Charging for Events seems to be misunderstood. It takes hard work to have a great Event. From initial planning and write-ups, map, directions, photos and managing things up until the start of the Event. Then leading the Event to make it a great one.
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The hikes vary in length from five to 8.5 miles (see hike Event listing for distance), over hilly, rocky and uneven surfaces. Sorry we don't take guests. Instead of coming as a guest we simply ask that they become a member of the Meetup.
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It is good to post a passport type photo, first name and last initial. Could be helpful, when who knows, to have a name and what someone looks like. It also allows us to put names and faces together when we meet. (Helps break the ice.)
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The yearly cost for this Meetup web site is $180. Small amounts are charged to offset expenses and be sustainable. It takes hard work to have a great Event. (Answers to Hiking FAQs can be found under the "Pages" tab above.)
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Our Events leave on time. Coming late will result in missing the Event. It's impolite to cause those who come on time to wait for latecomers.
Welcome to Hiking Mt.Tam and the North Berkeley Hills Hikes
The group focuses on getting to know California better as well as one another. Through a community that enjoys outdoor recreational activities; hiking, walking tours, attending festivals, fairs, concerts, dining out, and hiking through the Seasons on Mt.Tamalpais and the North Berkeley Hills.
We strive for equanimity; to give everyone a happy activity experience, in a beautiful place.
Hike with Friends, in community, on a Mountain. Get some exercise, gain perspective and relaxation, in the moment, out hiking and in other activities.
Let this Land, the Waters around it, the nearby Mountains and Hills...be magic.
For those working hard, entering or re-entering, to earn a living. Looking for community by: Networking, Socializing, Getting Outside, Working Out, De-Stressing and in these, finding peacefulness and happiness.
* What members can expect: (Typical Meetup Events/Activities.)
Members will find the following Events to chose from:
• Hikes of five to 8.5 miles in beautiful, natural areas around San Francisco. Including themed, interpretive hikes. (Wildflowers, Geology, Cultural & Natural History)
• Guided - Historic, Heritage, Architectural tours, in and around Berkeley, including the Campus.
• Landscape and Night Sky Photography shoots.
• Weekend and Weekday (Usually Wednesday) Sunset walks.
• Visits to the San Francisco Zen Center's, Green Gulch Farm and Zendo. Dharma talk and vegetarian lunch.
• Meditation hikes-walking meditation
• Visits to the Slide Ocean Ranch/ Farm.
• Attend the Mt.Tam outdoor Astronomy Programs
• Attend the SF Mime Troup performances
• Attend the yearly UC, Fall Free for All
• Rent kayaks for kayaking Bolinas Lagoon
• Provide guided tour of Golden Gate Park
• Find interesting places outside the immediate SF Bay Area
Come out and get to know who and what is out there.
Taking care of the legal side of things now, please read the following:
Participants in an event fully understand the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer and any Assistant Organizers from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the Meetup group activities. Each member, person or guest who RSVPs or comes, for an event, is fully responsible for their own safety.
It is each one's responsibility to ensure that they are sufficiently prepared, fit and healthy to participate in the event, understanding that these are physically demanding activities. Footing and walking surfaces will be uneven, rocky, root covered, steeply uphill and/or downhill. You are expected to bring sufficient footwear, water, food, and appropriate clothing, as well as first aid and any other necessary equipment.
Hike organizers make no warranties about the quality, safety, or supervision of these activities. By coming on an event, you warrant that you have read and understand and are accepting all of the above and the transportation that may be involved below.
IMPORTANT: Event organizers are NOT responsible for anyone's safety. We are not responsible for any vehicle involved incident during the event. We are NOT responsible for carpool arrangements to the Meetups, or for any accidents during carpools or while riding in a carpool, public or shared or private transportation arrangements of any kind and the injuries that may occur during transportation, to, during or from and after an event.
By joining as a member and/or attending an event offered by this Meetup, you are agreeing to the terms above in every respect.