What we're about

We are an active, over 40 group that enjoys hiking, biking, concerts, bowling, a good beer, hikes with dogs, urban hikes, and great times with friends. Please be sure to go to the "pages" section to see our legal disclaimer, guidelines, and guest policy, they can all be found here. waiver and policies (http://www.meetup.com/Over-40-Single-Hikers-and-Adventurers/about/) (shown below)

Some basic guidelines.
Treat everyone with respect.
Don't be a no-show or cancel at the last minute. If this becomes a pattern, you'll be removed from the group.
If you signed up as a "Yes" and plans change, switch your reply to "No".
If you know upfront that you won't be going, you do not need to reply to the event.
Be prepared with the proper equipment.
We'll start on time, so don't be late.
All end times are estimated, please don't have plans for immediately after any event.
Chip in for gas money.
Bring a bag for your boots, so you don't get mud in the driver's car.
Take turns driving.
Purchase Discover and Forest Passes if you will be hiking. And learn the difference between the two, so you don't get ticketed.
You can buy them at REI or online.
Go to sites like wta.org to learn about the 10 essentials, find trails, etc.

Helpful Hints:

When we list hikes, we'll let you know the difficulty level and the pace.

Example: Moderate 25 minute miles. This will probably be a hike like Rattlesnake Ledge. It's 4 miles roundtrip and 1160 of elevation gain. This means you should be able to get up and down this hike, including a break at the top in under 2 hours.
http://www.wta.org/go... (http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/rattle-snake-ledge)

For Weekend hikes, we'll often go slower, so that we can take more pictures, but we'll still average about 30 minute miles.

Strenuous hikes either have more elevation gain or are much further in distance. Example: Mount Si is 8 miles and 3150 feet of elevation gain.
http://www.wta.org/go... (http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mount-si)

For your safety and the safety of others, be sure you are able to keep the appropriate pace when signing up for a hike. We are not professional guides and while we do try to keep everyone safe, your safety is your responsibility.

We're are doing this as volunteers because we think it's fun and want to share our interests with like minded people. If you enjoy the group, encourage others to join. If you aren't enjoying the group, we hope you'll find another group that better suits your needs.

Happy Trails

Upcoming events (4)

Bike the BGT from Magnuson Park to Log Boom Park Sept 20th 1:00pm

7700 Sand Point Way NE

We will meet in the Parking lot outside Magnuson Cafe and Brew in Magnuson Park https://magnusonbrewery.com/ We will ride the Burke Gilman trail to Logboom Park in Kenmore and return to Magnuson Park. http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington/kenmore/log_boom_park_151.htm. We will regroup and chat at Matthews beach along the way. It is a little hard to socialize while riding. There will be a brief stop on the way to Lake Forest Park shopping center if people want to pick up something at the grocery store or get take out. This is an every other Sunday ride. In October we will continue on to Bothell and return to Magnuson Park on the Burke Gillman trail. Please bring plenty of water and a spare tire, a pump, and good luck. The attendee limit for this ride is 7 people. We will be observing social distance guidelines.

C'mon along, and enter the tour de slacker!

Ash Way Park & Ride

FYI. Did you realize there are slackers worldwide and it seems everyone has a name for them? In Spain we who slack are known as "vagos, in Germany "faulpelz," and in France, "faineant."Tips on how to pronounce the latter can be gleaned by watching Steve Martin's '70s comic video tour of Montreal, as he advised wrapping a rubber band around zeee lips when speaking French. So?... you ask. Well I am trying to find a better word to etch on a trophy for the winner of the coming "Tour de Slacker," bike rally on CAMANO ISLAND. It seems to be a misnomer to hoist the winning hardware from the dollar store emblazed with "Slacker." Whaaa?...you ask. It will be a microcosm of the famous race in France. You can leave your rubber bands at home as we will speak english. The tour will start near the crossing that connects Stanwood with Camano. plying the roads which have criss-crossed the island for decades. We will follow a counter-clockwise loop around to the bottom of the island and back which covers about 43 miles. Please note that we can improvise on this distance as there are plenty of roads to cut across the island and make it a shorter trek. And yes there are a few hills in the way. Please know your capabilities on this 43 mile or less ride. This is supposed to be enjoyable, not a reason to curse me when you get home. Note that our tour will be shorter than the French version, slower, with no spectators nor prize monies. But we can follow a little known tradition. It seems race competitors before the 1960s copiously drank alcohol to numb the pain. We can do that! Well...afterwards. Please pack lotsa water, snacks, energy bars, and sunscreen. We can stop in Stanwood for an after tour beer for those than wanna. Rain postpones the ride. But cloudy skies do not., See ya on the island! And please if possible pass along another more dignified slacker translation for the trophy!

Bike the Burke Gilman Trail from Magnuson Park to Bothell Oct 4th 12:00pm

We will meet in the parking lot outside Magnuson Cafe and Brewery in Magnuson Park https://magnusonbrewery.com/ We will ride the Burke Gilman trail to Bothell for lunch. Downtown Bothell has streets blocked off to cars and set up for outside dining as well as random picnic tables to use. This is an every other Sunday ride. Please bring plenty of water and a spare tire, a pump, and good luck. The attendee limit for this ride is 7 people. We will be observing social distance guidelines.

Bike the BGT from Magnuson Park to Bothell October 18th 12:00pm

7700 Sand Point Way NE

We will meet in the Parking lot outside Magnuson Cafe and Brewery in Magnuson Park https://magnusonbrewery.com/ We will ride the Burke Gilman trail from Magnuson park to Bothell for lunch. Downtown Bothell has streets blocked off to cars and is set up for outside dining. There are random picnic tables also available to use. This is an every other Sunday ride. Drizzle or intermittent light rain is still a go. Pouring rain cancels Please bring plenty of water and a spare tire, a pump, and good luck. The attendee limit for this ride is 7 people. We will be observing social distance guidelines.

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