14'er trip

From: Derrick
Sent on: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:06 PM

The 14'er trip is drawing near. My first attempt at opening this trip was a failure. I suppose people don't understand the amount of time it takes to plan a trip like this for a group. So I have closed off the RSVP's. If you want to attend this trip and are 100% on going, email me. We will begin our communication through email and then I will add you to the list.  I require that you hike with me one time before going and we can always plan a day hike to do so. I should be able to host a few day hikes for people who want to train with me or just want a day hike.We will have a meeting about a week or two before the trip. Here we will go over routes, gear, carpools, and anything else that might need discussing.

I have set the RSVP limit to 10 and it will not be raised. If someone does not show up or backs out before the trip without communicating with me, I will not allow that person on one of my trips in the future. As i mentioned before a trip of this difficulty and traveling distance takes a lot of time to plan. Please take it serious.

14'ers can be very dangerous. This is not a trip intended for beginners. We will start as early as needed. We will be off peaks before noon. We take the lightning risk very seriously. Elevation sickness is always a risk. This is not a trip to see how a body part is holding up after surgery or other medical mishaps. You don't need to be in Olympic shape for a trip like this but your body needs to work. Consider all this before signing up. Make sure and get to high elevation before heading to these mountains. 14'ers are very beautiful and rewarding. They are definitely worth the workout.

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