This is a local group based in the Burlington, VT area. We hike, camp, backpack and snowshoe around VT and occasionally in the Adirondacks or the White Mountains. Hiking is an enjoyable outdoor activity; some like it for the kind of exercise it offers, others like it because it gets them outside and in the woods. Please check with the organizer and/or assistant organizers with regards to our dog policy. We set up various hikes/adventures that vary in their difficulty - they range from easy, intermediate, to advanced so that everyone can enjoy the fresh air on the trails or in the mountains.
Many of our members enjoy other outdoor activities such as kayaking, biking, climbing, etc. Any activity suggestions are most welcome. Please go to the ideas pull down menu and post your ideas!
Responsibilities of all hikers:
Vermont Trail Trekkers! Hiker LEGAL DISCLAIMER
Waiver of liability You agree when you sign up for this group and any hikes/events that you have read and understand the following information:
Everyone who has signed up for this meetup group should be aware that there are risks involved with any outdoor activities. When you sign up for Meetup.com, all members of Meetup must agree to their Terms of Service. Section 5.2 specifically releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gathering. Needless to say, we'd like everyone to have a safe and fun experience while taking part in our events. Join our events at your own risk.
The organizers and/or assistant organizers and those connected to this group and this meetup's website may not be held responsible for the safety or well-being of anyone (or their pets) who chooses to join these outdoor activity events voluntarily. The meetup group is a volunteer organization. This meetup group does not provide liability insurance for the protection of individuals who may participate in the events planned by Organizer or Assistant Organizers.
This release extends and applies to, as well as covers and includes, all unknowns, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability. Organizers and/or Assistant Organizers help you as your friends. There are no leaders on these hikes. You are your own leader.
Be familiar with the event plans. Do your own homework as to where you go, and which trail paths to take, and be prepared before you join the activity event. The organizer and assistant organizers try to write event descriptions as detailed as possible. Here are some tips for your information and reference:
* Hiking and Camping Tips
* Hiking Safety Tips
* Hiking Checklist
(including First Aid Checklist)
* What to Wear while Hiking
The 10 essentials for Day Hiking:
1. Extra food
2. Extra water
3. Extra clothing (fleece, hat, mittens at high elevation, waterproof jacket with hood, etc.)
4. Map of the area
5. Compass (or GPS)
6. Flashlight and extra batteries
8. Fire-making items
9. First aid kit
10. Sun protection
If you have any questions regarding events, please contact the Organizer or Assistant Organizer of the event. Happy Hiking!