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Texas - Earth Day Trail Cleanup

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Hester Lam!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Oak Cliff Nature Preserve
Trail Rating: GREEN - Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM Sharp
Distance: 6.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 344 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/oak-cliff-nature-preserve-trail
Water Required: 2 Litres (Camelbak or equivalent preferred)

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: None
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 32.714330 -96.865795
Trailhead Address: 2875 Pierce St Dallas, TX 75233
Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/32°42'51.6%22N+96°51'56.9%22W/@32.7113516,-96.869007,15.08z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d32.71433!4d-96.865795
Kids: Must be at least 10. Please fill out a waiver for your child.
Men: Yes, must fill out a waiver.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver 

In honor of Earth Day on Monday (April 22), let’s show Mother Earth some love by cleaning up the trails a bit! Last year, we went to Oak Cliff Preserve and noticed it was a bit trashier than most of the DFW trails so let’s give back in honor of Earth Day and make the trails more pleasant for other hikers!

I’ll bring trash bags and disposable gloves and lots of handsanitizer; however, feel free to bring additional bags/ gloves/ sanitizer just in case :)

Based on the cleanup nature of this hike, I’m going to request no small children or dogs. If you would like to bring an older child and educate them on the importance of Leave No Trace, I will happily support you! Or if you’d like to bring along a guy, that’s great as well – the more trail volunteers the better. Please make sure they sign the waiver/ you sign a waiver for your minor.

If you have a Camelbak or equivalent, that would probably be the best for your water so you do not have to touch your bottle with dirty hands.

Additional trail information is located here: http://dfwtrailguide.com/places/united-states/texas/dallas/trails/oak-cliff-nature-preserve/. However, the trail loops and crosses over itself and we may be going a little off trail to pick up trash (not far enough to get lost)!

Additional note: this is a DORBA trail. As such, be aware of your surroundings and yield to the mountain bikers!

Side note: Cover picture is not mine. Obtained from 99covers

Earlier Event: April 20
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Later Event: April 20
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