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Hello hiker!

Our hiking group is for nature lovers who would rather spend their weekends in the great outdoors than in the shopping mall.

'Happy When I'm Hiking' promotes connecting people with nature by getting them outdoors to decrease stress, get fitter, healthier and inspired! Do we sound like your kinda "tribe?"

We are open to anyone over the age of 18 who craves the the nature connection. Respect for the environment and each other, friendly, generous and open-mindedness are the prerequisites for becoming a Happy Hiker. Our focus is on "camaraderie on the trail" and safety while having a ton of fun out in the bush — so a sense of humor is a must with us!

***WARNING! — Our calendar is VERY active ALL four seasons and may be beneficial to your health***


Our vision for 2016 is to create an active group of outdoorsy people who think nothing of hiking at least once a week..for 52 weeks!

Requirements for membership application:

1. Legal name (e.g., Susan J,  Matt B., etc., NOT Xxx123, Aussie1, etc.)

2. A recent clear photo of yourself that identifies you (without sunglasses)

3. All the questions earnestly answered (Yes, instead of y)

4. "Yes" to having read the group rules and that you agree to abide by: http://www.meetup.com/Keep-calm-and-hike/ab...

5. Membership is for ONE PERSON.  You cannot join as a couple or a group.

If any of the above requirements are not met, your membership application will be rejected.

Members who are accepted and wish to participate in our events will be requested to pay an annual subscription fee. Regular members who are experienced in hiking/kayaking/rock-climbing/rogaining/orienteering are encouraged to host a few events with this group and have the fee waived.

We do hikes of many varying levels and each one could require different skills or abilities with the ultimate goal of having a fun and enjoyable experience. Our hikes and other activities are a great way to relieve stress, enjoy some exercise, and “unplug” while enjoying the variety of what "Mother Nature" has to offer.

As a group, we limit our hikes to small groups for the comfort and consideration of others and to better enjoy the environment. Hiking in large groups is not fun for you or anyone else on the trail or the event hosts. Giving back is important to us and our members and we pledge to practice Leave No Trace (LNT) outdoor ethics.

Our hiking pace varies according to terrain and weather conditions, keeping safety, exercise and enjoyment as guiding principles. How strenuous and how much you are willing to push yourself on a hike is different for everyone and one of the main reasons we try to mix up the hikes offered. While we may sometimes push the group to pick up the pace, we do like to take in the surroundings as well as enjoy the company of the great people who love a challenge!

If you like our approach to hiking, then please join us in the adventure!

Looking forward to meeting you on the trail!

Susan

We're 1,013 Happy Hikers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, 7 December 2016 6:00 PM

    Summer Twilight Walk - Maribyrnong River *Beginner friendly*

    2 Happy Hikers attending
  • Saturday, 10 December 2016 9:30 AM

    Sorrento Ferry, Queenscliff & Point Lonsdale Coastal Hike: 16 kms

    19 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 15 December 2016 6:30 PM

    Fortnightly Sunset Mt Lofty Walks

    4 Happy Hikers attending
  • Saturday, 17 December 2016 11:00 AM

    **Christmas Picnic At Hanging Rock**

    9 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 29 December 2016 6:30 PM

    Fortnightly Sunset Mt Lofty Walks

    1 Happy Hikers attending
  • Sunday, 8 January 2017 4:00 PM

    Routeburn-Caples Tracks, Fiordland, New Zealand

    10 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 12 January 2017 6:30 PM

    Fortnightly Sunset Mt Lofty Walks

    1 Happy Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, 24 January 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Q&A for Happy Hikers

    1 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 26 January 2017 6:30 PM

    Fortnightly Sunset Mt Lofty Walks

    1 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 26 January 2017 7:00 PM

    Australia Day Accommodated Weekend - Day Hikes & Nature Walks in Warbuton

    3 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 9 February 2017 6:30 PM

    Fortnightly Sunset Mt Lofty Walks

    1 Happy Hikers attending
  • Saturday, 11 February 2017 9:00 AM

    Major Mitchell Plateau Overnight Hike - The Grampians

    2 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 23 February 2017 6:30 PM

    Fortnightly Sunset Mt Lofty Walks

    1 Happy Hikers attending
  • Saturday, 4 March 2017 9:00 AM

    Clearwater Creek - Lerderderg Gorge

    1 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 9 March 2017 6:30 PM

    Fortnightly Sunset Mt Lofty Walks

    1 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 23 March 2017 6:30 PM

    Fortnightly Sunset Mt Lofty Walks

    1 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 6 April 2017 6:30 PM

    Fortnightly Sunset Mt Lofty Walks

    1 Happy Hikers attending
  • Friday, 7 April 2017 7:00 AM

    Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne 2017 - Get your team together!

    2 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 20 April 2017 6:30 PM

    Fortnightly Sunset Mt Lofty Walks

    1 Happy Hikers attending
  • Thursday, 4 May 2017 6:30 PM

    Fortnightly Sunset Mt Lofty Walks

    1 Happy Hikers attending
 
Founded 27 Aug 2013

Organisers:

Susan The Happy Hiker, Tyrone
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