Love nature and the great outdoors? Are you looking for an opportunity to practice and learn new skills for your next adventure? Do you want to meet fellow adventurers and potential trail buddies? You've come to the right place.
The purpose of this meetup is to meet like-minded people, learn new skills, dust off old skills, field test your gear, and get some practical outdoor and trail experience. Meetups will be scheduled in all weather conditions, so check the weather before heading out!
This isn't going to be a class or a lecture series by a designated professional speaker or teacher. Everyone and anyone can be a teacher or leader. Learn from others and/or share your favorite tips and tricks. All experience levels are welcome.
Bring your humility and your problem solving skills — we will occasionally encounter individual or group challenges on the trail. Gear fails, mistakes, and forgetfulness are all part of the trail experience and lessons learned — the best stories around a campfire are rarely about trips that go as planned. There may be instances you may decide to go home or tap out for your own well being or sanity — no judgement. Be safe and see you next time!
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**Disclaimer** This meetup is not run by wilderness or outdoor professionals nor is it a substitute for an outdoor safety course. There are no gear affiliations or sponsorships so all gear recommendations you may receive are based on personal experiences and opinions. Some outings may test or exceed your personal resourcefulness and self reliance skills.
All participants are individually responsible for their own personal safety, gear, and well being. Organizer(s) are not responsible for any injuries that may occur.
Want to experience what a half day thru hiking is like? Have you hiked more than 10 miles in a day? Now you can put your endurance and equipment to the test.
Cedar Ridge Preserve is a hiker’s hidden gem in the DFW area if you haven’t been to it yet.
Well tended trails and some good up and down portions make it ideal for training up for mountains and longer hikes.
Meetup time is early AM to beat some of the TX heat.
You don’t have to do the full 12 miles if you don’t want to, so stop on by to get whatever mileage you want in. Cedar ridge is about 4 miles for one loop, so you can stay to do 4, 8, or 12 miles.
What to bring:
Daypack / Backpack
Good walking / hiking shoes
Hat / Sunscreen / Sunglasses
If you want to train for backpacking, just bring your fully loaded pack and trail gear.
This will be a great opportunity to break in any new backpacking / hiking gear — trekking poles, footwear, socks, gaiters, etc.