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Welcome to the Outer Cape Hiking Club.

This club offers a variety of hikes from beginner level to experienced. We tend to engage in scenic hikes in the Cape Cod National Seashore. We also do hikes all over the Cape from the Canal to Race Point and may do some off-Cape from time to time.

The purpose of this Meetup is to get people together who want to get out and enjoy the beauty of some of the Cape’s most scenic places. This club is for people who enjoy a hike that leaves them satisfied with the physical level of exertion, the enjoyment of the outdoors, and all the refreshment a hike has to offer the body and mind. This Meetup provides an opportunity to enjoy nature in the company of other adults without the distraction of cellphones, kids or dogs. And, don’t underestimate the social aspects of hiking with a group. My past experience in similar clubs has shown me the benefits of hiking and conversation - before you know it, you’ve done 3 miles!

A word about dogs - I love dogs and have two myself. I’d like to bring them along, but realize there are many people (in this case, some of your fellow hikers) who are afraid of dogs, even small, well-behaved ones. This Meetup is meant to appeal to a wide variety of people, so we won’t be taking our dogs. Having said that, we may put on some hikes where dogs are specifically included if there is interest.

These hikes are not for children under 18. Guests are welcome on all hikes as long as the member believes their guest’s abilities match the Hike Level.

For your safety and that of others in the group, please keep a current photo of yourself as your main profile picture. The recommended minimum hiking gear includes a good pair of hiking boots and a blaze orange vest (for hunting season safety).

During the winter months we continue hiking but generally less frequently. When the summer months approach, we usually hike on midweek evenings, afternoons or early mornings and on weekends. Events will usually be weather permitting. Rain will usually cancel. Cancellations will be posted at least an hour before the event is scheduled to start.

We hope to have biking and kayaking in the mix if there is interest among the members. As the membership expands, we will need additional event leaders (aka assistant organizers). With your help we can make this a great club.

Our intent is to give people the opportunity to explore parts of the Cape they may be unfamiliar with and for me to learn about new places from other members. We offer good exercise, good company and short travel all at no charge. What else could you ask for? Put yourself first, make some friends, have some fun and improve your outlook.

See you on the trails,
Marc Mahoney
Organizer
Mobile: (401) 451-1242

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