What we're about
DC Hiking & Backpacking Club (DC-HBC) is a DC based outdoor group and is a registered LLC (Limited Liability Company).
We focus on hosting and posting hiking, backpacking, paddling and other outdoor related events and activities. We promote outdoor interests and healthy living through group outing in a friendly, safe and fun way.
What the Club really does: "Teach what we learned; Share what we know". It's created and run by DC local members and it serves all Greater DC outdoor friends.
We promote and support local and national hiking trail maintenance and watershed cleaning organizations and participate in voluntary work.
Click here learn more about us (http://www.meetup.com/DC-HPC/about/) under the "Pages" section.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Click for details. (http://www.meetup.com/DC-HBC/pages/JOINING_DC-HBC_LEADERSHIP_TEAM_and_GROW/)
We will focus on building up a strong leadership team. The club depends on all the members, Active Event Organizers (AEO's) and all Division leaders for its growth. Please send me a message if you like to join our leadership team.
LIBRARY: Click. (http://www.meetup.com/DC-HBC/messages/boards/forum/20202530)
We will develop both "WEB" based and "LOCAL" library filled with maps, trip write-ups, gear, trip ideas, trail features and trip experience. All trip leaders can get online maps, can borrow gear, trail maps and books from “LOCAL” library.
We will have all levels and various distance hikes including DC local hikes, SNP, AT and other area's tough hikes, 4 miles to 50 miles' day hike, multiple days' camping, hiking and backpacking trips. We also do weekend sightseeing trips, camping trips, backpacking trips, sailing, kayaking, SUP and canoeing trips.
These are the main activities DC-HBC plans to have:.
Class A: Hiking and Backpacking.
Class B: Trip leading related training, skills & certificate classes.
Class C: Canoeing, Kayaking, SUP paddling, Swimming and Sailing.
Class D: Camping & sightseeing.
Class F: Trail maintenance & watershed cleaning voluntary events.
Class G: Other outdoor events hosted by DC-HBC.
Class H: Happy Hours and social gathering.
Class I: Other outdoor events not hosted by DC-HBC.
Class J: Other events cross posted by other groups.
Any success of a group depends on the contribution from all the members. We welcome and encourage all our Club members to participant in leadership by self-learning, training, co-leading and leading trips. It's a great personal growth and leadership skill learning opportunity.
EVENT FEES USAGE
All the event fees collected will be invested into the Club to support our mission, cover Club operating cost and reserve for future growth.
MEMBERS & MEMBERSHIP (http://www.meetup.com/DC-HPC/pages/Memberships_events_fees_and_Members_Conducts/)
(1) Everyone is welcome to join DC-HBC free of charge. Members are encouraged to learn, to share and to grow through participating in our events.
(2) Members are expected to follow Hiking Etiquette (http://www.meetup.com/DC-HBC/pages/Hiking_Etiquette/) and "Leave No Trace 7 Principles" (http://www.meetup.com/DC-HBC/pages/The_Leave_No_Trace_Seven_Principles/)while participating in hiking events.
(3) Members should try their best to avoid last minute cancelation or "NO SHOW" to the event they signed up. Unexpected things do happen, please change your RSVP or message the Event Host or post a comment in time.