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PLEASE GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND CLICK ON THE VHTR WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. You must read and agree to this before you attend any event.


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PLEASE READ:

This is not a professional organization. The organizers volunteer their time to the group. These are not guided hikes/adventure events; there are no trip leaders. Please note with you joining our group, you assume all responsibility of your actions. You consent that you choose to attend these events and are solely responsible to keep yourself safe. If you see a dangerous situation, it is your responsibility to remove yourself from that situation. We the organizers are making it clear that just because we organize a place to meet up, we are not legally responsible for any injury that could happen to you. You choose to attend, and must assess the situation to ensure it is safe for you, researching the trails/area and getting prepared/familiarized with current maps, books or internet sites before attending an event, and ensuring that you are appropriately equipped.

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By joining this group, you acknowledge that you have read these conditions and agree to them.

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It is important to know your fitness level before RSVPing. A moderate level of fitness is a minimum requirement. This is not a group for slow walkers or people recovering from injuries. You'll find many of the activities are on the North Shore, but there are also some organized in the Port Moody area, Squamish, and other places in the Lower Mainland. Almost all hikes and trail runs involve elevation gain, ups and downs, and often steps. There aren't any flat, gentle walks. Please make sure you will be able to keep up with the group if you RSVP yes for an activity.

You will also find scrambling trips, snowshoeing, kayaking, roller blading - basically, anything that will get you active in the outdoors.

Please make sure that you are well-prepared for each hike that you attend. You should always wear proper footwear, and bring plenty of water and food, as well as appropriate clothing, waterproofs, and THE TEN ESSENTIALS: http://www.northshore...

If you have not already done so, please answer the questions on your profile to give us an idea of your hiking, trail running, and outdoor experience and fitness level.



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SOME QUESTIONS YOU MAY WANT TO ASK:

- Is there anything I need to sign? I know some clubs have liability forms and such.

Please re-read meetup.com’s terms of service, especially section 6. You agreed to it in order to use this site. You may not have read it, but you had to check the box that said you did. In general, section 6 says if an organizer or any member places a event on the calendar and you get injured or something at it, it’s your own fault. If you can’t live with that, this group isn’t for you.

- Who runs this group?

This is a group of people who like to hike and run and do many other kinds of outdoor activities. There is no one in charge. If someone starts telling you what to do and you don’t agree with it, don’t do it. Use your own common sense and leave the event if you think it is too risky for your taste.


The Rating System:

At the end of every hike or run, you will be sent an email asking you to rate the event. You are rating the organization and not the hike/run itself. The organizers here are volunteering their time, and spend a lot of time writing up the event, answering emails, dealing with requests, keeping everyone happy on the event, etc. and, for this reason, it should be the norm to give five stars for the event. The Grind is the Grind, for example. It's not the most amazing hike that you will ever experience, but that's not our fault. Don't give a lower rating just for this. Another example: If you sign up for a road run, don't give a low rating because your knees hurt at the end. Another example: Don't give a low rating because it rained throughout the hike. That's not fair on us. We put in a lot of effort, and it can be very disheartening when someone who you have spent several hours getting to know gives a low rating. Rate it lower if the organizer doesn't show up, or if something drastically goes wrong. Thank you!

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About Vancouver Hiking and Trail Running March 20, 2015 8:46 PM anonymous

North Vancouver, BC

Founded Oct 7, 2008
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