About this Group: Thank you so very much for visiting Antiquities 1906 Hiking Meetup Group of King of Prussia, PA. This Meetup group is about moderate to strenuous hikes. Most of our hikes that are not local will be moderate to strenuous hikes about 12-16 miles in length. Occasionally we will schedule an ultra strenuous hike for people who enjoy them. The purpose of this group is to get people outdoors, be in and connect with nature, enjoy beautiful views, get some serious exercise, and have fun with like-minded people! You can always improve your personal best in a safe and gradual manner! While we might gather time to time for a post-hike refueling if there is enough interest, our focus will always be hiking, and being in nature, and not partying. We will always hike with safety in mind.
The Name: Why the name Antiquities 1906? I am always fascinated by the Antiquities Act of 1906. This Act, signed into the law on June 8, 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt, allows the Office of the President to set aside large areas for protection and preservation without any interference from the Congress. Over the years, this Act has been used over hundred times by the Presidents from both political parties and almost always in good faith and with good intentions. The Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld the constitutionality of this Act. Proclamation of Devils Tower as the first National Monument by Theodore Roosevelt on September 24, 1906 was the first use of this Act. Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is the largest area (140,000 sq. miles) set aside for protection under this Act by President George W. Bush on June 15, 2006.
Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver: Organizer/s of this Meetup group are volunteers and not professional outdoor activities leaders. You are solely responsible for your safety and well-being at all times whenever you participate in one of our events. Please always err on the side of caution when you are not sure whether you can handle a particular Meetup event or not. By joining this Meetup group, you agree that you have read and agree to the terms of Assumption of Risk and Liability Wavier. Prior to every event, you will be required to agree to and sign this Assumption of Risk and Liability Wavier document. Please take few minutes to thoroughly read this document prior to signing up for and joining any of our events. Here is the link: Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver
Volunteer Effort and Personal Activity: This is solely a volunteer endeavor and a personal activity. You can choose to join us at your own risk. You will never ever be asked to pay anything to this Meetup group or any of its Organizers. All of our events will always be free. Of course, you will be responsible for your own transportation, travel, parking, venue/park fees, meals, and any lodging/camping related expenses, however you will never ever be asked to pay any Meetup fees or any money to Organizers of this group.
People, this is a new startup project and like any other startup, this would have its challenges, and there are no guarantees. However, I will try my best to make this thing work with your help and participation. My thanks to many of my friends who encouraged me to do this. Hope to see you on a future hike soon!