Opens one month prior to event.
This scenic, energizing walk includes four close-in Northwest Portland neighborhoods (Pearl District, NW District, Willamette Heights, Kings Heights), one city park, one thrilling bridge crossing, and an otherworldly stretch of the northwest hills with breathtaking views of the city below. About 6 miles, through the Pearl and NW Districts and then up to Willamette Heights and Kings Heights with several steep hill climbs and descents. A moderately challenging walk on mostly paved sidewalks. Ethereal views and gorgeous Old Portland homes are your reward. Pack a camera. :-)
Expect a brisk 3-mile-an-hour (20-minute mile) pace for this mostly flatland (sidewalks, trails) trek.
Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. for sign-in and intros. We'll head out at 10:00 a.m. sharp.
For ongoing discussion on current and upcoming walks, check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pdxwomenwhowalk
SAFETY & COMMUNITY
For safety and community, we now require a legit photo, first and last name, email address, and neighborhood. If you aren't willing to be known, this is NOT the group for you. Thanks for helping us make these events open, engaging, and fun!
Guidelines as of March 25, 2021 allow for outdoor recreation in large groups with 3-foot social distancing. A face covering is required ONLY if 3-foot distancing is not feasible. For our walks in the open countryside, distancing should not be an issue. We will space out as needed and/or desired.
Please be aware that some participants will not be wearing face coverings for a variety of very good reasons. We will not question anyone on this. We respect everyone's right to choose what's best for them. DO NOT register for this event if you are uncomfortable with this approach.
COURTESY & NO SHOWS
If you register for a meetup and later discover that you are unable to attend, please unregister AT LEAST 24 HOURS in advance of the meetup. Membership in this group may be discontinued after multiple no-shows or late declines. Thanks for considering our time and effort in organizing these events!
TRANSPORTATION, PARKING & START TIME
Advance determination of transportation and parking options is the responsibility of each participant. Be sure to allow plenty of time to get to the start location and park by 9:30. We leave promptly at 10:00 a.m.
COURTESY, FAIRNESS, NO SHOWS & GATE CRASHING
If you register for a meetup and later discover that you are unable to attend, you MUST unregister AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE of the meetup. Failure to UNREGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE will result in a NO-SHOW, regardless of circumstance.
After each instance of no-show, affected members will be moved to the Wait List for their following registered event, if it fills to capacity. And then moved back to the Going List if space becomes available.
Membership in this group may be discontinued after multiple no-shows.
Sturdy walking/running shoes, compact umbrella, and layered clothing appropriate for the weather. Plus, anything else you need to survive 3 hours stomping city sidewalks and reasonably well-maintained trails (water, energy bar, lightweight backpack, adventurous spirit, great sense of humor, etc.).
All adult participants must be registered. Thank you!
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I'm not a professional walking guide or fitness professional. Trails can be rough and sidewalks can be uneven in places. Appropriate walking shoes and caution are advised. By attending this Women Who Walk event, you assume all risks and liabilities. Event coordinators assume no any liability if an accident occurs. By registering for this event, you agree to these terms.