#OptOutside on Black Friday: Hike to the Upper Valley
Join DHC as we follow the example set by our partners at REI and #OptOutside on Black Friday. Instead of participating in unnecessary consumer culture, join something bigger than yourself and come appreciate the natural world around us.
This year, the #OptOutside concept is taking a more direct approach to counteract consumerism with the new #Opt to Act movement. So while you're on the trail, bring gloves and a trash bag and together we'll practice good land stewardship by cleaning up our protected natural areas. REI reusable water bottles will be given out as prizes!
Meet at the Stevens Creek Trailhead at 9102 S Stevens Creek Rd off of the Palouse Highway. The hike will begin at 1 pm and end at roughly 4 pm. The terrain can be difficult at times, and hiking poles are strongly recommended. Bring water, trash bags, and a snack. Dress appropriately for the weather. Dogs are allowed on leash.
Event is free, but please register so we know how many to expect
Note: Events like these are very popular and generally have people on the waiting list. If you register and cannot attend, please let us know ASAP so someone else can have your spot. Email Isobel at email@example.com
Winter Solstice Glow Hike
from 8th Ave trailhead
Dec. 21st 6-8 pm
Join Rick Severn, DHC Education Chair and board member to celebrate the Winter Solstice with this leisurely ramble to Nimbus Knob.
We'll start at the 8th Ave Trailhead (7500E 8th Ave.) to the Dishman Hills Natural Area. Enjoy the light show that is Spokane and Spokane Valley while learning about the history of the Dishman Hills. We will be walking in the dark on the longest night of the year, so bring plenty of light to illuminate your way. Be prepared for a variety of trail surfaces and conditions on this 2 mile moderately difficult ramble. Elev. gain 340 ft. Hiking poles, microspikes or YakTraks along with snacks, water and other essentials are the hikers responsibility. Suitable for children able to hike 2 mi. unassisted at a leisurely pace. A map will be provided.
Since winter can bring extreme conditions, trip leaders will decide IF cancellation is warranted and if so, will notify registrants by 6 am the previous morning to the hike. So, check your emails the day prior to the scheduled hike.
Free, but please register so we know how many to expect