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Welcome to the Rhode Island Hiking Club

The Rhode Island Hiking Club " Walks & Rambles "offer's a variety of hikes from the beginner to the more experienced .We tend to engage in rather challenging hikes often through rough terrain. The purpose of this meetup is to get physically capable people together who want to get out and enjoy the beauty of some of RI's nicest places on foot. This Meetup is for people who enjoy a hike that leaves them satisfied in both the physical level of exertion, the enjoyment of the outdoors, and all the refreshment a hike has to offer the body and mind. This Meetup provides an opportunity to enjoy nature in the company of other adults without the distraction of cellphones,( kids), and or (dogs). If you are someone that likes to push yourself physically beyond a pleasant stroll and are at a decent level of physical fitness, then this could be a fun and rewarding Meetup for you.

To join you must include a clear identifiable picture of yourself. It is important for the Organizers and members to be able to recognize you for safety so include your first name.

On 11/11/2011, I became the groups fourth Organizer . I hope to continue and expand the group as we move into the new year .By keeping with the groups original format . We are a hiking group based on the book ( Weekend Walks in Rhode Island by Ken Weber ). Thanks to Michael the clubs founder for starting this group. My goal is offer more people like yourselves the opportunity to experience what this little state has to offer and our surrounding neighbors Connecticut and Massachusetts and with occasional hikes to New Hampshire . Most people have no idea what is right in there back yard . My intent is to show them . We offer good exercise , good company and short travel all at no charge .What else could you ask for .
During the winter months we will continue hiking through the season along will more activities such as snow shoeing and cross country skiing , possibly ..
When the Summer months approach we will continue to hike either evenings or early mornings .I hope to have biking and kayaking stay in the mix . There will be more updates as we go along and I am sure more mistakes that I will make .We also will need more organizer’s to do this and I cant stress this enough . With your help we can make a good club a great one .
See you soon ,
Tony

The following write up is from when Walks & Rambles first started in September of 2009.

We will plan hikes on a weekly basis for Saturday mornings, many Sundays as well, with some after work "walks" as well during the longer daylight days of summer. Weather in RI is always a factor so there's a good chance we won't meet every Saturday. Heavy rain will cancel a hike as will as a particularly hot and humid day in the summer, but most other conditions are suitable for a decent time.
The laundry and cleaning can wait till you get home. Put yourself first, make some friends, have some fun and improve your outlook.

Note: I left the original name Walks and Rambles in the write up as a tribute to Ken Weber, and Michael, who had the foresight to start this Club back in Sept. 2009.

Upcoming events (4)

Buns of Steel

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Please read the write up for all the information you will need, please understand that by choosing to attend, you and any guest you bring will be agreeing to the Rhode Island Hiking Club's liability waiver included at the end of this write up.

Once again it is time to pursue the quest. Only through hard work and perseverance can the ultimate achievement in physical fitness be obtained.
We begin at the parking lot of East Beach and set out along the shore for a good 2 1/2 mile trek across the sand to the Charleston breech way where we will take a little break, and then we'll head back to the cars.
Upon returning to your car you may notice a significant change in your physical being, that's right, while you started out with mere human buns you will notice you have attained "Buns of Steel"
Really though, East Beach is a beautiful south shore beach and a nice 5+ mile walk along the shore will leave you feeling glad you came out to enjoy it. It's a great opportunity to see old friends or to make new ones as you stroll along at your own pace and easily converse. All the while your buns are transforming........ sorry, can't help milking that.
Liability Waiver

As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

Safety First!

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Steere Hill Farm 4 miles or so LEVEL 2

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Level 2

Water required and headlamp required. Bug spray recommended.

Moisture wicking clothing and comfortable foot attire.

REMEMBER: Keep your RSVP up to date. Please remove yourself from the going or waitlist ASAP if your plans change so another hiker can take your place. You must be on the GOING list to attend the hike.

Terrain varies from single track rocky paths to open fields.

Liability Waiver: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity
Liability Waiver:

As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

Safety First!

Wolf Hill: Get Moving Hike Level 2.5

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Before signing up for this event, please read and understand the entire Write-Up and the Liability Waiver. By signing up for this event you, and any guests that accompany you, agree to the terms of the Liability Waiver.

No excuses ,Wolf Hill is a great place to be outdoors and get some exercise. If you want to push yourself and be pushed a little then the 2.5 Level is right for you. All are welcome to try and no one is left behind.

Difficulty: Level 2.5 Moderate
Recommended for members who have completed one or more Level 1 hikes.

Distance: 4 miles more or less

Duration: about 2 hours

Legal Orange: Not required

Headlamp or Flashlight: REQUIRED!!!

6:00 pm, SHARP!

