What we're about
Southern Utah Pathfinders is nothing more than a social media group designed to bring people together and go hiking. Our hikes are FREE and are to be used at your own risk and discretion. We go hiking and you are welcome to come along at your own risk. We are not professional guides or outfitters and are not responsible for your safety or health and wellbeing. If there is a charge for an event it is to cover the actual cost of permits, lodging, gas, equipment etc.. On the rare occasions we do charge for an event it is to simply reserve your spot as we have had an issue with people singing up and then being "No Shows". Some of our hike destinations are on peoples "bucket lists" and to have someone not show and deny someone else the opportunity is unfair. On a lot of our hikes we are limited to the number of people we can take. By charging a small fee to cover actual costs we hope people are more committed to attending. If a fee is charged and you do not wish to pay it, that is fine. However, your spot will not be reserved and if the hike is full when you arrive you will not be allowed to come with us. The annual dues paid give you access to the website so you can see when and where we are hiking and help us:
a - Pay for the website
b - Pay for our annual BBQ and frequently used equipment.
c - Occasionally pay for park passes for those people who help organize our hikes.
d - Help pay for permits and other expenses for our hikes.
This group is for hikers of all skill levels. Our organizers post weekly hikes for the beginner, intermediate and expert hikers and we are looking forward to meeting other outdoor enthusiasts. We are a relaxed group that enjoys the company of others while exploring Southern Utah and sometimes beyond.
1 - Be kind, respectful, polite and courteous, have fun and be safe.
2 - While hiking always keep one other hiking member in sight. If you disengage from the group and strike out on your own, you will be considered no longer a part of that hike and the group will leave you.
3 - Be kind, respectful, polite and courteous, have fun and be safe.
4 - Please do not post negative comments about past, present or future hikes. Hiking is a positive experience and even if you didn't enjoy a specific hike I am sure others did or will.
5 - Be kind, respectful, polite and courteous, have fun and be safe.
6 - Please be aware the your Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group
7 - Be kind, respectful, polite and courteous, have fun and be safe.
Titles are given for number of hikes attended, they are as follows:
Spectator 0 Hikes attended
Runner 1 to 3 Hikes attended
Strider 4 to 9 Hikes attended
Scout 10 to 20 Hikes attended
Tracker 21 to 39 Hikes attended
Ranger 40 to 64 Hikes attended
Guide 65 to 99 Hikes attended
Pathfinder over 100 Hikes attended