What we're about
The group is best suited for experienced hikers.
Our hikes tend to be between 17 to 20 miles, with lots of climbing.
Expect an average moving pace of around 3 mph.
We regroup at trail junctions, but other than lunch, we don't take many other breaks.
Please keep in mind that the hikes the led by the organizers, who wish to share their favorite hikes with others. They do not have special leadership or first-aid training.
Participants release the organizers and other participants from all liability. Each hiker is responsible for their own actions and safety.
Bring at least 2 to 3 quarts of water, lunch and snacks. Walking poles also helpful for the steep hills.
Check the website the morning of the hike to make sure there are no last minute change.
We depart promptly at the scheduled time.
Members that repeatedly no-show or cancel at the last minute will be dropped from the group.
Maps of places we usually hike:
South side of Mt. Tam
North side of Mt. Tam
The Organizers in this group are volunteers. We are not professional guides. The sole role of the organizer is to organize the event. Joining the hikes with The Marin and Sonoma Distance Hikers Meetup Group is entirely voluntary. Participants signing up for an event fully understand the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer and Assistant Organizers of the Marin and Sonoma Distance Hikers Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities. Each person who signs up for an event is responsible for their own safety.
It is each hiker's responsibility to ensure that they are sufficiently prepared, fit and healthy to participate in the event. You are expected to bring sufficient water, food, and appropriate clothing, as well as first aid and any other necessary equipment. Hike organizers make no warranties about the quality, safety, or supervision of these activities. By signing for an event, you are accepting all the rules of the event.
IMPORTANT: The organizers are a non-profit group of volunteers. We are NOT responsible for anyone's safety. We are not responsible for any incident during the event. We are NOT responsible for carpool arrangements to the Meetups, or for incidents during carpools.