The group's goal is to allow people to explore, exercise and socialize while capturing wonderful memories.
The hikes and activities will vary in difficulty with most classified as intermediate to difficult. Harder events could be screened to ensure participants are capable of completing the event. Please consider easier events for your first time out.
The actives are for all four seasons and include but not limited to;
Additionally there will be a variety of other activities or social events. We are open to consider your idea for events.
The goal of the group is to provide a venue for exercise and meeting new people with similar interests.
Respecting and integrity of members is important.
The group is inclusive and anyone can join.
It is not intended to be used for dating, political agenda, etc
If you cannot attend an event you signed up for please remove yourself 24 hours before event starts. Cancellation with less or no notice maybe considered a NO-SHOW. Repeat NO-SHOWs will result in suspension from attending or removal from the group.
Please only sign up for one meetup event during a particular time period, If you are signed up for two conflicting events you risk being removed.
Easy: Less than 10 km, Cumulative elevation gain under 1500 ft, minimal challenging terrain.
Intermediate: 10-20 km in Quebec, 10-15 km in US, Cumulative elevation gain 1000-3000 ft. Some challenging terrain that may require using your hands to help climb or maintain balance.
Difficult: 20-25 km in Quebec, 15-25 km in US. Cumulative elevation gain 2500-5000 ft. Challenging terrain that will require regularly using your hands to scramble/climb the trail and maintain balance and safety.
Advanced: Extra long hikes 20 km +, Cumulative elevation gain 4500 ft+, difficult terrain that require extra care, steep sections will be encountered.
Please be careful with what hikes you sign up for, less experienced members are encouraged to start off with a Easy or Intermediate hike before trying a Difficult or Advanced hike.
The hikes are generally rated in the event heading to give an idea of how difficult the hike will be. The rating can be assigned based on a combination of factor such as;
-Length of hikes.
-Cumulative elevation gain. This means how much you are hiking upwards throughout the hike.*
-Steepness to be encountered.
* If Cumulative elevation gain can not be determined, an estimate will made from
Elevation: Highest point of hike/mountain from sea level
Elevation gain: Hike/Mountain elevation minus starting elevation
A combination of ratings can also be assigned (example Intermediate/Difficult). It is best to read the event description for the reasons of the rating.