What we're about

This is not a hiking group for beginners. This is not a group where you come to learn how to hike. This is a group for responsible adults and experienced hikers. This is a group that does not have to hang around for every person to finish up a particular hike, however, your car pool will always stick around to wait for you. If you need help, please ask and you will receive. I am a Group Organizer, not a commercialized paid Group Leader. I will organize and inform to my best abilities. This is for camaraderie and the sharing of some incredible hikes. If you have an expectation for a hiking group to be ran like some professional Commercial group where there are walkie talkies and people designated at different levels of the hike, then this is not the group for you. I do not charge for the hikes and I do this because I wish to share my time with people who have a like mind and like interests. This is a group where we will be doing different kinds of hikes beyond the normal every day hikes. If you wish to challenge yourself and truly explore, then you found the right group. This is not a group where you stick us on your Meet Up resume as a member in hopes to build a persona for online dating. This is not a group centered around social gatherings, however we will do an occasional social outing here and there. If you join this group you need to be in good shape (not marathon shape) and be able to make good rational decisions, and be able to know your own limitations. If you do not log in for 120 days and if you have never attended a hike or have not RSVP'd for a hike in the future, our Auto Removal system will remove you automatically. You are always free to re-join right away. If you attend a hike, your membership is guaranteed for 6 months from the last hike you attended without having to log in every 120 days. This is to deter people who really don't have the same goals as the Group does. Our group does what is claims with no alternative motives, although it is a good by-product to acquire friendships from these kind of groups. Please enjoy!

If you notice we keep our group numbers down as far as member count. We do not wish to have a group over 1,000 or 2,000 people. We keep this group well manicured to keep those out that have no business here. We also don't limit our hikes to a small group of people. We will communicate with Rangers or local authorities in the event we need an exception for Group size. We understand that when you limit group sizes, that the same people will RSVP over and over, thus blocking the opportunity for others to go. This concept does not pay it forward nor really serve the community as a whole. Our types of hikes being advanced and brutal most of the time or a longer drive to the trailhead will itself keep group size down.

We frown heavily upon No-Shows, and you will find yourself removed unless you have a good reason for No-Showing. A No-Show is a sign of disrespect to all the people who did show up.

You are joining an Athletic Organization. Yes, some hikers will go for the Summit for "Time". If you don't like competition, than this Group is not for you. Yes we have lot's fun as well. We laugh and tell jokes and take plenty of pictures. We just like to take on the Mountain with fervor.

By choosing to attend a TLC Hiking Club event you are responsible for your self, your gear and your life. You join TLC Hiking Club knowing full well that you are undertaking a risk inherent with adventure sports which can include serious injuries and even death. The organizers and other members of this group do not assume any responsibility or liability or provide any warranty for your safety. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own personal safety, well being, and earthly possessions and will hold no one else liable for any kind of loss

Upcoming events (5)

Mount Frissell, Highpointer of Connecticut, 2,380 ft

Needs a location

Ok, this hike is officially on the calendar. I am flying into Boston that morning. I land at 6:02am. I will grab some food and drive to the trailhead. I should arrive somewhere around 10am. I can keep everyone updated as to when I land so you can time it better. Tickets are bought. I fly into BWO on Friday morning, from Boston, so I don't have long. This hike will be rain or shine. 3.6 miles round trip easy hike.

Granite Peak, Highpointer of Montana, 12,799 ft

Quality Inn

Thursday, 08/20 is the Skills Course in Red Lodge. Friday the adventure begins. Saturday is hopefully Summit day. Sunday we exit. Building an extra day in there for weather. This adventure is closed. We already have our 4 climbers. This is the highest point in the State of Montana at 12,799 ft. Placing this on your Climber's Resume is an awesome achievement. We are using Beartooth Mountain Guides.

Red Bull 400, Olympic Park, Park City, Utah

Olympic Park

It will have been 2 years since we first saw this event and said, "I have to do that". Well, here it is. The Red Bull 400. As of the day of the writing of this meetup, 01/25/2020, Me, Jared, and Ricky are going. We are looking for at least 1 more person so that we will be bale to do the Team Heats. Teams of 4 are mandatory. We also get to run the Individual heats as well. We have a VRBO rented for that weekend in Park City. Let us know if you are interested. https://www.redbull.com/int-en/red-bull-400-2020-dates-preview?fbclid=IwAR2HZfRNoeMhrEcV23AAex8JM7K1WcsAPLo_mrDywTE7ggqM772_8R_p7UA Registration will be open in the next 30-45 days, but they have released the official schedule already. Flying in on Friday and flying back out on Sunday.

The Finale, Part 1 of 2, Ring the Bell for Freedom Hike, Clifton/Morenci Weekend

As most of you know this will conclude the Weekend Adventures Series and Hikes that TLC has been putting on for years. Hopefully you will be a part of this last adventure. On Friday we will travel about 3 1/2 hours to the town on Clifton, where will check into our hotels rooms. There are 3 places to stay in the area. I will be staying Friday and Saturday Night, and departing around 8am Sunday morning to come home, sometime after breakfast. 1. https://www.hotelreardon.com/ 2. https://www.clifton-hotel.com/ 3. http://www.morencitown.com/things-to-do/where-to-stay/ The hike we will do is the Ring the bell for Freedom Hike, aka, Maes Hill All-Veterans Memorial, which is a 6.5 mile hike with 350 ft of AEG and is a trail the entire way. I have wanted to do this hike for a long time now and ring this famous bell that overlooks the town of Clifton. https://www.cometoclifton.com/great-outdoors/hiking-trails.php https://www.facebook.com/maresbluff/

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