Tired of hikes that move so fast that you don't get to see anything but the ground under your feet? Like to get outside but are you feeling unmotivated because you have no one to walk with? Hoping to lose a few pounds without turning into a marathon sprinter, someone who is expected to hike 5+ miles? Like to take your dog or child with you? Then this group is for you.
My name is Brenda, I live in Golden and I'm in my early 50's. I used to be a cardio hiker who covered 5-10 miles at a stretch but then back and feet problems slowed me down. I still love to get outdoors. The problem is, I couldn't find a group that would go at my pace or one that didn't put me on a waiting list, so I decided to form this group.
RULES: Dogs are allowed ON A 6 FT LEASH. Children are allowed as long as they can walk or be carried at least 3 miles. Our hikes will average 1-3 miles max and all hiking/walks will take place in Golden and surrounding areas in evenings and on weekends because that's what works with my schedule.
Meetup charges organizers monthly fees to establish a group, so I'm asking each adult that shows up for a hike to please bring $1 to each event to help defray my organizer costs. I hate to charge a fee, but please appreciate that I put time and money into this event so we can all benefit, and Meetup.com charges me organizer fees. Thank you!
Please check with your doctor before you start any exercise program. By joining this group you accept all liability for any health or medical issues that may occur. Anyone who separates from the group is responsible for finding their way back to their car.
Lastly, please show up 5 min early. We will ALWAYS leave on time. If you can't make it after you've RSVP'd "yes,' please either cancel your RSVP online or call me at 720-552-4603, but please do so AT LEAST 1 HOUR BEFORE THE SCHEDULED EVENT. (I won't always get your message if you don't give me some notice.) Keep in mind too that there may not be cell service where we're meeting.
I look forward to meeting you and making some new friends.