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Want to go hiking near Charleston and not wake up at the crack of dawn? This group is for you. We'll be doing some great hikes and other active, outdoor activities in the Charleston area several times a month with a happy hour in between to catch up. The goal is to do hikes with accessible, reasonable meeting times so that we can all enjoy the outdoors without losing too much shut-eye.

FAQ:

1) I'm over 45 or under 25 - can I still join?

Since the group is built around socializing and exercising, it is designed for people from age 25 to 45 who live in or near Charleston. However, we do not decline any members based on age.

2) What fitness level do I need to have to join this group?

Please use your discretion when signing up for meetup events considering your fitness and experience. The mileage and approximate hiking times will be included to the extent possible on each event. This meetup is not recommended for first time hikers unless you get regular exercise. If you are concerned that you are not fit enough to hike the whole itinerary, you should not join that particular hike. Events will vary, but probably be at least 4+ hours of hiking each time.

3) Can I come even if the meetup event is full? What is your cancellation policy? Can I bring a friend even if the hike is full?

The event is intended for those who reply "YES" only, or for those who make separate arrangements with the hike leader(s) personally (by private message on the meetup site).

The hike leader(s) will take attendance, so please change your reply if you cannot make it, preferably at least 48 hours in advance. The organizers do have the discretion to drop people from the meetup for repeated no shows without cancelling in advance and without an explanation.

4) Will we hike even if it rains?

Before each hike, the hike leader(s) will be monitoring the weather conditions. Please monitor your email before you head out. If there is a very strong chance of rain or the trail conditions are likely to be hazardous, the hike may be postponed. Alternatively, if any experienced hikers want to go regardless of the weather conditions, a small group may be led, but at the discretion of the hike leader(s). However, no one will be penalized for not showing up in bad weather.

Note that by participating in any Late Morning Hikers events, you agree to the waiver of liability in the following link: https://www.meetup.com/Late-Morning-DC-Hikers-25-45/pages/12710332/Waiver_of_Liability (https://www.meetup.com/Late-Morning-DC-Hikers-25-45/pages/12710332/Waiver_of_Liability/?_locale=de-DE)/

Upcoming events (4)

Bicycle ride around Daniel island & post-ride drinks

Bishop England High School, 363 Seven Farms Dr, Daniel Island, SC 29492-7534

$2.00

Let’s go for a stroll around the Island! Daniel Island is personally one of my favorite biking spots. Bring your mountain bike or beach cruiser. We will stroll by the water, through the marsh, and around some of the beautiful neighborhoods. Plan on biking for around 1.5 hours (slow/moderate stroll). After we finish, we’ll stop by Vespa for pizza and a beer! Central meeting point will be the Bishop England High School parking lot at 1pm. See you there!

February Happy Hour (Park Circle)

DIG in the Park

Join the LMH group for our monthly Happy Hour! If you’re new to the group or not quite ready to commit, here’s the perfect icebreaker. We’ll be in Park Circle. Feel free to coordinate carpools/Uber-pools on the Message board.

Palmetto Trail - Lake Moultrie Passage & Holy City Brewing

Holy City Brewing

$2.00

Join us for a local hike on the Palmetto Trail (Lake Moultrie Passage). We will do approximately 7 miles (please make sure you can keep with our moderate pace of 2.5 to 3 mph, and able to do the full 7 miles). The Lake Moultrie Passage is a point-to-point trail located in Bonneau (near Moncks Corner) that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. Make sure you bring a jacket, as the wind coming off the lake may be a little cool! According to reviewers, we should get great views of the swamp, lake, and wildlife (to include alligators, deer, turkeys, and bald eagles). Meeting spots (2 options: carpool or meet at trailhead) -10am: Carpool spot is at Holy City Brewing (4155 Dorchester Rd.). We will leave for the trailhead at 10:15am. -11am: Hike begins. Feel free to meet directly at the trailhead [masked], [masked]) if you prefer. If you choose this option, please plan on being there by 10:45 so we can get started right at 11am. What to bring: bug spray, water, snacks After we complete our hike, we will head back over to Holy City Brewing in North Charleston for a beer and food!

March Happy Hour (Mount Pleasant)

Liberty Tap Room

Come celebrate Spring with the LMH group at our March Happy Hour! If you’re new to the group or not quite ready to commit, here’s the perfect icebreaker. We’ll be at the Liberty Tap Room in Mount Pleasant. Feel free to coordinate carpools/Uber-pools on the Message board.

Past events (14)

West Ashley Greenway & post-hike drinks

West Ashley Greenway Parking

$2.00

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