Most hikes will be between 12 to 15 miles with at least 2,000 feet of climbing.
Most of our regular hikers like a 2.6 mph or faster pace (lead hikers are 3 mph+).
We wait for the group at trail junctions and all are free to hike at their own pace. You should be able to hike at least 2.5mph to fit in with our group.
Group is best suited for experienced hikers or people who are in good to great physical condition and interested in adding some hikes to their fitness routine while enjoying our great outdoors.
Please keep in mind that hikes are proposed by the hike initiators, who are ordinary folks who enjoy the outdoors and wish to share their favorite hikes with others. The hike initiators do not necessarily have special leadership or first-aid training, and are not leaders.
Participants release all initiators and other participants from all liability and each hiker is responsible for their own actions.
Bring at least 2 to 3 quarts of water, lunch and snacks. Walking poles also helpful for the steep hills.
Generally rain cancels a hike. Check the website the morning of the hike to make sure there was no last minute change.
Disclaimer: The Organizers in this group are volunteers. We are not professional guides. The sole role of the organizer is to organize the event. Joining the hikes with The Marin and Sonoma Distance Hikers Meetup Group is entirely voluntary. Participants signing up for an event fully understand the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer and Assistant Organizers of the Marin and Sonoma Distance Hikers Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities. Each person who signs up for an event is responsible for their own safety.
It is each hiker's responsibility to ensure that they are sufficiently prepared, fit and healthy to participate in the event. You are expected to bring sufficient water, food, and appropriate clothing, as well as first aid and any other necessary equipment. Hike organizers make no warranties about the quality, safety, or supervision of these activities. By signing for an event, you are accepting all the rules of the event.
IMPORTANT: The organizers are a non-profit group of volunteers. We are NOT responsible for anyone's safety. We are not responsible for any incident during the event. We are NOT responsible for carpool arrangements to the Meetups, or for incidents during carpools.