Hike DC Series (Hike 11 of 13): Downtown — East Area! An Easy and Flat 4-Mile Social Hike (Ⓜ️ Metro Accessible)
This is a great hike for newbies and frequent hikers alike, that passes by a number of historic buildings and other interesting sights. This circuit hike begins and terminates at the same Metro station for convenience for all members.
This is a great newbie hike that passes by a number of historic buildings and residences.
We invite you to join MAHG for a series of urban sneaker hikes throughout DC. Each of the 13 unique hikes explores a different area of the city. All of the easy/newbie friendly treks begin and end at the same METRO stop where they start, making them very accessible. There are many ways to see cities, but for anyone desiring a sense of the history and the character of an urban place, the city is best seen on foot. Though Washington, DC is only 220 years old, it has a remarkable number of historic buildings, lands, and residences.
Today's hike, the 11th in our series, explores the downtown east area and passes through the central business district, Franklin Square, old Washington Convention Center redevelopment site, Ford’s Theater, FBI Building, Old Post Office, and Pennsylvania Avenue.
There is no park fee for this hike.
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We hike rain or shine. Click Here (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=Washington%2C+DC)for the forecast for the area where we will be hiking.
This hike will be led at an average hikers pace, which is about 2.5 mph.
Our RSVP Policies and Group Etiquette
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Carpool Suggestions and Information
Note that you are responsible for knowing how to get from carpool locations to the venue. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is not responsible for transportation to and from events or carpools. Suggested carpool times and locations are provided as a courtesy because many members are either new to the area or unfamiliar with a particular hike or venues location. Please use the Comments section below, or reach out via e-mail to make arrangements for carpooling needs and/or offerings.
If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations, please post your location and needs in the comment section below. Click Here (http://www.meetup.com/Mid-Atlantic-Hiking-Group/pages/Suggested_Carpool_Locations/?name=Suggested_Carpool_Locations) for a list of suggested carpool locations, each complete with a physical address, GPS coordinates, driving directions and additional carpool information.
For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment — by just offering a ride!
Directions to the Trailhead
Click Here for Directions (http://www.meetup.com/Mid-Atlantic-Hiking-Group/pages/Directions%3A_Union_Station_%28Rotunda_Location%29/) to Where We Meet for this Hike
Meet & Greet and Sign-In — 5:45-5:55 p.m.
The Hike is at 6:00 p.m.
Please remember we are a volunteer supported organization that values fellowship and camaraderie while practicing good hike etiquette (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/hike-and-trail-etiquette.html)and Leave No Trace (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/leave-no-trace.html) principles. Our hikes are led by generous, dedicated, and qualified MAHG members who volunteer (http://www.meetup.com/Mid-Atlantic-Hiking-Group/pages/9595722/How_To_Join_Our_Leadership_Team!/) as leaders for Mid-Atlantic Hiking Groups volunteer leadership team. Hikes also have a volunteer “sweeper” to help ensure that no hiker is left behind. MAHG volunteers and members are very supportive, encouraging, with a focus on safety while enjoying the excellent camaraderie and benefiting from the many health benefits of hiking and unplugging from the stress of day-to-day life. Sharing what we know and learning from each other is an important part of MAHGs core values, as is our dedication to the conservation of our natural resources and our commitment to the organization's mission (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/). Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a volunteer supported tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/mahg-charity.html) and Donations ARE Tax Deductible. Tax ID:[masked] (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/mahg-charity.html).
A Well-Mannered, Leashed Fido is Welcome on this Hike!
Let's have great times and see you there!
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