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Member Policies

We are really not big into rules, but over the years, we have found a few guidelines necessary. If you sign up for a TRREC event, you are implicitly agreeing to the following:

Non-Active Members
Members who's accounts have not been updated in ~ 6 months are subject to be deleted. You are welcome to re-join as your schedule permits.

Profile Pictures
You must have a recognizable picture of yourself in the profile pictures. It doe's not have to be your main picture. Profile pictures that are intentionally misleading, are subject to having their profiles deleted.

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Events

Events posted on the TRREC website are considered beginning or intermediate level events. We do have advanced events (for example, backpacks on the Appalachian Trail or platform camping paddles) but these are posted on our TRREC Plus: Tougher Trails website and are open only to TRREC members who have successfully completed intermediate level events of a similar nature. The purpose of this separate listing is to make sure participants have the requisite gear and skills, which makes the events safer for everyone.

Paddling and Hiking Wear

Cotton Kills! Cotton Jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, etc. are absolutely inappropriate for paddling and most hiking events. Because this attire puts you and possibly the entire group at risk, you may be turned away from all paddling events and intermediate to advanced level backpacking events if you show up wearing cotton. If you are adverse to man-made fibers, try wool. Additionally, a personal flotation device must be worn at all times while paddling.

Reservation Policy

It helps organizers to know how many people are coming to events. Please be responsible and update your RSVPs when your plans change. Do not sign up for limited-space events unless you are sure you will attend. We keep track of No Shows and Last Minute Cancellations and have been known to remove frequent offenders from limited space events so that others might participate.

Paid Events

Some events have a small reservation fee. Be sure to read the refund policy. Unless otherwise posted, refunds are issued ONLY if the event is cancelled or re-scheduled. Please don't sign up until you are sure you can attend.

Beverage Policy

TRREC events are strictly “bring your own beverage”. Please do not offer or give other members beverages. If other members want a beverage--they will bring their own. Also, since all TRREC events are family-friendly, conspicuous consumption is discouraged: please use a glass or cozy.

Members often go out together to a restaurant after events, but in no case will we re-convene at an establishment whose primary business is serving alcohol.


TRREC has always been a pet friendly group. All of the areas we camp and hike in have rules that require dogs to be on a leash. Please respect these laws, or your dog is not welcome at TRREC events. A well-behaved dog will not mind being on a leash for a few hours. You must clean up after them.

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Letter to Members on TRREC's first Birthday April 7, 2010 2:58 PM anonymous
Member Policies October 22, 2013 12:29 PM anonymous
About Trail and River Rovers of East Carolina (TRREC) October 22, 2013 12:39 PM anonymous

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