The California Backpacking Club is a small and private group of friends.
Acceptance into CBC involves a slightly more rigid vetting process than most backpacking/hiking Meetups.
Tips to help streamline your acceptance into CBC: Read and answer every profile section completely. If you know another CBC member, tell us who. If we don't know you, temporarily unblock your meetup profile privacy setting when applying. We are generally fast when processing properly completed applications. Choose the right profile picture clearly showing your face when applying. If you are brand new to Meetup or backpacking in general, please let us know a little more about yourself by sending us an email after requesting to join. Applicants with current Event Host/ Organizer experience in Physical Outdoor Events that wish to conduct their own events at CBC are encouraged to join and will be given priority processing.
We strive for an "all core" membership at CBC.
Please maintain a profile photograph that is recent and clearly shows your face.
You must have arranged a ride to the meetup location prior to RSVPing
-As a general rule of thumb, we do not coordinate carpooling nor permit unsolicited requests for a rides towards other members already signed up for an event. Members who are offering up carpool situations will proactively post an offer instead. We may from time to time help stimulate conversation in support of someone who would either like to provide their vehicle or ride with someone who is offering up a carpool situation.
"No Shows" are removed from the club on the first offense. We do not offer warnings.
The events offered by CBC are designed and carefully managed by and for only the most discerning adventure trekkers who demand unique, well planned and executed events in exchange for their responsible and frequent participation and contribution to the club and it's events. We welcome all those wanting to adventure trek regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation to apply.
• Sierra Nevada Mountain Range Treks:
• Coastal Backpacking Adventures:
• Canyon Country and Desert Treks:
• Localized Bay Area Backpacking Adventures:
• Off the Beaten Path:
Legal Disclaimer and Release of Liability
CBC (California Backpacking Club) is not a company, but a co-op of friends who share the same passion of adventure trekking together. We do not certify the qualifications of the organizers or any of our members who lead or participate in these events. We may, however, solicit the services of professionals on many of our events.
Some trips will be more physically demanding than others. Only you know how much you can handle, so make sure you have read the complete trip description and are fully aware of the the physical requirements before you sign up, or you might be putting yourself and others into a dangerous situation. Should you have questions about the physical requirements of the trip, please contact the event organizer. By signing up and participating in any events posted by this group, you represent that you are qualified, in good health and in proper physical condition to participate in the event. If you are at all unsure of your physical abilities for an event, you agree to not participate. Periodically, we may ask for a full disclosure in advance of attending a trip if you suffer from any medical condition, physical disability or are currently suffering from any physical ailment or injury resulting in limitations of the feet, toes, back, spine, hips, knees, shoulders, neck, joints etc., that may hinder your ability to complete a trip on your own power or may become inflamed or easily re-injured during the normal and anticipated physical "wear and tear" conducive to and as described in the trip description.
ACCEPTANCE OF RISK
As a participant in any of the organized meetups posted on this website, participant acknowledges that the nature of the event is adventurous and may involve a significant amount of personal risk. The participant hereby assumes all such risk and does hereby release the group and any of it's organizers from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages, financial loss or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks.
When CBC charges for an event, this is between you and the Event Organizer and/or Group Management, or between you and the direct company charging the fees. Also, there may periodically be members and or sponsor companies who post ideas/suggestions or announcements for non official events or services and solicit money for these things. These solicitations are not associated with the Event Organizers or the Group Management, so please pay at your own discretion. CBC is not responsible for any possible monetary losses or financial disagreement. For information on official pay event refunds and policy, please see the page on CBC Member Rules and Regulations. http://www.meetup.com...
You understand that this group of Meetup.com may, from time to time, take photographic, digital or video images of event participants for advertising purposes. You hereby agree to allow this group of Meetup.com to use those images for that purpose without expectation of privacy or renumeration.
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