IN PERSON: Fall Foliage Hike - Challenging
Join HCW and Master Hiker Barbara Saffir for a challenging six mile hike through Rock Creek Park, enjoying the fall foliage.
Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2022, 8:30am
Location: Peirce Mill, 2401 Tilden St NW, Washington, DC
Hike roughly six miles through Rock Creek Park's peak (we hope!) fiery orange, red, and yellow fall foliage. We'll start at Peirce Mill (an Instagram-worthy hotspot with a history of spies), and then follow the same narrow, sometimes rocky (and a tad hilly) trails along Rock Creek where President Theodore Roosevelt once trekked. We'll stop for selfies at famous Boulder Bridge, visit Miller Cabin, inspect the remains of Civil War Fort DeRussy, make a rest stop at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center, eyeball the old U.S. Capitol Stones (before they are possibly moved) and more.
Meet: 8:30am, Pierce Mill, 2401 Tilden St NW, Washington, DC
Metro: The closest Metro is Van Ness-UDC.
IMPORTANT: Please do not attend if you have balance problems or you'll have trouble keeping up with the group. No pets or young children. We'll hike at a moderate pace with several stops. Please wear hiking shoes that can safely handle possibly slippery, muddy, and rocky hills.
Bring: Water, a snack, and a fully charged cell phone. Optional: camera and/or binoculars.
All registrants are required to be vaccinated. Please be prepared to provide proof of vaccination on site. If you have recently tested positive or have symptoms, please do not attend this event. If you are ill, please notify us prior to the start of the event, and we will be happy to refund your ticket fees. The Club encourages attendees to wear masks indoors when not eating or drinking, especially when social distance cannot be maintained.