What we're about

Many members enjoy the social atmosphere, cultural diversity, nature's beauty and the abundance of energy that friendly hikers bring to the trail. We support & challenge one another in great ways.

Hiking Enchantment (HE) enjoys a rich environment of hiking trails. Most events happen within 30 minutes from Amherst. Mt. Tom - Holyoke Range - Mt. Toby - Amethyst Brook - Mt. Sugarloaf - etc.

No matter what your skill level, you will be sure to develop ever lasting friendships, memories that will last a lifetime and sometimes, as an added bonus.... dark chocolate! 😉

Due to the Covid-19 situation a face mask & social distancing is still encouraged on all our hikes. Be safe and enjoy!

2021 - Massachusetts State of Emergency & Health Crisis (Covid-19) (https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information).

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**(Free) Gold Medal Coin. Note: Not real gold, not made of chocolate either. Just a simple little trinket to remember the fun times! Must attend 3 events.

RISK DISCLAIMER

Please remember meetups are social events and not a professionally guided trips. By participating in a trip, you are agreeing not to hold anybody responsible for injuries or accidents. Always come prepared and properly equipped. In the event of an emergency, your fellow members will do their best for you, but there is no guarantee any of the participants will have medical or rescue training.

By participating in this event you also acknowledge that you understand the level of difficulty and are physically capable, properly attired and have the necessary gear and supplies required for participation in this activity.

By RSVP of "yes" or "maybe" group members and their guests attending any of our meet-up events agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, and or injury, including those caused by negligence and or other reasons.

You also agree to assume all risk associated with each meetup you attend and agree to know and follow the Hiker Responsibility Code.

Disclaimer: Hiker Responsibility Code

You are responsible for yourself, so be prepared:

1. With knowledge and gear. Become self-reliant by learning about the terrain, conditions, local weather and your equipment before you start.

2. To leave your plans. Tell someone where you are going, the trails you are hiking, when you will return and your emergency plans.

3. To stay together. When you start as a group, hike as a group, end as a group. Pace your hike to the slowest person.

4. To turn back. Weather changes quickly in the mountains. Fatigue and unexpected conditions can also affect your hike. Know your limitations and when to postpone your hike. The mountains will be there another day.

5. For emergencies. Even if you are headed out for just an hour, an injury, severe weather or a wrong turn could become life threatening. Don’t assume you will be rescued; know how to rescue yourself.

6. To share the hiker code with others.

http://www.hikesafe.com

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Long Mt & Rattlesnake Knob (6 Miles)

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Mt.Tom Bray Lake Parking Area (? Miles)

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