This group is open to new members by referral only.
As of June 14, 2012 I have changed the name of this group to better reflect its membership and hiking venues. For the first few years the name Central Fairfield County Hikers Meetup Group served well to indicate where the membership was from and where the hiking venues were located. Since then the group has expanded to include members from several states and we hike all over New York and New England.
We welcome nature enthusiasts and hikers of all levels to join the group and to join us for our events. In order to become a member you must be at least 18 years old and will need to have a profile containing at least your first name, the name of the town and state that you live in and a clearly recognizable photo of yourself. This is for safety reasons. If the photo is not clear and recognizable enough for me to know who you are when you attend an event I will reject it. Our events and all photographs for our group are private and are only available to members of the group.
Please do not join this group unless you plan to be an active member and have a positive un-narcissistic attitude. Please do not join this group if you are looking for a singles group. We are a large group of friends who enjoy hiking and spending the day together. If you do not like to do things as a group, this group will not be for you.
Once you are a member, please read the description of the events carefully before you RSVP. The hikes that we organize will vary greatly in difficulty and duration. Our organizers will try to give you a brief description of the venue, difficulty of the venue and the distance and estimated time that the hike may take. Hopefully, this will allow you to decide if the hike will be within your ability level. This is always subject to change at the organizer's discretion due to trail conditions, the makeup of the group, or possibly for other reasons. Sometimes the hikes take longer than predicted so please take this into consideration in your planning. Feel free to email the event organizer with any questions that you may have.
The purpose of this group and the events that we organize are to enjoy hiking, nature and photography with like minded people while we get some healthy exercise and hopefully make some great friends. If this is the recipe that you are looking for, then this group may suit you. This is an everybody group not a singles only group, if that is what you are looking for, please do not join. I did not repeat this by mistake.
We welcome new members - before joining the group please carefully read our NYNEHM Guidelines and RSVP and Attendance Etiquette requirements. By submitting a request to join this group you are agreeing to abide by these requirements and guidelines. These can be found by clicking on the "Pages" tab on the upper portion of the group's home page.
Please note that periodically the membership rolls are expunged of those who have not joined us for a hike in over a year, have not been on our meetup website in over 6 months or have a record of continuously RSVPing for our events and not showing up, simply referred to as a "No Show" We typically have to limit the number of members that can join us for hikes due to logistics and parking issues, so if you take a spot and do not show up you are in effect keeping another member who really wanted to join us from doing so.
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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