A hiking group for beginner and intermediate level hikers. Two levels of hiking - "beginner" and "intermediate", according to your physical abilities and tastes. If you are an experienced hiker with a yen to scramble to the top of the highest peaks or view hiking as a competition (with others or yourself) - this is the wrong Meetup group for you. Our goal is to enjoy ourselves during the hike within a group, stopping when necessary for the slower members to catch up - we are not peakbaggers and want to enjoy the nature surrounding us along the trail. We usually hike in Quebec, with the occasional excursion to Vermont or the Adirondacks. There is no fee for membership but outings are $5/person (payable to the organizer at the meeting point.)
"Beginner": distance up to 10 km, usually categorized as Easy, or Easy/Moderate. Recommended if you are new to hiking, have done some exercise lately and can climb a flight of stairs without difficulty. Hiking shoes or boots required - there can be roots, rocks, mud. Hiking - not strolling!
"Intermediate": Trails are rocky, narrow, change in elevation greater, distance up to 15 km. Recommended for those who have tried the easy hiking and need a bigger challenge or are already in good physical shape because you exercise regularly (i.e. such as running, spinning, racket sports, etc.) - exercise that raises your heatbeat, makes you sweat and keeps your pulse up for 20 minutes or more. Hiking boots required. Usually categorized as Moderate or Moderate/Difficult.
In the winter, the outings will switch to snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. Occasionally, we will organize some non-hiking events such as horseback riding, spa visits, kayaking etc.
Please read "Important Issues", "General Hiking Tips", "Waiting List" and "Co-transportation" on the Message Board before RSVPing to your first event .
This is group hiking with the participants expected to keep within sight of each other. If you prefer to march to the beat of your own drummer - either slow or fast - this Meetup group may not suit you.
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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Sunday, December 29, 2013 8:30 AM
Saturday, February 8, 2014 6:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014 5:00 PM