We are closing out #Blackhikersweek locally here in St. Louis with a 4 mile family friendly hike! Black Health Matters and we can make a difference in the lives of ourselves, friends and family! #Blackhealthmatters
Location: Don Robinson State Park
Trail: Sandstone Canyon Trail- Beginner/intermediate 3.9 miles
Time: Meet up at 8am for Checkin, Introductions at 8:30am, Start hiking immediately after
Address: To find the exact location of the trail head you will want to download the “All Trails app and use search “Don Robinson State Park Sandstone Canyon Trail” and use the direction feature from the app.
Cost: $12 with lunch or free with no lunch
Tshirts: Blackpeoplewhohike Tshirts will be available for sale $20 cash or cashapp $Blackpeoplewhohike. First come first serve
Blackhealthmatters: We encourage you to make your own #blackhealthmatters themed handheld sign to bring along!
Space is Limited to first 40 people to sign up -Everyone must register
Arriving Late. Please look up the location of the park the night before and allow yourself plenty of time to get there the morning of. We will not hold the group up waiting on people. If you arrive late it will be your responsibility to catch up to the rest of the group.
What to wear: comfortable breathable athletic clothing, avoid jeans, a hat, comfortable shoes(hiking shoes/boots or sneakers with good traction is important- and they will get dirty)
What to bring: a mask, hand sanitizer, a rain jacket or backup poncho, water, bug spray and sunscreen. Light snacks and a backpack to hold everything. An extra change of clothes, shoes and socks to keep in your car in case it is muddy. Additionally, a towel and wet wipes may be helpful.
How to Avoid bugs: It is bug and tick season and therefore bug spray and a hat are 100% necessary. Ticks are known to fall from trees and and mosquitos are out. Walmart sells natural deet free bug spray, the brand is repel. You will want to apply every 2-3 hours
Social Distancing: Please bring a mask, avoid physical contact with one another, keep your distance, wash your hands before and after attending, back hand sanitizer. To ensure safe social distancing practices we will not allow any more than 40 people to attend. Registration will close once 40 is reached.
Weather: There is a chance of rain on Saturday with a high of 82 and low of 71 degrees. The hike will take place rain or shine an will only be canceled if severe thunderstorms
Lunch: We offer lunch as ticket option when you register but the lunch option registration expires at 2pm today. Lunch is catered by 12oh7 Herban Eatery and will be chicken caesar wraps and pasta salad. Regardless of if you order lunch, it is very important to pack light snacks.
What to Expect: The trail we are hiking is 3.9 miles with an elevation gain of 498 ft. It should take about 2.5-3 hours and we should wrap up around 12:30pm. Throughout the hike we will stop for photos and rest breaks. There is a restroom on site. Please use it when you arrive. Once we start the trail there is no bathrooms. Is it possible that some areas of the trail may be muddy and dirty. Please dress accordingly. The trail is one big loop and will take us back to where we first started. Once we start the hike you will not have the opportunity to go back to your car to we finish.
The environment: These hikes are meant to be relaxing, therapeutic, but physically challenging. We encourage being adventurous and having fun but we also encourage safety and respect for others. On this particular hike we will have people of all ages and we welcome friendly dogs on a leash as well.
Waiver: @Blackpeoplewhohike is a group of friends and perspective friends who enjoy hiking and other activities together. It is not a professional event planning or guide service that assumes any responsibility for your safety.You will be required to sign a waiver on site.
About Us: @blackpeoplewhohike was created to inspire people of color to step out of their comfort zones and get active outside! We meet every Sunday morning at a different location in the St. Louis area. Current Sunday Funday activities have included hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and hot yoga! Future Sunday Funday actives include bicycling, skiing and zip lining. We have new people that join each week who are new to these various activities and we welcome that! This group is all about new experiences! We are on Instagram at @blackpeoplewhohike. If you are not already following us, please do so here! @Blackpeoplewhohike You can also follow us on Facebook here @Blackpeoplewhohike !
Don Robinson State Park
9275 Byrnesville Rd
House Springs, Missouri 63051, United States (US)
Sat, Jun 27, 2020, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm CT