What we're about

Welcome to Midwest Hiking and Adventures! Everyone is welcome in this group as well as all skill levels. We will do things locally as well as regionally. We will focus primarily on hiking but will throw in other adventures from time to time, such as a day trip or weekend getaway.

*VERY IMPORTANT* Be advised that this is not a dating group. Sometimes people meet and there is a connection and start dating. That's great. Not a problem. But, do not join this group looking for a date and do not message and harass members in hopes of a date. Use common sense here. We want everyone to be able to feel comfortable joining the group and attending scheduled events without fear.

This group requires that your profile has a photo to join. The majority do but there are some that don't. Please use a photo of YOU and keep a photo of yourself on your profile even after joining. We want to know who you are. I get it. You want privacy or have reasons for not putting a photo of yourself on your profile. Consider this. What would it be like if NO ONE used a photo of themselves for their profile. Don't YOU want to know who you're attending events with?

Join us and let's have some fun, be active, and make some new friends in the process. We look forward to meeting you!

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

All activities in this meetup group are at your own risk. Meetup, organizers, and leaders are not responsible for any injury incurred by participating in any of our group outings.

Please review and understand the liability waiver below:

By joining Midwest Hiking and Adventure, I understand that during my participation in any event or activity organized by Midwest Hiking and Adventure, I may be exposed to risks including, but not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death ("Injuries and Damages"). I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY Midwest Hiking and Adventure, its organizers, event hosts and leaders from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from injuries and Damages, in any way connected with the activity. I further agree to Hold Harmless Midwest Hiking and Adventure and leaders from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while a participant on the activity. I understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying me on the activity.

I have read this document in its entirety and I freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages and notwithstanding such risks, I agree to participate in the activity.

If I bring guests to participate in the event I take full responsibility of the guests and agree to all above terms and conditions.

Upcoming events (5)

Masked Morning Walk on the Tomahawk Trail

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I am so excited to plan a walk with our group. I have missed our community very much over the past few months. Please review the following guidelines before signing up to attend: • Masks and physical distancing are required. We all wear masks to protect each other and our loved ones when in groups with people outside of our bubbles. • Bring water, we will stop for water breaks. • If you are in quarantine due to an exposure or have been sick in the past few days prior to the walk, please do not attend. Sign up if you plan on following the guidelines above and plan to attend. Manage your RSVP responsibly. Only a small number of attendees are permitted at this time for safety. Because this will be a small group, no-shows and late cancellations will be tracked and will result in being moved to the waiting list for the next event I post. Please check the site before heading out for the event for any updates Meet in the parking lot at Ilan Park. We will walk a total of 5 miles. No pets on this walk.

Masked Exploration of Elk City State Park

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Let's explore Elk City State Park. One of the bests hiking areas in Kansas. Plan on hiking 7-10 miles. We will start off on the short Green Thumb Trail and continue to the Table Mound Trail. The overlook on the other end of the Table Mound Trail may be closed. We may also hike part of the Elk River Trail. Plan on bringing a light lunch, snacks, and plenty of fluids. Apply bug spray! Parking is $5 per car. Dogs are allowed on a lease. https://www.stateparks.com/elk_city_state_park_in_kansas.html Masks are required for this event. If you are in quarantine for an exposure to Covid or are experiencing symptoms, please do not attend this event.

Virtual: Speak Up Walk to Raise Awareness about Mental Illness and Reduce Stigma

Please join us as we Break the Silence and walk to stomp out the stigma around suicide and mental illness for our 5th Annual SPEAK UP Walk. During the stroll through your beautiful neighborhood, you will have the opportunity to share your video with our SPEAK UP team. The cost is $15. Sign up by clicking on this site: https://runsignup.com/Race/Info/KS/YourCity/SpeakUpWalk2020 You can register and walk any time in September.

Evening Rugged Hike (w/ Masks) on Olathe Prairie Center Reserve

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This is a easy rugged trail with lots of prairie, birds and wildflowers. There are some woods and a small lake. 2.5 mile loop that we'll do twice for a 5 mile hike. Gps for parking/trail head Prairie Center Hiking Trail Prairie Center Hiking Trail, Olathe, KS[masked]https://maps.app.goo.gl/GL1fG3QJdivNhQT76 Please review the following guidelines before signing up to attend: • Masks and physical distancing are REQUIRED. We all wear masks to protect each other and our loved ones when in groups with people outside of our bubbles. • Bring water and bug spray. • If you are in quarantine due to an exposure or have been sick in the past few days prior to the walk, please do not attend. Sign up if you plan on following the guidelines above and plan to attend. Manage your RSVP responsibly. Only a small number of attendees are permitted at this time for safety. Because this will be a small group, no-shows and late cancellations will be tracked and will result in being moved to the waiting list for the next event I post. Please check the site before heading out for the event for any updates Arrive a few minutes early for instructions and intros. We will start promptly at 5:45pm

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Masked Evening Walk on the Tomahawk Trail

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