To do our part in the fight against social injustice, the Hike Hive will be hosting a Silent Hike Protest to support the Black Lives Matter initiative. We thought it would be the perfect way to celebrate Juneteenth & show up as a connected community. The hike loop will take place on Forbidden Drive from Valley Green Inn to the Ten Box. This is a flat, multi-use gravel path that parallels the Wissahickon Creek spanning the entire length of the park.
We are ecstatic that Friends of Wissahickon is fully on board with this project. In order to participate in the Hike Protest, you must register and purchase a #HikeHive mask, wear all black everything (tops & bottoms) and respect social distancing rules. Your purchase of this mask will help support 2 black owned businesses & Hike+Heal’s initiative to bring accessible healing to the outdoors. For every mask sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to woman owned non-profit for young women, Make the Distinction. Sales also benefits hospitals, nursing homes and shelters.
You Can Still Support ….
Once we reach capacity, we cannot have any other hiking hunnies attend. However, If you want to support or can’t make it, you can still purchase a mask here to wear & tag us using #Hikehiveprotest
**Please note the reservation process is ONLY for those participating in the Hike Protest. For those that are supporting in spirit, please make sure you are using the “purchase mask here” hyperlink **
Participation will include…
~Check-in 11 am Friday June 19, 2020
~ 11:20 am Welcome from Founder & Healing Hike Host, Brandi Nicole
~11:30 am Warm-up with mindful movement led by Hike Hive Hunny & yoga instructor, Dominique Troy
~11:45 am Guided 6 mile hike (just under 2 hours)
~2pm Closing meditation led by Hike Hive Hunny & mindfulness master, Jazman Dobson
~ Masks will be shipped to you directly, pre-washed with filters included. If you are participating in the Hike Protest, please make sure that your mask order is placed before 12:00 pm Wednesday June 17th and fill out the comment section of your order indicating “Attending Hike Protest”. Masks will continue to be available for purchase after the hike protest conclusion.
~Be sure to use facilities before leaving your home (park restrooms are currently closed due to COVID)
~Have water, hand sanitizer, and a hearty snack handy
~Bring a small towel if you plan to take a seated meditation
~Abide by all park rules & hike helpers who will enforce social distancing
~We are a hugging hive, however please hold the hugs for now…promise we will all hug again!
~To respect the Wissahickon, please refrain from chanting and loud conversations. We want to ensure that all can soak up the sounds of nature while quietly holding healing conversations during our hike.
~Please reach out with any questions via email email@example.com