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Event Policies

We hope to offer safe and fun paddling and outdoor events.
There could be any number of reasons why you choose to attend one of DMP events.
Perhaps you feel more comfortable going in a group, perhaps you want to
form new friendships with others who enjoy the same outdoor activities,
perhaps you want to find additional places to pursue those activites,
or perhaps you want to learn from the more experienced people in the group.

Regardless of your reason for attending one of the events, you now have a shared
responsibility to the group and it is for that reason that we ask that you follow these simple rules.

1. Please be on time.
The event description will clearly state the time that the event is to
start. If you need additional time to ready your kayak or to lace up your hiking shoes,
then adjust your arrival time accordingly. As a general rule it is better to be early and thus
have time to assist others, rather than late and run the risk of an event starting without you.
If an event host posts a contact phone number for an event,
please be sure to have it on you so you can contact them if you are running late.
However, not all meeting locations have cell-phone service.

2. Please be aware of any medical condition or allergies you might have.
Bring approriate first-aid supplies.

3. Please be courteous.
We don't expect everyone to be best friends, but we do expect
everyone to treat other members with kindness and respect. Harassment of any type will not be
tolerated. If you are having problems with another group member and are unable to work it out
with them, please contact one of your organizers and we'll do all we can to help you resolve
the situation.

4. Please read the event description carefully and only attend those events appropriate to your skill
If you have any question about whether your skill level is appropriate
for an event, please contact the event host. They will be more than happy to
discuss the event with you. You have a responsibility to ask questions and to share any
concerns you might have about your abilities prior to your RSVP.

5. Please watch out for each other.
There may be times when you notice another participant having some difficulty. Do not be afraid
to ask about their well-being and to notify the event host. There may be times when you are in need
of some assistance, notify those around you and notify the event host and accept their assistance.

6. Please follow the directions of your host.
Event hosts do their best to make all events safe and fun for everyone.
They are not paid for their hosting, therefore the host can specify the type of event they
want to host. For that reason, event hosts may determine that children and/or pets may not be welcomed
at that particular event.

7. Carry In, Carry Out!
Please respect the environment by carrying out all trash that you carry in.

For Paddling Events:

1. A US Coast Guard Type III or Type V Personal Flotation Device (PFD) must be worn while on the water
for the duration of the event. NO EXCEPTIONS.

2. No achoholic beverages will be carried or consumed while on the water for the duration of the paddle event.

3. In addition to your PFD, kayak, and paddle you should bring the following:
A Whistle
Wide-brimmed Hat
Plenty of water
Sun screen

For Camping Events:

1. No Firearms of any kind.

For Hiking Events:

1. Hike Difficulty
Difficulty ratings apply to experienced hikers in reasonable condition.
If you have any questions or concerns about your abilty or condition, please contact the
event host prior to your RSVP.

2. Please bring the following:
Comfortable hiking shoes
Dresss in layers for changeable weather
Plenty of water or an electrolyte drink
Snacks or lunch

3. If the event host has chose to make the hike a dog friendly event, dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Dogs should be well mannered and both people & dog-friendly.
It is best to leave puppies and senior dogs at home. Please use your best judgement.
You are responsible for proper disposal of your dog's waste.

4. Stay on the trail. Do not create shortcuts.
Shortcuts can cause erosion and damages the trail and trail environment.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Itineray for Lower Salt River events April 25, 2016 6:17 PM Wil
Event Policies January 3, 2011 7:44 PM Ron, the Canoe G.
Resources June 1, 2014 4:42 PM Bob W.
Paddle Levels January 2, 2011 5:50 AM Ron, the Canoe G.
RSVP Policy January 2, 2011 5:48 AM Ron, the Canoe G.
Membership Info January 2, 2011 5:44 AM Ron, the Canoe G.
Event Locations January 2, 2011 7:04 PM Bob W.
About Desert Mountain Paddlers June 9, 2015 6:21 PM Ron, the Canoe G.

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