If it turns out you can't come to an event please be sure to RSVP your cancellation. We'd prefer members to not make an iffy reservation; then cancel at the last minute or not show up. But if plans have to change that's understood.
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The hikes vary in length from five to ten miles (see hike listing for distance), over hilly, rocky and uneven surfaces. Please read the, "Disclaimer" at, http://www.meetup.com/Friends-of-Mt-Tam/messages/boards/thread/465995
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Your passport type photo,first name&last initial are required. If someone goes missing the Ranger will need a name & description. It also allows us to put names&faces together when we meet&helps break the ice.You can join after you post your photo.
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Let the organizer know if you can help out with an upcoming event?Things to help with are; being the hike's Sweep. When the hike leader sees the sweep he knows everyone is still together. Help as the hike's naturalist.
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I love hiking and would like to meet others who enjoy it as we'll
Please bring hiking and to Friends, if you can; your brightest self. At least try! It may not always be easy. To an outdoor group, that wants to attract positive emotion, uplifting people. With a desire to lift themselves up, to the top of a mountain. Bringing a wonderful, forward momentum into our lives. This momentum takes us to higher energetic emotions of joy, excitement, enthusiasm, positive expectations and passionate love of life; its planet and the deep mystery, of what is beyond. The group focuses on the positive aspects of life as we experience it, in this place, through the Seasons, as they pass, on Mt.Tam or elsewhere. We strive for equanimity on the hikes, by acknowledging; it is everyone's right, no matter what their physical capability, to have a positive, outdoor experience, in nature, with the group, by way of a hike. After having a bad day or week and not feeling very positive about things, "Meetup", hike with Friends, and feel better, in community, on a Mountain, getting the mind away from the un-positive; gaining perspective and space in the time here. To lessen what is troubling. Let in Friends, this wonderful land of California, the Californians, our beautiful City; and our nearby Mountain; it’s valleys, hills and the living things here....be magic. All Thanks; to my Friends,sincerely,jordan herrmann[
"Have you read the Group Description & Disclaimer?" By answering Yes this initial question in your application request to join FMT you fully and unconditionally agree that you have read this disclaimer.
The sole role of the organizer is to organize the event. Coming on the events, “Friends of Mt.Tam, Meetup”, group, is entirely at ones own risk and each participants own safety in no way involves or is the responsibility of the Organizer.
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 and the State Park Volunteer, organization called, “Friends of Mt.Tam”, from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the Meetup FMT or FMT State Park Volunteer organization's group activities. Each member, person or guest who RSVPs or comes, for an event, is fully responsible for their own safety.
It is each hiker'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 accepting admittance as a member of this Meetup.com, you are agreeing to the terms above in every respect.
For complete information on the structure of the group, all that we do and our official affiliation with Mt.Tam State Park; go to the Page Tab and review the following: All the Important Details About the Group.