Information You Should Read For Outdoor Activities

Please Read This Information for Your Safety Before You RSVP Yes to Outdoor Activities

We want everyone to have a safe and fun time on our outdoor walks/hikes. However, your personal safety is your responsibility. Be aware that Meetup.com's terms of service agreement specifically says that members join any and all meetups at their own risk and cannot hold meetup.com or its organizers and other members liable for damages.

It is important that you have an accurate understanding of your own fitness level. Don't try to do more than you can handle. While park provided hike distances, elevations, and trail conditions are listed, the actual numbers cannot be guaranteed due to outdated maps or inaccurate published information.

This means that if you would like to join us, it is your responsibility to read the meetup description and come prepared with what you need. Use common sense based on the weather when dressing and wear appropriate footwear. Also, consider bringing water and snacks, especially if you will be hiking several miles.

This link is a resource for more information on the essentials: http://www.rei.com/le...

Lastly, you should have an ID card on you. The idea here is that if anything happens to you while you're out on the trail and someone needs to give information to paramedics for you, they would be able to find this ID card and help you get professional help right away. Here are recommended things to include:

INFORMATION ABOUT YOU:
First Name, Last Name
City and State

INFO for the PARAMEDICS or HOSPITALS:
Date of Birth (many hospitals require this before they'll treat a patient)
Special Conditions or Allergies: diabetic, allergic to penicillin, pacemaker, asthma, etc

INFO for your LOVED ONES:
Local Emergency Contact Name
Local Emergency Contact Number

OUTDOOR EVENT CONDUCT:

Outdoor environments are fragile and special care needs to be taken to ensure that they are protected:

• Do not do anything illegal or do anything against park/trail rules.

• Stay on the marked trails at all times. Off-trail wilderness scars easily and can take years to recover.

• Please do not litter. There is no one to clean up after you.

• To protect our environment we would appreciate if a policy of "whatever you bring in - you take out" was followed.

• Do not pick any plant, or disturb or kill any animal or remove or disfigure any biological, archaeological or geological material.

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