Mount Constitution Hike on Orcas Island: June 1

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 

Time: 6:00am - 7:00pm

Meeting Place: Boundary Bay Brewery's Beer Garden

 

Early Summer days in the Pacific Northwest call for heading west to the coastlines and islands for snow-free adventures into higher elevations for epic views. So, are you in with us for the climb to the tallest peak of the San Juan Islands? The Mount Constitution Loop trail will take us up to the top of Mount Constitution on Orcas Island at Moran State Park. Parking halfway up the mountain gives us the advantages of a slightly shorter hike and full circular loop. Check out the link in the event discussion below for more info on the trail.

This hike is rated 'difficult' because of some steep spots, but don't let that scare you away! No one's here to race to the top. Shifting Gears groups are easy-going, supportive, fun and in it for the sake of adventuring together as Womxn. We've got your back and we're here to help you problem solve or calm any pre-trip jitters. Plus, there are spectacular sights along the way on the Mount Constitution Loop trail, giving us so many excuses to take it slow and take as many pauses and snack breaks as we want!

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This small group hike is specially-designed for Womxn beginner-to-intermediate hikers who seek community and a fun/casual adventure!

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ROUTE DETAILS
6.7 miles | 1,833 ft gain | Loop
Read the full train description here: www.gaiagps.com/hike/2785/mount-constitution-loop/

TRIP COST INCLUDES:
1. Transportation from Boundary Bay Brewery in downtown Bellingham to Moran State Park and back
2. Your roundtrip ferry ticket from Anacortes to Orcas Island
3. Two kickass Womxn hiking leaders who volunteer their time and passion to help guide your adventure
4. A unique experience outside with 9 other Womxn. Some of them may be friends already, some may be complete strangers to you! By the end of this day, we'll have accomplished something we set out to do together. We won't be strangers anymore and that'll be something to celebrate!

COST: $30
Registration deadline is exactly one week before trip. Please sign up on our website www.letsshiftgears.com.
**If the cost of this trip is outside of your means, please contact Kari at letsshiftgears.com for scholarship information.

 

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ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO PACK**
-Water bottle (x2 or water bladder)
-BIG nutritious lunch
-Lots of snacks
-Hat, rain gear, sunscreen & sunglasses (weather depending!)
-Comfortable & sturdy walking shoes and appropriate clothes for the conditions
-Hiking poles (optional)
**A full suggested packing list will be sent to registrants.

 

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The "rules" at Shifting Gears Hikes:
1. Go your happiest pace on the trail.
2. Be respectful of others and yourself and the environment.
3. Take good care of your needs. Be prepared for the weather. Wear good sturdy shoes and comfortable clothing. Bring a lunch, snacks and lots of water.
4. Use your voice! Let us know how we can support you.
5. Have fun!

 

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