this weekend due to ickiness, so I'm gonna have to bow out as well. Sorry.

    September 29, 2013

  • Harrison N.

    I'm running to grab someone; hopefully will be there about one.

    September 29, 2013

  • Engineer B.

    I very rarely do this, but I'm going to have to back out at the last minute on this meetup. I've still got plenty of things that need to get done this weekend and can't spare the time.

    September 29, 2013

    • Steve

      It's totally understandable, I overbook myself more often than I'd like to admit. But I hope the rest of today is great and we'll see you at the next meet!

      September 29, 2013

  • Heather R.

    So sorry, guys. I was at the renn fest for nine hours yesterday and my whole lower body is killing me. I hope you guys have a great time, though.

    September 29, 2013

  • Prism

    Anypony able ta lend a ride out towards Columbia, MD?
    Possibly somepony comin' down I-95?

    September 29, 2013

  • Harrison N.

    See y'all tomorrow, and don't forget to wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle! :)

    September 28, 2013

  • JustinG

    Anyone want to head to a bar to catch the Skins game afterwards? They play at 4:30 and we REALLY need to at least beat Oakland this week.

    September 28, 2013

  • JustinG

    I haven't done this trail yet, it's paved? Basically I need to know if I need my hiking boots or walkin' shoes.

    September 27, 2013

    • Geoffrey A.

      Yes, it's paved.

      September 27, 2013

    • JustinG

      Regular shoes it is then! Thanks.

      September 27, 2013

  • Prism

    Anypony goin' down 95 ta get t-the location?

    September 22, 2013

  • Evan J. T.

    Sorry guys, already going to a meetup Saturday. I can't do two in one weekend. Have fun!

    September 22, 2013

  • Heather R.

    This sounds fun! If I'm not too exhausted from going to the Ren Faire on the 28th I would love to do this.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • William B.

    I'm gonna be heading home from Atlanta this day.

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    well just looking over the map. seems to me it will be an interesting trip. once we start down the trail. the arlington metro station is the first chance to get off the trail then its a walk till the next chance at crystal city. once we reach old town its the braddock road station. if you were going to park at the ending station those are your choices.

    September 5, 2013

  • Prism

    Wait, so this is just a casual, have a good time whilst walkin' event?
    Yes?!
    That is what this is.... correct?!

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yup that's why i am going if it becomes a real hike i will be walking alone

      August 27, 2013

    • Prism

      Definitely.

      September 4, 2013

  • Sam P.

    Sounds like fun. My normal hiking buddies are all off on med school interviews, so I'd like to do something outdoorsy.

    August 25, 2013

  • Riftwing

    Who is the host of this event? If you think the date and time is firm, we can announce it. Just let me know. Thanks!

    August 18, 2013

    • Harrison N.

      I'll go ahead and call the date, time and location set in stone. Thanks!

      August 21, 2013

    • Riftwing

      Awesome. Thanks for hosting!

      August 25, 2013

  • Prism

    I might fee inclined....

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    really on the fence about this. after my bronycon experience i might be able to pull this off. I don't wanna be a drag on the group though.

    August 19, 2013

    • Harrison N.

      The entire point of these meetups is to get together. No worries about how far we get or how fast we get there; we'd be happy to have you come with us!

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    so this is just walking ? how long are the trails your thinking of?

    August 10, 2013

    • Harrison N.

      Yep, just a walk. *If* we walked all the way to Old Town, it'd be in the neighborhood of three hours. If someone gets tired before that, we have options as far as metro and shopping centres along the trail.

      August 11, 2013

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