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General rules and liability waiver

Our mission, general rules and waiver of liability (it is not necessary for you to physically sign this for it to be in force, but you must agree to it to participate in our meetups) - please read!

1) Our main goal/ mission is to explore as many wonderful hikes/ snowshoe trails and restaurants/pubs/taverns as possible in a safe and responsible manner, so that members can get a greater sense of all that Colorado has to offer and enjoy. Some of these we have experienced before, but many will be new to us as well.

2) We are not a professional athletic organization. We will never claim to be experts in the athletic endeavors we organize. We are merely experienced hikers/ snowshoers/ outdoors people that can offer general common sense advice for an outing. Whether or not you follow these tips is entirely up to you and we are not responsible if you do not.

3) We are not a competitive organization, that is - we set a time and place to meet before an outing, sometimes an average expected time to finish an outing (this is very subjective), and an approximate time range to meet at a designated venue afterwards. We expect you to hike at your own pace, but understand that it is impractical for the group organizers to keep track of you the entire time on an outing.

4) This is a voluntary group, and as such, you participate on these outings at your own risk and are responsible for your own personal safety, the safety of your guests (and safety of your dogs, should you bring them). As mentioned above, we can offer tips that will minimize these risks, but cannot obviously eliminate them. Please try to use common sense and know your physical limits. We will not judge you if you participate at a slow pace, or cannot finish an event in its entirety. Try to be smart about this. We want everyone to have a safe, enjoyable time.

5) Although we get together afterwards at an establishment that typically serves alcohol, we are not responsible for you taking risks with alcohol consumption and driving. People that drive carpools should especially keep this in mind as you are obviously responsible for other people besides yourself and should make sure your insurance covers non-family members.


DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS TO PHYSICALLY SIGN THIS WAIVER FOR IT TO BE IN FORCE – AGREEMENT OF THESE TERMS ARE A CONDITION OF JOINING TRAILS AND ALES AND/OR PARTICIPAITING IN ANY ACTIVITY ORGANIZED BY TRAILS AND ALES.

Trails and Ales assumes ABSOLUTELY NO responsibility, including but not limited to injury or loss of any kind/form due to the use of information, or participating in activities found on this group/site. By becoming the member/participant of Trails and Ales, you agree to the terms and conditions of the group:

I understand that during my participation in the Trails and Ales outings, I may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in each outing and cannot be eliminated. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death (“Injuries and Damages”) from exposure to the hazards of travel and participating in the outdoors and Trails and Ales has not tried to contradict or minimize my understanding of these risks. I know that Injuries and damages can occur by natural causes or activities of other persons, animals, trip members, hiking organizers and assistant organizers or third parties, either as a result of negligence or because of other reasons. I understand that risks of such Injuries and damages are involved in such outings and I appreciate that I may have to exercise extra care for my own person and for others around me in the face of such hazards. I further understand that on this outing there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal with the Injuries and damages to which I may be exposed. In addition, I fully understand the risks of weather, climate, and other outdoor conditions that are foreseen or unforeseen that can risk injury and/or death that Trails and Ales assumes no responsibility for.

I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY Trails and Ales, its Organizers, event hosts and leaders from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, in any way connected with the Activity. I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS Trails and Ales and leaders from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while a participant on the Activity. I understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying me on the Activity.

If I bring guests to participate in the event I take full responsibility of the guests and agree to all above terms and conditions.

CARPOOLS:

Individuals interested in carpooling may voluntarily do so.
You are advised that the use of carpool system is voluntary and entirely at the discretion of participants. Trails and Ales or the organizers assume no responsibility.

It is the responsibility of individuals participating in a carpool to notify their insurance provider of their intent to carry non-family passengers and to ensure that they have adequate coverage to protect both themselves and their passengers. It is the responsibility of the individual accepting a ride in a carpool to ensure that the driver of the vehicle has an acceptable driving record is licensed accordingly and has adequate insurance to protect both driver and passengers.

Trails and Ales and organizers are no way responsible for verifying or certifying the reliability, driving ability or insurance status of drivers and participants using the system.
Acknowledgment of Member Responsibility, Express Assumption of Risk, and Release of Liability

PHOTOS OF THE ACTIVITIES:

While participating in the group activities, your photo may be taken and be posted on the group website by the event organizer or other participant. We cannot control other people taking photos and uploading it on to the site but we can remove photos. It is your responsibility to inform others if you do not wish to be photographed and inform us if any of your photos to be removed from the site.

I have read this document in its entirety and I freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages and notwithstanding such risks, I agree to participate in the Activity.
In consideration for my acceptance as a participant on this outing, and the services and amenities to be provided by the Trails and Ales in connection with the outing, I confirm my understanding that:

• I have read any rules and conditions applicable to the outing made available to me; I will pay any costs and fees for the outing; and I acknowledge my participation is at the discretion of the Organizer(s).

• The outing officially begins and ends at the location(s) designated by the Group organizer. The outing does not include carpooling, transportation, or transit to and from the outing, and I am personally responsible for all risks associated with this travel.

• If I decide to leave early and not to complete the outing as planned, I assume all risks inherent in my decision to leave and further waive all liability against Trails and Ales and its Organizer(s) arising from that decision. Likewise, if the Organizer(s) has concluded the outing and I decide to go forward without the leader, I assume all risks inherent in my decision to go forward and continue to waive all liability against Trails and Ales and its Organizer(s) arising from that decision. However, breaking away from an organizer(s) on/ during an outing may result in restriction or removal from Trails and Ales.

• This Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by State and Federal law. If any provision or any part of any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or legally unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and fully enforceable.

• To the fullest extent allowed by law, I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY Trails and Ales, its Organizers, directors, agents, and leaders from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and damages, even if caused by negligence of Trails and Ales, its Organizers, officers, directors, agents, and leaders, in any way connected with an outing. I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS Trails and Ales , its Organizers, officers, directors, agents, and leaders from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while a participant on the outing. I understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying me on the outing.

• I have read this document in its entirety and I freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and damages and notwithstanding such risks, I agree to participate in the outing.

IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS TO PHYSICALLY SIGN THIS WAIVER FOR IT TO BE IN FORCE – AGREEMENT OF THESE TERMS ARE A CONDITION OF JOINING TRAILS AND ALES AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTIVITY ORGANIZED BY TRAILS AND ALES.

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