What we're about
Thank you for your interest in the Washington Outdoors Adventures for 20s and 30s! Our purpose is to explore the DC Area and elsewhere whenever possible. We accomplish this goal by either going on day-hikes, overnight backpacking trips, multi-day camping trips, trail running, international trips, beach trips, amusement parks, festivals, kayaking, zip lining, wineries/breweries, bowling, sporting events, happy hours, etc. While the name has "Washington" in it, our destinations encompass the entire Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region (and beyond). We will go wherever the adventure takes us!
Please review our requirements below:
By joining this group, you agree to release your right to take any legal action against the Washington Outdoors Adventures for 20s & 30s and its Organizers from any responsibility, liability or claim in law or in equity. High-risk events will require you to sign a liability waiver.
YOUR FITNESS & EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
The Events listed have various degree of difficulty. Please read the entire description of the event before RSVPing “Yes”. There are times where events are much more strenuous than others, e.g., Old Rag Mountain. We do not want you to push yourself to the limit if you do not have the experience needed to complete the events.
ATTENDANCE & RSVPs:
We would like our events to have maximum attendance as much as possible. There are times where certain events have long Waitlists. If you know that you cannot make the event that day, please update your RSVP status to “No” as soon as you can, which will allow members from the Waitlist to join the event.
Please do not wait until the event RSVP deadline passes to change your RSVP status.
By joining this group, it is possible that your photograph may be taken, posted, and tagged with your name at events. If you do not want to be tagged in photos, please contact the Organizer of the event.
There are three types of hikes, "Easy", "Moderate", and "Difficult"; which are not based on the hike lengths, but instead the challenges of completing the hikes given the weather and time of year.
Easy: A walk in the park. Barely any incline or hills to overcome.
Moderate: Some varying degree of inclines and declines.
Difficult: Very strenuous hikes and experience required in handling intense situations, e.g., rock scrambling, steep inclines, stream crossings, etc.
There are times when this group goes on an single or multi-day overnight trips. The Organizer of those trips may ask you to share personal information in case of an emergency. Please be aware that it is a group effort and you are working together to make the trip a memorable one.
Event suggestions are welcomed! If you know of an awesome place for hiking or camping or have ideas for a fun activity, then please message the Organizer a week in advance for a day trip and at least one month in advance for overnight backpacking or camping trips. The Organizer will help you with the event description and may ask you to serve as an Event Host.
We take complaints seriously, e.g., harassment (threatening, sexual, etc.), stalking, violence, illicit activities, reckless driving, etc. are all valid complaints and should be brought to the attention of the Organizers as soon as possible. However, accusing of someone being “annoying”, “too talkative”, or “creepy” are not valid complaints. In the event of these complaints, the Group may choose to monitor that person and may hold off taking additional action until more evidence is produced, or the perpetrator behaves inappropriately.
MEETUP PROFILE REQUESTS:
To join this group, please have a real photograph of yourself as your profile photo. Organizers and Members must be able to recognize you on the Event pages. If you post a group photo, then it must be clear which person is you. Organizers do check profiles to verify if you are in your 20s and 30s.
If you ignore these requirements simply to join the group, you will be declined or banned.
You have to bring your individual initiative, creative thinking, and spirit of adventure to the group!