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Hello hiker!

This hiking group is for nature lovers who would rather spend their weekends in the great outdoors than in the shopping mall. It's open to fit and energetic people over the age of 18. Respect for the environment and each other, friendly, generous and open-mindedness are the prerequisites for becoming a Happy Hiker. Our focus is on "camaraderie on the trail" and safety while having a ton of fun out in the bush — so a sense of humor is a must with us!

***WARNING! — Our calendar is VERY active ALL four seasons and may be beneficial to your health***

'Happy When I'm Hiking' promotes connecting people with nature by getting them outdoors to decrease stress, get fitter, healthier and inspired!

Our vision for 2016 is to create an active group of outdoorsy people who think nothing of hiking at least once a week..for 52 weeks!

Requirements for membership application:

1. Legal name (e.g., Susan J,  Matt B., etc., NOT Xxx123, Aussie1, etc.)

2. A recent clear photo of yourself that identifies you (without sunglasses)

3. All the questions earnestly answered (Yes, instead of y)

4. "Yes" to having read the group rules and that you agree to abide by: http://www.meetup.com/Keep-calm-and-hike/ab...

5. Membership is for ONE PERSON.  You cannot join as a couple or a group.

If any of the above requirements are not met, your membership application will be rejected.

Members who are accepted into our community of hikers are kindly requested to support the groups online presence with a $15  annual contribution. Regular members who are experienced in hiking/kayaking/rock-climbing/rogaining/orienteering are encouraged to host a few events with this group and have the fee waived.

I see this meetup as an opportunity to welcome all walkers and hikers that share a love of the great outdoors. We consider hiking a great way to combine exercise and meet like-minded people who like a bit of a challenge.

We do hikes of many varying levels and each one could require different skills or abilities with the ultimate goal of having a fun and enjoyable experience. Our hikes and other activities are a great way to relieve stress, enjoy some exercise, and “unplug” while enjoying the variety of what Mother Nature has to offer.

As a group, we limit our hikes to small groups for the comfort and consideration of others and to better enjoy the environment. Hiking in large groups is not fun for you or anyone else on the trail or the event hosts. Giving back is important to us and our members and we pledge to practice Leave No Trace (LNT) outdoor ethics.

Our hiking pace varies according to terrain and weather conditions, keeping safety, exercise and enjoyment as guiding principles. How strenuous and how much you are willing to push yourself on a hike is different for everyone and one of the main reasons we try to mix up the hikes offered. While we may sometimes push the group to pick up the pace, we do like to take in the surroundings as well as enjoy the company of the great people who love a challenge!

If you like our approach to hiking, then please join us in the adventure!

Looking forward to meeting you on the trail!

Susan

We're 855 Happy Hikers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:45 PM

    Mt Lofty Night Walks

    6 Happy Hikers attending
  • Friday, September 30, 2016 10:00 AM

    Grampians accommodated weekend with day hikes over AFL Grand Final Weekend

    6 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:30 PM

    An Evening with Laura Waters - Solo Te Araroa Thru-Hiker

    16 Happy Hikers attending
  • Friday, October 7, 2016 8:00 AM

    52 Hikes Challenge

    3 Happy Hikers attending
  • Friday, October 7, 2016 7:00 PM

    Would you like to host a hike?

    6 Happy Hikers attending
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 AM

    Beginner Pack Carry Hike - The Beeripmo Walk

    8 Happy Hikers attending
  • Sunday, October 16, 2016 11:00 AM

    Grand Strzelecki Track - Free BBQ lunch and guided walks

    5 Happy Hikers attending
  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:00 AM

    The Bloody Long Walk 2016 - 35KM Walk Abbotsford to Brighton

    16 Happy Hikers attending
  • Friday, October 28, 2016 7:00 PM

    Training Hike NZ - Pack Carry

    10 Happy Hikers attending
  • Friday, November 4, 2016 8:00 AM

    52 Hikes Challenge

    3 Happy Hikers attending
  • Friday, November 18, 2016 12:00 PM

    Commonground Festival 2016

    4 Happy Hikers attending
  • Friday, November 18, 2016 8:00 PM

    Baw Baw National Park (twilight hike/2 day pack carry)

    12 Happy Hikers attending
  • Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:00 AM

    Major Mitchell Plateau - Training Hike for Larapinta

    4 Happy Hikers attending
  • Friday, December 2, 2016 8:00 AM

    52 Hikes Challenge

    3 Happy Hikers attending
  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 8:30 AM

    Wine Tour & Lunch PLUS Peninsula Hot Springs - Expression of Interest

    10 Happy Hikers attending
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:30 AM

    North West Spur Alpine Nat Park (2 Day Pack Carry)

    2 Happy Hikers attending
  • Sunday, January 8, 2017 4:00 PM

    Routeburn-Caples Tracks, Fiordland, New Zealand

    9 Happy Hikers attending
  • Friday, April 7, 2017 7:00 AM

    Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne 2017 - Get your team together!

    3 Happy Hikers attending
  • Friday, June 9, 2017 7:00 PM

    The Larapinta Trail End2End - A spiritual journey - June 2017

    3 Happy Hikers attending
 
Founded Aug 27, 2013

Organizers:

Susan The Happy Hiker, Tyrone
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