Our goal is to help others explore on foot the abundance of wonderful natural places Virginia has to offer. If you're a beginner, we'll make sure that you never hike alone (unless you want to!). We'll also teach you how to become an intrepid hiker capable of exploring wherever (the rugged Shenandoah National Park, for instance) and whenever (at night!). We're aided in our efforts to get out and explore by Great Outdoor Provision Co., which provides us space for clinics and meetings, and pays the fee for our Meetup site.
If you're interested in learning fascinating facts about the local flora and fauna alongside our trails then this is the hike for you. You'll enjoy a guided tour where interesting details about the plants and animals you see will be shared.
This hike will be led by Chelsea DeMille. Chelsea is a Sales Associate at Great Outdoor Provision Co. In addition to being an outstanding outfitter of our customers, Chelsea is an experienced outdoor educator and former Virginia State Parks Education Specialist. Some of you have hiked with her before and know that this will be an awesome experience.
Chelsea will lead the hike along the Bald Cypress trail. This is a short 1.8 mile loop, but will involve frequent stops and instruction along the way. All you'll need to bring along is a water bottle, camera, and an eagerness to learn. You may also want to bring a journal to jot down what you discover.