What we're about
Welcome to Hiking Boots & Booze!
Don't be deceived by the name! Hiking Boots & Booze is a dedicated hiking and adventure group, but we always end each event--or intertwine each event--with refreshments and food, and alcoholic beverages are always at your discretion. Hiking is the main event (but not always the best part), and members are not required to participate in the drink and food component afterward.
Hikes typically range between 4 and 8 miles and are concentrated across the southern Berkshires and throughout the Catskill Mountains, but may also include multi-day trips elsewhere. On all hikes we will keep a moderately quick pace, so you should be in reasonably good shape, or at least fit enough to keep the pace of the group. Safety is important and it is your responsibility to read each event description fully, along with any associated links, so that you arrive fully prepared.
**ATTENDANCE** Please be mindful of your reservations. If you commit to an event then decide not to go, please change your r.s.v.p. IMMEDIATELY so the group is not standing around waiting for you. Anyone with 2 no-shows may be removed from the group without notice.
Becoming a member of the Hiking Boots & Booze Meetup will also mean that you understand and agree with our disclaimer below.
DISCLAIMER: You are solely responsible for your safety and well-being on any event you attend. No Organizer, Host or other member of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. The Organizers and event hosts are not trained in any medical or rescue procedures, nor are they professional trail guides. Some hikes may be exploratory, meaning the Organizer or Host has not previously hiked that particular trail or trail system. You therefore agree to accept all risks when you arrive to participate in any event scheduled. As a member of this group, you agree to release the Organizer, all event hosts and fellow members of any and all liability. If you decide to separate from the group during an event, you are responsible for your own safe return. All posted hike distances, durations, elevations, and difficulty levels are estimated and may not accurately represent a particular hike or event. Any extracurricular activities associated with a posted event in which you participate in will be done at your own risk. By joining this group and attending an event, you are demonstrating that you understand you are responsible for your own safety as well as the safety of anyone who accompanies you as a guest on any event hosted by Hiking Boots & Booze Meetup.