This group is intended to be an open network of mostly experienced backpackers, of the boomer age (you can use your own definition, but 45 to 60 plus or minus is my concept). Generally trips should be moderately paced, 6 to 8 miles a day, up to 1500 feet of gain. Everyone in the group is welcome to organize a trip, and the settings for the group allow anyone to do that. So, if you have a trailhead reservation and want some companions, feel free to post a trip.
A few suggested groundrules. First, be safe. Only organize or join a trip that is within your skill level and be ready to change or abandon your plans if weather or other conditions demand it. Also, unless otherwise understood with the trip organizer, everyone should plan on being self sufficient (equipment, food, transport, etc.). Be on time - this includes knowing where you are going and not getting lost on the way to the trailhead, and allowing some contingency time for traffic, etc. It is much more fun to hang out in camp than in the parking lot at the trailhead. Generally, we will apply a 15 minute rule (organizers will only wait 15 minutes after the appointed time before leaving, unless other arrangements have been made). Even better, show up a bit early.
Joining trips in this group is entirely voluntary and participants signing up for this activity fully understand the risks associated with the activity. It is each participant’s responsibility to ensure that s/he, and his/her guest(s), is/are in sufficient fitness and health to participate in this trip and be prepared with the appropriate water, food, clothing, equipment, supplies and first aid.Please provide organizers with an “In Case of Emergency” (ICE) Contact.
Group Organizers and Trip Host(s) make no warranties about the quality, safety, or supervision of these activities. By signing up for any events, you are accepting all the rules of this Trip and the Campground and/or Facility.