What we're about

If you love being active and enjoy spending time outdoors – this group is for you!

The main focus of the group is spending as much time outdoors as possible participating in many diverse activities including hiking, camping, bike riding (road, trails, mountain, and touring), canoeing and kayaking, backpacking, geocacheing, and orienteering, XC skiing, and snowshoeing Our events are hosted all over the Metro Detroit area, Michigan, and other states. We also occasionally throw in some cultural events like visiting museums, going to exhibits, movies, or just meet at a restaurant to socialize.

Most meetups are adult ONLY, unless otherwise stated in the event description.

In order to join the group you need to read and agree to the Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver (http://www.meetup.com/adventure-quest/pages/Assumption_of_Risk_and_Liability_Waiver/).

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Once you join, go to the Discussion forum or files and read group newsletters to find out more about us and watch the video @ https://youtu.be/s6k0fZG5ufE to see what we do.

Upcoming events (2)

Tuesday Sunset/Full Moon Hike at Bald Mountain North

Bald Mountain - North

Event Rating: Moderately Difficult!!! Due to hills, rugged terrain, Potential darkness, etc. We'll hike the trails at Bald Mountain North at a moderately fast pace(2.5 to 3.0 mph) as the sun slowly sinks below the horizon. Total distance will depend on weather, trail conditions and group interest, but will likely be about 6 to 8 miles. We'll modify as needed(my call). Bring a headlamp or flashlight! It's getting dark earlier and the hike may not complete until after dark. You may also want to bring bug spray and/or wear long sleeves/pants. The route goes by the parking lot after about 4-5 miles, so those wanting a shorter hike can opt out at that time(likely just after dark). We may go off the beaten path in a few places. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Robert Frost COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS ARE IN EFFECT: All participants must be wearing a mask, cloth, or similar and abide by the appropriate social distancing guidelines. If you have been exposed to COVID 19 or are have developed COVID 19 symptoms(cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) within the last 14 days, you cannot participate. You must be symptom free for at least 14 days to participate. Participation is limited to maintain social distancing. Bring Water! We will make a few BRIEF stops during the hike. The usual disclaimers: Our route is hilly and rugged. We will be climbing steep uphills and descending steep downhills on uneven, loose, wet, possibly wet, muddy, and slippery terrain - with rocks and tree roots. Leaves and branches will be covering the trails and may make footing difficult. It may be necessary to duck under and/or climb over a few fallen trees. We may go off-trail a few times. Wet and muddy conditions are possible. Standing water over some sections of the trail is also possible. Proper Footwear is advised! ***** Meeting Location, Directions, etc. ***** We'll meet at Bald Mountain State Recreation Area(North Unit) in the parking lot where Harmon and W. Predmore Roads intersect. The GPS coordinates are:[masked], [masked] NOTE: Do NOT try to find the meeting location by entering "Bald Mountain" into a GPS unit. It will likely NOT guide you to the meeting location!!! Map of Bald Mountain North Area Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/42%C2%B046'59.2%22N+83%C2%B011'49.1%22W/@42.783113,-83.196975,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0 Bald Mountain State Recreation Area DNR Website: http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?type=SPRK&id=435#map-tab From Lapeer Rd(M-24): Turn east onto Silverbell Rd. Follow Silverbell Rd east to Adams Rd. Turn left(north) onto Adams Rd. Follow Adams Rd north until it ends at Stony Creek Rd. Turn right(east) onto Stony Creek Rd. After about 500 feet, turn left onto Harmon Rd. The parking lot will be on the left(west) in about a 1/2 mile - where W. Predmore Rd intersects Harmon Rd. From Downtown Rochester: Go north on Rochester Rd(Main Street). Turn left onto Orion Rd and go northwest. Turn right onto Adams Rd. Follow Adams Rd north until it ends at Stony Creek Rd. Turn right(east) onto Stony Creek Rd. After about 500 feet, turn left onto Harmon Rd. The parking lot will be on the left(west) in about a 1/2 mile - where Predmore Rd intersects Harmon Rd. This is a Michigan State Recreation Area(state park). A Michigan Recreation Passport is required! This event may be canceled or modified due to lack of interest, weather and/or trail conditions at the time of the event. Check this website for updates before leaving!!!!!

Wednesday Sunset/Full Moon Paddle at Kent Lake in Kensington Metropark!

Kensington Metropark West Boat Launch

Event Rating: Easy/Moderate!!! We'll meet at the West Boat Launch in Kensington Metropark to put in and take out. We'll paddle and explore the shoreline, islands and other features of the lake. After paddling a while, we’ll watch the sun sink below the horizon and thenpaddle a while longer as darkness sets in. We'll finish under an almost full moon. During the paddle, we’ll likely stop once or twice to relax and stretch a bit and possibly wade/swim in the water. We'll modify as needed based on conditions. Sunset is 7:19pm. The actual sunset will be about 15 minutes earlier as the sun will drop below the tree line prior to the horizon. There is a chance of rain on Wednesday. Most of the rain is forecast for the morning and early afternoon with the rain diminishing through the late afternoon and ending about the time we start paddling. However, come prepared to start the paddle in the rain(i.e. rain jacket or paddling jacket - NO COTTON!) just in case. The skies are forecast to quickly clear and be the least cloudy evening of the week. Bring a headlamp! Although not needed while paddling, it may be useful while loading boats when we get back to the shore. Check the forecast and dress for the weather(No Cotton!). Don't forget a hat and/or gloves(that can get wet)! As the sun drops, so will the temperature. It will be cool by the end of the paddle. This is a fairly easy and relaxing paddle. However, this is a slightly larger lake than some of our other paddles. Wind could cause the water to be a little choppy and make paddling a little difficult in a few areas. Those not comfortable on the main lake can stay close to shore and in sheltered areas. The pace will be casual. You can return to the boat launch on your own at any time. This event is good for kayaks, canoes, SUP's, etc. COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS ARE IN EFFECT: All participants must wear a mask, cloth, or similar and abide by the appropriate social distancing guidelines. If you have been exposed to COVID 19 or are have developed COVID 19 symptoms(fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) within the last 14 days, you cannot participate. You must be symptom free for at least 14 days to participate. Participation is limited to maintain social distancing. ************************************************* You MUST wear a PFD while paddling!!! You MUST be able to swim!!! You MUST be comfortable in water over your head NO Alcoholic beverages!!! ************************************************* This event may be canceled or modified due to lack of interest, weather and/or lake conditions at the time of the event. Check this website for updates before leaving!!!!! This event is for people that have their own paddle craft. Bring: Water, sunscreen, snack, etc. Bug spray is not likely needed while on the water, but bugs may be present at the boat launch. *** Meeting Location, Directions, etc. *** We'll meet at the West Boat Launch in Kensington Metropark(use the Kensington Rd part entrance!) near the water. The GPS coordinates are:[masked], [masked] NOTE: Do NOT try to find the meeting location by entering "Kensington Metropark" into a GPS unit. It will likely NOT guide you to the meeting location!!! Google Map of Meeting Location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/42°31'30.8%22N+83°40'10.0%22W/@[masked],[masked],761m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d[masked]!4d[masked] Kensington Metropark Maps: http://www.metroparks.com/parks/kensington-metropark/#2 Kensington is a Huron-Clinton Metropark. A Metropark Pass is required for vehicle entry! This event may be canceled or modified due to lack of interest, weather and/or trail conditions at the time of the event. Check this website for updates before leaving!!!!!

Past events (2,015)

Hike Pontiac Lake!!!

Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area

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