A couple of serious points:

  • THE TICKS ARE OUT! All Year! And they're everywhere! Permethrin on your clothes (never on your skin), DEET or Picaridin for your skin, and stay on the trail and out of the vegetation. Check for them on you frequently during the hike and a thorough check after the hike. Then a shower when you get home and you're good to go.
    https://www.cdc.gov/features/lymedisease/index.html
  • A headlamp or small flashlight is mandatory.
  • Hydrating well prior to hitting the trail and carrying additional water on the trail is a must. Bring water!
  • Wear clothing appropriate for the weather, keeping in mind that you will heat up quickly! Synthetic wicking and ventilating materials throughout every layer are best for keeping you dry while sweating. Avoid cotton! Wet clothing can cause hypothermia even above freezing.
  • Our trails are rough and loaded with toe-stubbing, ankle-twisting rocks and roots. Wear appropriate footwear! Also be prepared for seasonal trail conditions. There are often plenty of wet, muddy spots on our trail.

We want to provide a safe and enjoyable hiking experience. Please respect the health and safety at all times of yourself and your fellow hikers. Do not sign up or attend this hike if you have been experiencing any COID-19 symptoms (fever, sore throat, cough, headache, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc), have tested positive for COVID-19. Do not sign up for or attend this hike if you have been in close contact with anyone who has been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who has tested positive to COVID-19. You will not be permitted to hike unless you have a mask that you must have very handy to put on when social distancing is a problem or when passing closely to other hikers, etc.. AT ALL TIMES you will remain AT LEAST 6 feet away from anyone else. Bring hand sanitizer. You should avoid car pooling with non-household members. Do not share water, food, gear, etc. Failure to comply with these necessary COVID-19 precautions could result in you being asked to leave the hike and not allowed on future ones. You agree you are assuming all risks and hold the RIHC harmless.*****
If you experience COVID-19 symptoms and/or test positive within 14 days of this hike please notify the Event Host immediately.

Liability Waiver: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity
Liability Waiver:

As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

Safety First!

Wolf Hill: Level 3

Needs a location

Before signing up for this event, please read and understand the entire Write-Up and the Liability Waiver. By signing up for this event you, and any guests that accompany you, agree to the terms of the Liability Waiver.

Difficulty: Level 3 (Challenging) Not for beginners. Recommended only if you have completed at least a few Level 2 hikes with the club or on your own.

Distance: 5 miles, more or less

Duration: about 2-2½ hrs

Legal Orange: Not required

Headlamp or Flashlight: REQUIRED!!!

Hi Everyone, we will only take a few breaks or unless I fall over.
Bring water, a snack, proper footwear, and a headlamp.
Feeding the wolves and bears is strictly prohibited.Be prepared for a good workout.

6:00 pm, SHARP!

A couple of serious points:

  • THE TICKS ARE OUT! And they're everywhere! Permethrin on your clothes (never on your skin), DEET or Picaridin for your skin, and stay on the trail and out of the vegetation. Check for them on you frequently duning the hike and a thorough check after the hike. Then a shower when you get home and you're good to go.
    https://www.cdc.gov/features/lymedisease/index.html

  • A headlamp or small flashlight is mandatory.

  • Hydrating well prior to hitting the trail and carrying additional water on the trail is a must. Bring water!

  • Wear clothing appropriate for the weather, keeping in mind that you will heat up quickly! Synthetic wicking and ventilating materials throughout every layer are best for keeping you dry while sweating. Avoid cotton! Wet clothing can cause hypothermia even above freezing.

  • Our trails are rough and loaded with toe-stubbing, ankle-twisting rocks and roots. Wear appropriate footwear! Also be prepared for seasonal trail conditions. There are often plenty of wet, muddy spots on our trail.

We want to provide a safe and enjoyable hiking experience. Please respect the health and safety at all times of yourself and your fellow hikers. Do not sign up or attend this hike if you have been experiencing any COID-19 symptoms (fever, sore throat, cough, headache, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc), have tested positive for COVID-19. Do not sign up for or attend this hike if you have been in close contact with anyone who has been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who has tested positive to COVID-19. You will not be permitted to hike unless you have a mask that you must have very handy to put on when social distancing is a problem or when passing closely to other hikers, etc.. AT ALL TIMES you will remain AT LEAST 6 feet away from anyone else. Bring hand sanitizer. You should avoid car pooling with non-household members. Do not share water, food, gear, etc. Failure to comply with these necessary COVID-19 precautions could result in you being asked to leave the hike and not allowed on future ones. You agree you are assuming all risks and hold the RIHC harmless.*****
If you experience COVID-19 symptoms and/or test positive within 14 days of this hike please notify the Event Host immediately.

Liability Waiver: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity
Liability Waiver:

As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

Safety First!

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