What we're about
We are an active and engaging outdoor group based in New England. We organize many hiking events plus lots of outdoor events such as kayaking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, backpacking, weekend adventure trips and travel excursions.
Whether you love to hike or seek to enjoy other outdoor pursuits this may be the group for you. We have an active schedule thanks to our many organizers who plan a variety of events.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND YOUR LIMITATIONS.
Organizers and event hosts are volunteers providing an opportunity for members to meet and enjoy similar interests. Going out with them is the same as going out with a few friends. Expect the same risks, take the same precautions. Organizers will strive to give accurate descriptions of the events. However, you are responsible for being prepared and taking precautions for your own safety. Please don’t over commit beyond your physical capabilities. If you do you place yourself and others at risk of harm or minimally subject others to a very bad day on the trails or waters. We are inclusive, but please know your limitations!
If you're a beginning hiker elevation gain and distance may not mean much to you. Likewise, difficulty ratings are subjective, and a hike that is "easy" to one person may be "moderate" to another. Read event descriptions. Err on the side of caution. You're much better off going on a hike that's too easy for you than a hike that's too hard or too dangerous for you. Start small and work your way up knowingly to a level of capability that you know you can sustain. As you go on more hikes you'll become more familiar with descriptions, and you'll learn more about your own limits. Ultimately, it's up to you to keep yourself safe out there. You're an adult. Hike within your abilities.
To join you must upload a clearly identifiable picture of yourself to your profile. Organizers and members must be able to recognize you for safety reasons. Please also include your first name in your profile. An Alias is not acceptable for safety reasons.
As a condition of attending any activity you agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and all members of the group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, and/or death, including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons. You also agree to assume all risk associated with any activity and agree to know and follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com (http://www.hikesafe.com/).