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Washington Women Outdoors Offers Opportunities to Learn and Improve Outdoor Skills

Learn more about Washington Women Outdoors, which includes hiking, backpacking, bicycling, watersports, rock climbing, caving, skiing and leadership training.

Washington Women Outdoors is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization that offers a complete outdoor skill training program for women. You can help support it by becoming a member. Membership benefits include discounts from non-member fees, free local events, and use of WWO equipment. And, most importantly, you’ll ensure the continuation of one of the oldest all-volunteer women’s outdoor organization in the U.S.

2014 Spring Recreational Tree Climbing (Washington Women Outdoors photo)

2014 Spring Recreational Tree Climbing (Washington Women Outdoors photo)

New members receive a coupon good for one free WWO hike or bike ride. As a member, you can participate in our multiple trip reward program. After every four hiking or biking trips, you receive a fifth hiking or biking trip for free.

Events include hiking, backpacking, bicycling, watersports, rock climbing, caving, skiing and leadership training.

Upcoming event:

Canoe and Overnight Camping on Shenandoah River
Friday-Sunday, September 18-20, 2015
Luray, VA
7:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$90 members, $100 non-members
Level: 20.0 miles
Beginner and above.

This is a unique opportunity for anyone who loves to canoe and camp or is ready to give it a try! To get an early start on the water on Saturday, we will spend Friday night car camping near the in-put spot, paddle approximately 10 miles on Saturday and Sunday enjoying amazing mountain views and abundant wildlife from the river. We will spend Saturday night camping at a primitive backcountry location along the river near the halfway point. This is a great opportunity to test your backpacking and paddling skills!

You should have water shoes or old sneakers, no flip-flops.

Carpooling, meal planning, gear sharing and all other details will be worked out via email the week before the trip. WWO has a limited amount of backpacking equipment to lend, so don’t let a lack of equipment keep you from participating.

Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Find more information here.

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