What we're about
About Us... The Connecticut Hiking Alliance is the right group for active hikers who enjoy each other's company both on and off the trail. We believe that hiking, backpacking, snow shoeing, river sports, or any other type of out door adventure is made better when combined with social events where we can get together for a drink or a meal and relive the day's exploits.
While we were founded in Connecticut, our activities range throughout New England, the U.S. and also internationally.
Our first trade mark is the "Apres-hike" or "Apres-outing" that compliments every event we host! This means that after every hike and outing... we go out for a meal and a beverage. We really build friendships in this group and hope you will partake. We quickly and warmly welcome new members.
Our second trade mark is the Acts of Kindness we embrace. These acts involve helping charitable organizations, groups and/or people in need. Most often they are non-profit groups and we provide support in various ways - muscle power/manual labor, cash donations, in-kind donations, and goods donations. If you have a sweet spot for a specific group, organization or charity seeking support - let us know and we'll create an Act of Kindness for them.
Our third trade mark is the photo memories we create. Take a look at the albums on our photo page. If you participate in our outings you will be photographed a lot. If you are part of the witness protection program, or otherwise camera shy, this group is not for you.
We are a hiking community that seeks to be inclusive, diverse and fun. Most of our hikes are for moderate to experienced hikers. Once in a while we do host hikes that are appropriate for beginners. Please read the full description for any specific event to determine if your skill level is a match.
Please know that our events don't cancel for weather. We've only cancelled once for weather... the day the Governor of CT closed roads. We don't want anyone breaking laws! So if it rains or snows we'll still go! Count on it. Some of our most interesting and memorable events have involved rain or snow.
Feel free to join us for an adventure or suggest one of your own.
This is a courteous group. Please be considerate of others regarding RSVPs. If you sign up for an event (Yes or Waiting List) and your plans change - please change your RSVP to "no" as soon as you know you won't be joining. Those who aren't considerate with their RSVPs will find we have a 3 Strikes concept. This means that with 3 no-shows, one's membership with our group ends and you will be removed from The CT Hiking Alliance membership. You would at that time have the opportunity to go through the effort of rejoining and then use the little effort it takes to keep RSVPs current.
Enough said... Let's get out and play!