Saturday, September 14, 2013

Instagram Hashtags for Hiking the Southern Wissahickon Gorge

Instagram is an excellent tool for sharing your hiking experiences with others. Below you will find a list of some suggested hashtags to use on today's hike of the #SouthernWissahickonGorge in #NorthwestPhiladelphia.

#LeaveNoTrace - the concept of not disturbing nature, packing in and carrying out
#hiking - a popular outdoor recreation activity that is good for body, mind and spirit
#hikingtrail
#hikeleader
#hikers 
#trails
#OrangeTrail
#YellowTrail
#WissahickonStation – the regional rail station where the hike begins
#TheWissahickon – area where we will be hiking; name derived from Lenapi words
#LeniLenape - the native people who inhabited this land prior to European settlement
#TheWiss – the nickname
#WissahickonGorge – the geographic feature
#WissahickonCreek – the stream that carved the gorge
#WissahickonValleyPark – the park (protected conservation area for recreational use)
#HenryAvenueBridge - two-ribbed, open-spandrel, reinforced concrete arch bridge with one principle span; Official name is #WissahickonMemorialBridge; Nickname is #SuicideBridge
#RittenhouseTown – preserved town, site of the first paper mill in Colonial America
#WalnutLaneBridge - a copy of Pont Adolphe in Luxembourg, this historic bridge was built as part of the #CityBeautifulMovement in Philadelphia during the #Early20thCentury
#MomRinkersRock – named for Revolutionary Patriot and reputed witch, Mom Rinker
#TolerationStatue – a statue of a man dressed in Quaker clothing
#RidgeAvenue
#GypsyAvenue
#LincolnDrive
#ForbiddenDrive – a road through the park where motorized vehicles are not allowed
#WissahickonHall – carriage hotel built in 1849; site is now used as a police station
#LoversLeap
#HermitsCave
#forest 
#forestcanopy
#forestunderstory
#conservation - the act of conserving (protecting) something, such as nature

There are many other aspects of today's hike that you may capture on Instagram during our hike. Please feel free to ask your #hikeleaders for help in creating hashtags so you can share your adventures with your friends and family back home.

Happy hiking!