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Fat Girls Hiking, Oregon: Winter Retreat

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Hoodland Thriftway

68280 US-26

Welches, OR 97067

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Join FGH Oregon for our Winter Weekend Retreat!

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Fat Girls Hiking's Adventure Club is heading to the Mount Hood National Forest for our 4th annual winter weekend retreat! 11 of us will spend 3 nights in a cozy home in Mt. Hood Village (there's a hot tub & fireplace!), cosmic tubing, hiking, crafts, journaling, games/karaoke in the evenings, meals provided (but BYOB & snacks!)

We will focus on self care, community, body liberation and connecting to ourselves, each other and nature!

PLEASE READ THROUGH before registering for this event!

When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 (after 4pm) –Sunday, January 26, 2020 (until 11am)

Where: Mt. Hood Village, Oregon. About 1 hour drive from Portland metro area. Closest airport is PDX. We will assist with connecting folks to carpools if needed.

Who: The winter weekend retreat is lead by FGH founder, Summer. This event is open to folks of all sizes + genders. Read the guidelines below for more info.

Dogs: Not permitted in the house.

Kids: Welcomed in one of our private queen rooms. All activities are kid-friendly!

The weekend starts Thursday evening! Arrive at the house after 4pm to settle in & get to know everyone. Friday morning we will have a few crafts for folks to work on. Friday afternoon we will have some fun activities at the house (TBA). Friday night is Cosmic Tubing at Government Camp or an activity at the house! Saturday morning we will have breakfast & head to a nearby hike. Saturday afternoon we will head to the historic Timberline Lodge for views of Mt. Hood with some journaling/writing prompts (there’s a big fireplace + optional beverages). Saturday evening we can play board games, watch movies, soak in the hot tub or do living room karaoke. Sunday morning we will have breakfast & clean/pack up.

****PLEASE NOTE****Review the information below to ensure you‘re familiar with our community guidelines:

Fat Girls Hiking a safer space for fat folks and people who live in marginalized identities. We don’t allow any weight loss talk, diet talk or body shaming at any of our events or hikes.

Kids of all ages are welcome (unless noted, typically if there are unsafe conditions that wouldn’t be good for kids, this will be noted in the event description above.)

Dogs are allowed (unless the area where the hike is located doesn’t allow them, typically wildlife refuges or natural conservation areas, this will be noted in the event description above.)

We are inclusive to all genders, all sizes & abilities. We love when non-fat allies show up for us!

We go at the pace of the slowest hiker with NO shame! We lead hikes from the back, so the slowest folks receive the most support from hike leaders.

We are inclusive to queer folks, transgender folks, gender non-conforming folks, feminists, fat folks, people of color & all marginalized people.

Be mindful of gender pronouns! Don’t assume someone’s pronoun by their appearance. Every group hike starts with intros that include everyone stating their name & pronoun!

For more info read the Fat Girls Hiking mission: https://fatgirlshiking.com

Please make sure that these guidelines will meet your expectations when you are participating in the Fat Girls Hiking community in person or online.

The House: A 3 bed room, 2 bathroom home in Mt. Hood Village. One bedroom is on the second floor, there are about 4 steps to a landing with 10 additional steps to the 2nd floor bedroom with 6 full size beds. The second bedroom has a queen size bed (must be reserved for 2 people), has an attached bathroom and is adjacent to the deck where the hot tub is located. The third bedroom has a queen size bed (must be reserved for 2 people) and is spacious with a deck overlooking the hot tub on the 2nd floor. If you would like to reserve one of the queen size bedrooms for 2 people, please let us know. The Queen bedrooms must be shared with 2 people and cost an extra $25 per person. The home has a hot tub outside! There is a fireplace, tv, wifi, washer/dryer and parking available. The house is a 1 hour drive from Portland & 20-30 minute drive to cosmic tubing, hiking trails and other activities.

Crafts: You can bring your own craft projects to work on or learn how to do some of the crafts we’ve provided.

Journaling/Writing: Bring a notebook/writing utensils for a few opportunities to journal/write with prompts provided + the option to share/discuss what you’ve written.

Cosmic Tubing: Cosmic Tubing is at night with colorful club lights, lasers and disco balls to light the way! There's a conveyor belt to take you + your tube to the top of the hill and a DJ playing dance/hip hop music. There's a warming hut with bathrooms, food, drinks. We will have a 2 hour time slot on Friday night.

Hiking: Saturday morning we'll head to a short flat hike through old growth forest near the house on the Salmon River. We will determine the length of the hike as a group!

Food: Thursday night dinner will not be provided, eat before arriving at the house or bring something to eat. Breakfasts will be oatmeal, eggs, toast/bagels, fruit & coffee. Lunch is deli sandwiches, snacks, fruit, veggies. Dinners are pizza, pasta & salad! Please let me know if you have any dietary restrictions (vegan/veggie/gluten-free, etc). Please bring your own snacks & beverages. Alcohol is permitted but please be responsible and respectful with your consumption.

Cost: $350-$375

$350 per person–Full size bed in a shared room.

$375 per person–Queen bed in a private room.

Queen rooms must be reserved for 2 people when registering.

If you would like to bring your kiddo & you’ve reserved one of the queen rooms, there is an additional $100 fee to cover costs.

These prices include the cost of lodging, 3 meals on Friday / Saturday & Sunday breakfast and all activities.

To register for the Winter Retreat: There is a (transferable but non refundable)

$150 deposit required. Before Registering on Eventbrite, send deposit to Venmo @fatgirlshiking or CashApp $sumrlovin. The remaining balance of $200 or $225 is due December 20. This ensures that we are able to cover our costs for the weekend.

What to Bring: Warm clothing/outerwear/footwear for snowy activities, swim wear for hot tub, your special pillow, snacks/beverages, crafts, board games, a notebook and any other self care items you might need for the weekend. The house has a VCR/DVD player so bring some movies!

Land Acknowledgement: This event takes place on the ancestral territories of the Chinook nations. Fat Girls Hiking acknowledges that we may be guests, settlers & immigrants to this land. We recognize that outdoor recreation is rooted in colonialism and commit ourselves to undoing these dynamics while we’re on the trail.

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