If you have actually hiked with us at least THREE times AND you were invited to join DIRECTLY by RK and RS, we hope you will. Otherwise, fuggedda 'bout it!!!! We won't accept your membership!!!! Sorry. (fyi..."we" are misantrhropes who can barely stand our own company, much less yours, so you probably would not want to be a member anyway.) If you have friend who is already a member, and that friend invites you to an event where we have room, we welcome you to attend. In that case, you don't need to be a member of the group to attend the event. Look, we set up this group so we could post events just for people we are close to, who we know can handle the kind of events we like to do, and who are NOT flakes. We appreciate your understanding.