***During this time of COVID-19, I will slowly start to post some early local weekday hikes. Why weekdays you ask? So, to avoid the crowds on the weekends for now. We’ll see how that goes and work our way up to weekends when we are ready. The groups will be kept small to start until I am comfortable with social distancing with a larger group. There will be no Guests, everyone will have to sign up on their own.
***Everyone is required to “bring” a mask for the hikes that can easily be pulled on when needed. A mask can be a formal mask, a fabric mask, a Buff or a bandanna. What it can’t be is pulling up your shirt over your face. If you show up without a type of mask, you will be asked to leave. This is “our” rule for the health and safety of you and your fellow members, not per the Park’s rules. The mask is to be worn when you are unable to maintain social distance of 6 feet from others- this may be in the parking lot, when passing someone on the trail or if you are having a conversation with a fellow hiker. You will not be continually hiking with the mask as long as you are able maintain 6 feet from others. If you came with someone, and you both agree, that is the exception for not wearing a mask in close distance to them. If you are unable to adhere to the above during the event, you will be politely asked to leave.
***By signing up you are acknowledging and agreeing to the above in addition to our already existing Disclaimer/Liability Waiver.
***This is a new and strange time for everyone and I am sure things will change as time goes on. Until then, stay safe and happy hiking!!!
Peaceful Hikes and More is a free social group for people 18 years old and up who want to enjoy nature, peacefully. We invite you to enjoy nature with us while leisurely hiking, backpacking, etc., trying to leave the world’s day-to-day stresses behind and have fun! Our pace will allow time for catching your breath, snacks, and photo-ops at scenic spots. The amount of attendees will usually be kept small to maintain our premise for having the group. By joining you agree to, and promise to adhere to the following:
1- You (and your guest) must be 18 years of age or older;
2- You must post and maintain a clear, recognizable facial photo of just yourself at all times;
3- No dogs, or animals of any kind, on any hike;
4- You are responsible for reading the entire event description, including park regulations, your own directions/transportation, being prepared, and showing up on time for the event;
5- Always be respectful of your fellow hikers and leave heated topics of debate at home (politics/etc), everyone is here to relax and unwind;
6- Zero tolerance for Harassment or using the group for soliciting are grounds for immediate removal from the group without notice;
7- No smoking during events;
8- Never show up for an event or bring a guest if you/they are not on the Going List;
9- RSVP/CANCELLATION POLICY:
--Keeping your RSVP status current is expected and your responsibility;
--TWO “NO SHOWS” will result in removal from the group;
--Cancelling an RSVP after the RSVP cut-off time will also be treated as a “No Show"
--HABITUAL CANCELERS: People who sign up but never or rarely attend. These members “may” have other member(s) moved up and over them if there is a Wait List, without notice, until the list has diminished. Habitual Canceler(s) may be removed from the group without notice;
10- We reserve the right to remove any member from the group at our sole discretion, without notice;
11- If you leave the group or are removed from the group, for any reason, you will not be permitted to attend an event as a guest;
12- DISCLAIMER/LIABILITY WAIVER
If you join us for an event, please understand that we are not a professionally guided group, nor are we providing a service, these are social events. You are responsible for your own (and your guest’s) preparedness and well-being and agree to hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear, including but not limited to maps/safety gear/clothing/hydration.
You agree not to hold the Organizer, Co-Organizer, Assistant Organizers, Event Organizers or any other member responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at an event and you assume all risks involved in participating in this event. Your attendance to the event signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.