We are a very small group of intermediate level hikers, with a goal to create a small network of hikers with similar hiking goals and hike together on a regular basis.
ABOUT OUR HIKES:
Each hike is typically with 3-5 people, occasionally 6. Most day hikes are 15-20 km at medium pace (4-4.5 km/hr) and adjusted for trail conditions.
This group is not suitable for people who want to hike at fast and steady pace throughout the hike - we slow down from time to time for various purposes. Please join us if you are able to stay flexible with the flow of each hike, with no expectation of a set return time.
We are an all-season hiking group, and best suited for hikers who want to stay active with the group by participating at least once a month (including winter). You will need microspikes to join our winter hikes. We hike in all but extreme weather conditions (such as days with warnings for extreme heat/cold, thunderstorms/lightening). If rain or winter stops you from hiking, this is not a group for you.
You can expect to drive 1-1.5 hours one way, occasionally 2 hours, to most hiking destinations. Some of the hikes will be a part of 2-day hiking weekends. While we encourage people to carpool with other drivers, you will need to have access to a vehicle yourself.
Many of our hikes are linear hikes that require car shuffles, and for this reason we are a non-smoking and a scent-free hiking group.
Members are asked to sign up only for the hikes that they fully intend to attend. A No Show will result in a removal of membership. As a small group we require a minimum 72 hours to cancel RSVP to allow others to plan and attend.
Most of the hikes are accompanied by our small dogs that are used to hiking the distance. One other dog may be added at the organizer's discretion. Please do not request to join if you do not like dogs or are indifferent about dogs.
RISKS & LIABILITIES:
Hiking can be a dangerous activity. When you hike with this group, you do so entirely at your own risk. You assume all liabilities for any personal injury, damage, or even death that may arise as a direct or indirect result of your participation in any of our hikes, and waive your rights to seek compensation of any kind. You are required to sign our Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk when you join.
Our membership base will remain very small, about 12 members or so. We are looking for only a small number of hikers who want to participate with this group on a regular basis. All participants are required to be a member, to encourage active participation. Because it is such a small group, inactive members will be removed to make room for active participants.
If you are interested in joining us, please complete all profile questions. Request with only partial answers may be declined. Thank you for your interest.
** This group will run privately outside of Meetup in the early part of 2017 **