Want to go hiking near DC and not wake up at the crack of dawn? This is the hiking group for you!
LMH is a group of friends and volunteer organizers that enjoy hiking at some of the best sports and exploring some of the best breweries and wineries in the region. We offer hikes several times a month with a happy hour in DC held once per month.
Our goal is to do hikes with accessible, reasonable meeting times so that we can all enjoy the outdoors with each other without losing too much shut-eye.
Late Morning Hikers is an informal group initiating trips under the common adventurer model (http://www.ronwatters.com/CADefine.htm). While (many) of our events are not ultra strenuous hikes, we do expect our members to be familiar with the best practices of hiking – this is not a group for first time hikers and is NOT a group for those seeking hiking instruction.
Our volunteer organizers are not experts or professionals, nor are we trained hike leaders, nor do we scout out hikes. We plan hikes for fun. You are responsible for your own welfare and safety at all LMH events. Be sure to choose to attend hikes only within your own physical abilities and hiking knowledge; take maps, suitable clothing, provisions (at least two liters of water plus any food or medical supplies you might require) and equipment, and act responsibly and safely at all times. Acting responsibly and safely includes always making sure that you stay with a group (we advise using the buddy system) and staying on, or within sight of (if you need to answer the call of nature or avoid an obstacle on the trail), marked trails at all times. If you ever believe you may be lost, follow the advice of the US Forest Service. (https://www.fs.fed.us/visit/know-before-you-go/if-you-get-lost)