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Winter Solstice Hike and Marshmallow Roast
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Friday, December 21, 2018. Join Outdoor Afro-Charlotte for an easy family friendly 2 mile hike and marshmallow roast. We'll partner with the awesome team of the Carolina Thread Trail for a guided hike along the Baxter Village Trail in Fort Mill, SC. We'll park along Harvest Point Drive -this is a residential area but we've been given permission to park on the street by president of the Baxter Trail club. Once you find on-street parking we'll meet at the gazebo in the middle of the cul-de-sac. The hike will start at 7 pm at the Harvest Pointe Drive trail head. We'll hike about a mile to the fire pit to roast our marshmallows and chit chat will each other. Feel free to bring snacks and your favorite warm beverage to enjoy around the fire. There is no bathroom on trail!!! What to wear: Dress in warm layers: 1. Base layer (underwear layer): wicks sweat off your skin 2. Middle layer (insulating layer): retains body heat to protect you from the cold 3. Outer layer (shell layer): shields you from wind and rain Comfortable footwear with good traction. Warm socks Hat Gloves Scarf What to Bring: Head lamp or flash light (Carolina Thread staff will have a few extras for you to borrow) Just let me know if you need to borrow one. Canteen/thermos filled with your favorite warm beverage. Snacks. Please make sure you review a copy of the Outdoor Afro trip waiver so that we can start this activity on time Inclement Weather So, if it is raining we will not hike but we can still get together. Our alternative meetup will be at Red Clay Ciderworks on 245 CLANTON RD. CHARLOTTE NC 28217. I'll send out an update to the event changing the event location to the Red Clay Ciderworks at least 24 hours in advance. Any questions please feel free to call me. Cheryl Baker[masked]

Gazebo in the Middle of the cul-de-sac on Harvest Point Drive

863 Harvest Pointe Dr Fort Mill, SC 29708 · Fort Mill, sc

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    Outdoor Afro is a community that creates and inspires Black connections with nature and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, birding, fishing, gardening, skiing — and more! We use social media to create interest communities, events, and to help shift the visual representation of who gets outdoors. Here is where you can start locally connecting with people who share your outdoor interests

    The Carolinas have so much to offer from mountains to beaches, along with the beauty of all four seasons. I love going on all sorts of adventures and would love for you to join me. I'll be doing a mix of family-friendly and strenuous events exploring all that the Carolinas have to offer. Please feel free to ask me any questions and I look forward to exploring with you!

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