Many of our hikes are rated strenuous or difficult. Which of the following terms would best describe your physical fitness level and hiking experience? Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced? (Non-athletic Hiking Beginners beware--events can be tough)
To maintain the Meetup site, the Organizer must pay monthly dues. From time to time, the Organizer will ask for a $1 donation at an event. Are you willing to at least occasionally donate one cash dollar?
We encourage carpooling as most of our adventures require long-distance driving. If you are a passenger in a carpool, are you willing to contribute fairly to the driver for the expense of fuel and vehicle usage?
What is the one hiking location in Tennessee, in the Southeast, or outside of the immediate region that you enjoy most and why?
I can't play favorites, there are too many places I have yet to hike!
RSVP with integrity. If plans change, then change your RSVP. If you RSVP "Yes" but don't show, you have blocked someone on the Wait List. Repeated abuse of RSVP may result in your removal from the GO list in the future.Do you accept the RSVP policy?
Love to hike and looking to broaden my opportunities.
Ask yourself: Why do I want to join a Hiking Group?If you are a hiking beginner who wants to routinely circle a smooth Lake trail and attend monthly Pub gatherings to socialize with the same like-minded residents, then may I suggest visiting my friends athttp://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/.
If you are a hiker who wants to stretch yourself as an explorer, leave the established trail, scramble or hop the occasional boulder, travel to scenic parts unknown, and doesn't mind getting a little dirty or scratched up...then P.A.T. is the group for you.
If you are still interested then check out this group for adventures in hiking, caving, backpacking, rappelling canyoneering, whitewater, kayaking, camping...and the occasional roller coaster ride. This is not a group comprised of Superheroes---we just like to push and challenge each other. We originate from Tennessee but we travel the southeast for outdoor fun: Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama, North Carolina,...and explore great locations far and wide such as Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada, and the scenic sites of Southern Utah. The established trail is only the starting point. This is one group that likes to explore the unadvertised terrain as much if not more than the well-trodden path.