ADVENTURING: A DC-based Gay and Lesbian Outdoor Group

Calendar of All Trips (Click on for Details)

  Date(s) Trip Title Leader Phone

Apr 20 (Sun) C&O Canal Hike: Great Falls-Pennyfield Lock Craig (202) 462-0535

Apr 26 (Sat) Announcement: Spring Potluck Social John C. 703-914-1439

Apr 26 (Sat) Cedarville State Forest Hike Eric D. (202) 462-0535

Apr 27 (Sun) The Great Washington Loop Bike Ride Jerry C. 703-920-6871

May 04 (Sun) Hoover Camp/Adventuring's 35th Anniversary Hike Pete; Craig (703) 525-7680; (202) 462-0535

May 04 (Sun) DC CCW Loop Ride Keith B (703) 859-0268

Jun 07 (Sat) Gambrill State Park Hike John D. (240) 654-9897

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April 19 Brunch@Freddie's+Walking Tour
And now for something completely different - Adventuring is having a brunch event combined with our most urban hike - ever! You are invited to come to one or both of these events.

First the Brunch
We plan to gather from 11am to 1 p.m. at Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant, 555 23rd St. South, Arlington 22202. Map
( Freddie’s has graciously reserved one side of the patio for Adventuring. When you arrive, simply ask to be directed to the Adventuring delegation. Adventuring event leader TJ Flavell will be glad to introduce you to others. No reservation required, but an RSVP is appreciated however so that he can give Freddie's a headcount.

Then the Walking Tour
Beginning at 1 p.m. (sharp) at Freddie's, TJ will lead a 3-mile low-impact scenic walking tour of the Crystal City Underground followed by a stroll to Pentagon City, where you may go shopping on your own or readily board Metro. For those of you who drove to Freddie's, the walking tour will officially conclude at Freddie's around 2:45 p.m., after a stroll past Virginia Highlands Park. There will be no trip fees for this walking tour.

Brunch and Walking Tour Leader: TJ Flavell
Phone: (202) 642-4072
What to Wear: Footwear ideal for Walking, sunglasses
Other things to Bring: Water bottle, camera to share tour photos on social media

Freddie’s is Metro-accessible. Crystal City Metro is the closest Metro stop. When you arrive and exit the fare card reader, go up the first escalator and enter the glass doors on your left. Follow the signs and walk through the underground shops to 23rd St, turn right and cross Eads and walk about a block up. Freddie's is on the right. Look for rainbow flags.

Pick the Place—Set the Pace—Be the Face
Have you ever wanted to be the one who decides where Adventuring goes? Have you ever thought, “I would like to set the pace?” Have you thought, “More people like me should be on this trip.” Become a Trip Leader, and you can pick the place, set the pace AND be the new face of Adventuring!

Adventuring’s volunteer Trip Leaders hone leadership skills while having fun with friends. Trip Leaders share practical tips with each other while serving Adventuring’s unique mission—opening up the Great Outdoors to the LGBT community!

Becoming a Trip Leader is easy and free. Contact the Program Coordinator in your area of interest listed at , or simply contact Keith Bennett at You can also contact any one on our Operations Committee listed at

Adventuring will pair you with a current Trip Leader with similar interests, and the two of you will plan and conduct your first Adventure together. Once you are comfortable with the process—then you get to pick the place, set the pace and be the new face of Adventuring!

Team DC Promotes LGBT Sports in DC Area
Team DC is a charitable organization providing information on the many LGBT sports and recreation groups in the Washington DC area, educating the LGBT community on the benefits of individual and team sports participation, and working within the broader community to dispel discrimination against LGBT people participating in sports. You can subscribe to their Sportsgram or find out more about LGBT sports and recreation in the DC area by visiting the Team DC website:

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