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Not a morning person, but love a challenging day hike and being in the great outdoors? This is the Meetup for YOU! Come explore picturesque hikes all around the mid-Atlantic area and make new friends along the way. Proper gear will be required; this is not a Meetup for inexperienced or new hikers

Upcoming events (4)

Thursday Climbing at Movement in Crystal City (Formerly EarthTreks)

Earth Treks Crystal City

This event is NOT for first time climbers. If you are belay checked and vaccinated, you're welcome to join!

If you are new to climbing, please take one of the intro classes first. This will train you on how to belay and you'll have to get belay tested to receive a card that says you can belay. You can find classes and more information here: https://el-cap.com/earthtreks-crystal-city/

We'll gather down the stairs on the benches in the top rope area (right side).
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1. Don't show up if you haven't RSVPed
2. Covid Vaccination Required
3. Face mask required
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We usually go out for drinks and food afterwards to make deeper friendships. We hope you'll join us!

Wednesday Climbing at Movement in Crystal City (Formerly EarthTreks)

Earth Treks Crystal City

This event is NOT for first time climbers. If you are belay checked and vaccinated, you're welcome to join!

If you are new to climbing, please take one of the intro classes first. This will train you on how to belay and you'll have to get belay tested to receive a card that says you can belay. You can find classes and more information here: https://el-cap.com/earthtreks-crystal-city/

We'll gather down the stairs on the benches in the top rope area (right side).
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1. Don't show up if you haven't RSVPed
2. Covid Vaccination Required
3. Face mask required
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We usually go out for drinks and food afterwards to make deeper friendships. We hope you'll join us!

Women's Adventure Documentaries & Post-Screening Discussion (TICKET REQUIRED)

Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

Tickets for the Women’s Adventure Film Tour are $15 and are available online at: https://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/shows/165372

The 2 hour screening features short films of women of all ages and abilities; there’s Australian Olympic champion Torah Bright, ultra trail-running champion Lucy Bartholomew and more.

We'll meet in the lobby of Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse at 6:30pm in order to be seated together in the theater. Afterward at 9pm we'll head across the street to Rebellion (rebelliononthepike.com) for drinks and a lively discussion. Rebellion offers half priced wine bottles, $5 Tito's drinks, and discounted appetizers on Tuesdays.

All genders are welcome ;-)

*WOMEN ONLY* Outdoor Survival Course @Empower in Middleburg, VA

Empower Adventures Middleburg

RSVPing on Meetup does not constitute a registration. YOU MUST REGISTER and pay $124 to Explorer Chicks via this site to be registered for this event: https://explorerchick.com/adventures/outdoors-survival-challenge-near-dc/ (Make sure to choose the March 19 date)

Details: Alongside experienced instructors, you will take off into the woods for a wilderness survival experience. This 2 hour course will help build your outdoors confidence and teach you valuable life saving techniques. Feel safer and more confident on your day hikes and backpacking trips by learning shelter building and water purification, rope skills and self-rescue techniques all while having fun, scavenger-hunt style! You will be nudged outside of your comfort zone as you consider the consequences to actions or inactions during this survival adventure!

To start, you will be gifted a package of items and shown how to use a compass. Then, you will navigate your way through the forest to different stations scattered throughout. Each station includes a challenge to complete. The catch? You will be using only the items gifted at the start and what you can scavenge in the woods. The challenges will lead you to your next stop while teaching you valuable survival skills.
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For those interested in socializing with the group we will head out to a winery or restaurant in Middleburg (TBD) after the event.

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