HikeMania is a hiking group set up for friendly, fun loving, drama free adults who are interested in exploring San Diego & vicinity in the cheerful company of good humored hikers.
We have a variety of weekday and weekend hikes as well as day hikes and evening hikes suitable for all levels of fitness. Our hikes range from easy 3 miles to moderate or strenuous 20+ miles. Most of our activities also include a post event potluck or lunch/ dinner at a brewery or a restaurant and you get to spend a pleasant hour or so with your fellow hikemaniacs. Why be a couch potato when you're so lucky to live in sunny San Diego with access to a gamut of beach, lake, or mountain trails - Join us! Hike, bike, climb, get out and explore San Diego and make new friends!
Membership is free and open to everyone above 18. Participation of children under 18 and above 12 will be at the discretion of the Event Host; if permitted by Event Host, children may participate along with a parent and with the understanding that the parent is fully responsible and will be with the child/children throughout the event.
A profile photo is mandatory to join the group. Please don't send me emails if you dissent with this policy; refer to the drama free adult part :)
For those members who have a FaceBook account, I've started a FaceBook group page called HikeMania Hiking Group. You'll find the link on the meetup page. If you're a member of this meetup, you're invited to join the FB group and share ideas, experiences, suggestions, sell/swap/trade hiking items only (not personal items), or post anything related to hiking. Things NOT to post - personal photos, any religious or political topics because they sadly tend to be divisive. Kindly confine it to hiking or outdoor activities.
A few things to note: Safety is important to us and it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to read the event description and come prepared. No member will be bothered by any organizer here selling products or pushing any political agenda. Zero tolerance for rudeness, harassment and negative attitude towards organizers and fellow HikeManiacs. I did mention drama free, right :)
If you'd like to be an Event Organizer and lead hikes or post outdoor/social activities, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Becoming a member of HikeMania group will also mean that you understand and agree with below disclaimer;
DISCLAIMER: You are solely responsible for your safety and well being on any event posted by HikeMania group. No organizer, host or fellow member of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. The organizers and event hosts are not professional guides and are not trained in any medical or rescue procedures. You accept all risks when you rsvp "yes" and show up to participate for this event or any other event. As a member of this group, you agree to release the Organizer, all Event Hosts and fellow members of any and all liability. You agree to accept any and all risk associated with any event hosted by this group. If you decide to break away from the group you are responsible for your own safe return.We are not professional guides and all outings are at your own risk. By joining this group and attending an event, you are demonstrating that you understand you are responsible for your own safety as well as the safety of kids, pets or anyone else that accompanies you for any event hosted by HikeMania.