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July 16, 2009

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Ian Edlind

Capital Hiking Club is a great DC area hiking group and there are many others (Northern Virginia Hikers, Sierra Club PRO, Wanderbirds...not to mention three or four meetup.com groups). On another note, I just wrote about a similar trip to Rock Creek Park: http://www.trailvoice.com/washington-dc/parks-trails/rock-creek-park-western-ridge-trail-loop-central-section. You gotta love that park!

Ellen

Ian,

I was glad to find the club. My friend, an avid hiker, introduced me to them. And to the Northern Virginia Hiking Club and to the Wanderbirds, who I haven't gone with yet. But I'm excited to do more hikes in the Washington region.
Some clubs hike closer in to DC than others - I'm the type who likes not to travel too far on a weekend because there are all sorts of chores and errands to take care of in those two short days.
But if I were a solo traveler in Washington, with plenty of time to sightsee and wander, that is, I'd be on vacation, I might be keen to go on an all-day hike and commune with nature and natives of the area. Perhaps find a dining companion for the evening!
Yes, you gotta love that park.
Hey, that link you included didn't work when I clicked it. Can you check and see what might be the problem?
Happy trails, as they say.

Ellen

jessie voigts

interesting - i can't hike bc of my disabilities, but i am always interested in reading of others journeys. thanks!

marina k. villatoro

Hi,

I've seen tons of these hike clubs when I lived in NYC but never joined them, sounds like a great time!

Ellen

Jessie,
Glad I could entertain. Come back for more travel stories.

Marina,
These clubs can be pretty good for getting out there and doing what you like to do and having company and also having someone else map and test the route for you!

Maria Padhila

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sourceoutdoor

The idea of hiking clubs is excellent. It allows the people that really like to travel, but do not want to deal with the logistical side to enjoy nature. The experience of traveling together with other people adds fun too

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