Hudson Valley Hikers Pages

Contacts:

Chris Baker ----- hvhikers@gmail.com ---------- cell# 845-546-0085

Dorothy Kucar
Richard Reynolds --------ryanrrr46er@gmail.com------ cell # 845-656-7777
Michael Kelsey------------KelseyADK@yahoo.com



Our Mission:
This is a local group based in the Hudson Valley of NY. Our hikes will range from easy beginner hikes in the Hudson Highlands region in NY to mountaineering trips all over the world. We focus on sharing the joy of wonderful outdoor experiences with a focus on achievement, goal attainment, big huff-and-puff exercise, and the thrill of mountaintop success … with like-minded friends who have experience out there … and to establish long-lasting camaraderie.




Responsibility of all hikers: (YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU)
Hiking and other events organized by this Group are inherently risky and may result in death or serious physical or emotional injury.

Join these hikes (or other events) only at your own risk. The hike organizer and those connected to this group and this website may not be held responsible for the safety or well-being of anyone or their pets who chooses to join these events. By going with us, you agree to research the trip, and send the organizer or others questions as necessary. On the trail, we all care for each other as friends, not as guides or leaders or agents – if you sign up to come, you agree to take primary responsibility for yourself. There are no “liability waivers” or other written agreements to sign. By signing up you agree not to hold anyone responsible if something goes wrong for any reason.



The Group Leads. The Organizer Organizes.

We do not have "trip leaders." There is, however, always an organizer who gives out as much trip event information as possible and practicable on the website event post prior to an event. Nothing replaces the collective wisdom of the group ... especially in the wilderness. We work hard to strengthen our post information and advice to ensure our trip groups are matched for our hikes and that everyone in the group is ready mentally or physically for the hike and that everyone has all relevant facts before the event. As a member you can do your part -- read the post carefully prior to your attendance! If you have questions, suggestions or comments ... email them to your organizer well beforehand.



Hike Preparation
You are solely responsible for researching each event and for selecting and bringing appropriate gear and supplies, including clothing, food and water, to each event. If you have any questions regarding appropriate gear or supplies, please contact the event organizer for the event. You understand that any guidance given by an organizer is done as a courtesy based on the organizer's personal experience and physical capabilities, which may not be the same as yours, and will not hold any organizer liable for guidance provided. You remain responsible for You."


Leave No Trace:

Outdoor skills and ethics --- protect our hiking resources. http://www.lnt.org/pr...



Children:
Children are allowed on hikes or other events at the sole discretion of the event organizer as indicated in the event posting. You are solely responsible for all children under your care.



Identification and Insurance:

We strongly encourage all hikers to bring along identification, medical insurance card and emergency contact names and phone numbers.



Pets:
Domestic pets are allowed on hikes or other events at the sole discretion of the hike organizer as indicated in the hike posting. All pet owners must bring a leash along, in case needed, for the safety of all hikers, other pets and your pet. Pets must be leashed on the request of the event organizer. Pet owners are solely responsible for their pets and their actions. If you are afraid of dogs, and are attending a hike that permits dogs, please advise the hike organizer ASAP, so we can try to accommodate your needs."



Event Updates:
By signing up to an event, you agree to check the event posting often for any updates to the event.



Waits at Trail Junctions:

The group decides where and when to wait up for those behind -- but no one joining us should always count on that -- it's easy for trail junctions to be overlooked. By going with us, you agree to research the trip on your own, know where we are going and how to get back, even if for some unanticipated reason you may wind up having to do that by yourself.



Hike Pace
There is no set pace ... you set your own.

Any hike over 10 miles will not be done as a large group hike, we will leave the parking area together but then split apart as our pace allows us to do so. All hikers are encouraged to hike at a pace they are comfortable with. Please make sure you know the route and can make it out alone if needed. If you have concerns please see the organizer before the hike starts. The organizer will wait at the end of the hike to make sure all hikers complete the hike safely



Attendance and Lateness Policy :

Be on time. At the discretion of the organizer, we may wait 15 minutes only for late attendees that have already signed up for an event.



Group Size:

The group size will be determined based on the hike and the rules of the land we will be hiking on. Hikes fill up fast! Please update your 'YES'- or 'MAYBE' RSVP if your plans change so members on the waiting list can attend the hike.




ADK Hiking:
Any posting hike in the Adirondacks will abide to maximum group size limitations.

• A group size limit of 15 people for day hiking is in place. Any group larger than 15 must split up (by no less than 1 mile) into smaller, self-sufficient groups that satisfy the size requirement. These groups shall not congregate into one large group at trail junctions, rest stops, lunch breaks, etc.

Catskill Hiking:

Any posting hike in the Catskills will abide to maximum group size limitations.

• A group size limit of 12 people for day hiking off-trail or in wilderness areas is in place. Any group larger than 12 must split up (by no less than 1 mile) into smaller, self-sufficient groups that satisfy the size requirement. These groups shall not congregate into one large group at trail junctions, rest stops, lunch breaks, etc.

In all other areas of the Catskills a group size limit of 20 is in place. Groups larger than 20 must split up (by no less than 1 mile) into smaller, self-sufficient groups that satisfy the size requirement. These groups shall not congregate into one large group at trail junctions, rest stops, lunch breaks, etc.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Catskill 3500 Club Tally Sheet May 6, 2014 9:04 PM Dorothy
Everest base camp packing list December 21, 2012 1:59 PM Cepaфин
HUDSON VALLEY HIKER LEGAL DISCLAIMER April 6, 2009 11:49 AM Chris B.
Hiking 101: March 26, 2009 1:45 PM Chris B.
What hiking gear do you really need? March 26, 2009 1:38 PM Chris B.
About Hudson Valley Hikers January 18, 2015 5:46 PM Dorothy

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