Group hikes are supportive experiences; we are a group of hikers helping and supporting one another along the way. The group hikes together – we won’t leave you behind!
Where: Lyre Conservation Area, Reynold Rd., Port Angeles
When: June 23, 2018 at 3pm (this time will be best to see afternoon birds 🙂
Trail Description: a two mile out and back trail on gravel road bed. The trail is level for the first 3/4 mile and then descends for 1/4 mile, with one steep section.
Pets: Service animals always welcome. The trail is dog-friendly, and we welcome your pet if you need them for support of any kind. Otherwise we ask you not to bring a pet, because of possible allergies and other concerns.
Cost: Free. Donation of $1-10 suggested.
Parking: There is room for approximately 10 cars. Please carpool if possible.
PLEASE READ THE FULL GUIDE before you make a decision to join us: Lyre Conservation Area Guide
We welcome anyone who needs a group of supportive, slow moving hikers. Disabled people, people who feel too overweight or out of shape to hike*, people who are new to hiking – please join us! Supportive friends and family are also welcome.
Disabled Hikers is an inclusive group. All of our hikes begin with a moment to honor the ancestral people of the land and their living descendants, and introductions with name and pronouns (do you use she/her, he/him, they/them, or another pronoun?). You will also be welcomed to share a bit about why you are here. There is never any pressure to share anything, and if you want to be anonymous that is okay too.
Other things to keep in mind:
- Please read the hike description. Trails are chosen to be as enjoyable as possible for the most folks, but only you can decide if a hike is appropriate for you.
- Please do not offer anyone advice or assistance without asking first. No general health, diet, or medical talk – we’re here to enjoy nature and our bodies.
- If you have questions at any time, please ask. We’re here for you!
RSVP with the form below or on Facebook.
Want to help make hikes happen? I spend at least 10 hours organizing each group hike. You can support my work with contributions via PayPal (one time donation) or Patreon (recurring monthly donation).
*A note on language: I prefer to use identity-first language and have reclaimed the word fat to describe large bodies. I also recognize that for many people in the rural areas that I work in, this language is not fully accepted yet. My ultimate goal is to meet people where they are and support and encourage their journey in the outdoors. As such, I have attempted to “soften” the language to reflect individual feelings, because our feelings are real whether they are the result of internalized toxic culture or not. I do not support toxic diet-and-health culture and am committed to eradicating stereotypes of disabled and fat bodies.