Calling all self-identified fatties who enjoy walking and hiking! Let's go for a walk. This is NOT a weight loss/exercise/fitness group. Our walks are about exploring and discovering trails and routes in the company of other fat people, and hopefully making some new friends. NO fat-phobic or body-shaming talk is welcome. All bodies, all genders, all skill levels ARE welcome. Also, this is a feminist and queer-positive group, so no misogyny, homophobia, or transphobia will be tolerated.
The pace of our walks are generally slow so that everyone can stay together. No one is left behind due to fitness level. Breaks are taken when anyone needs one. I include a note on difficulty for each event so that you can judge whether you want to tackle its particular challenges.
Unless otherwise noted, pets and kids are welcome on our walks. Feel free to bring along friends who aren't Meetup users or members of the group.
Let's find out what's under the rainbow. You may have seen this tunnel entrance from the DVP and wondered where it leads. It takes you to a conservation area, a part of which we'll explore on this walk.
ROUTE: Beginning at the corner of Don Mills Rd and The Donway, we'll walk a short distance east and down into Moccasin Trail Park. Crossing under the DVP, we'll go through the rainbow tunnel and head north over the Don River and through Milne Hollow, eventually reaching Lawrence Ave. From there, we'll walk a short distance east to transit stops at Underhill Rd/Railside Rd. The total distance is approximately 2.5km.
DIFFICULTY: This walk involves steep slopes, since we'll be venturing into the ravine system. If you'd like a longer walk, I will be looping back to the starting point after the completion of the route described above.
WEATHER: I plan to go rain or shine, but if thunderstorms are forecast, I will postpone the walk.
COST: The low, low price of ONE DOLLAR! This is just to contribute to the Meetup.com fee.