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General Information

Signing up for hikes:
Please read the entire hike description including the hike ratings. Make sure you are signing up for a hike that is within your hiking ability. We generally check the attendee list about 1 hour before we go. If you sign up “Yes” and can't make it, please remove your name or contact the hike leader if it's less than 1 hour. See the No Show policy for more information.

Equipment:
Please make sure you are adequately equipped for any hike. See our page on what gear you should bring: What Hiking Gear do I Need?

Medical Conditions / Emergency Contact:
- If you have any type of medical condition, please inform the organizer at the beginning of the hike.
- We urge you to carry emergency contact information on your person. In case of emergency it should have next of kin, doctors, insurance, and any medical/allergy information that a care provider may need to know.

Liability Release Forms:
All of our hikes are covered by our liability release form. You will be asked to sign one before you attend our hikes. You can see a copy of it here: Liability Waiver. It covers Organizers and Attendees.

Hiking in a Group
It is really hard on everyone if someone gets separated from the group. To avoid this:

  • We generally designate and front person and sweeper (someone at the back). Please stay in between these people
  • If you're in front, check periodically to make sure people are with you
  • If you're in the rear and find yourself falling behind alert someone in front of you
  • If you need to "use the facilities", make sure someone knows what you are doing. The group will frequently stop for snack and “nature” breaks.


If you get separated, stay where you are, UNLESS YOU ARE POSITIVE of the way. Then return to the LAST PLACE you saw others. If you have the slightest doubt, don't move. Upon separation, the use of a whistle is more effective than yelling:
  • 3 rapid blasts = distress.
  • 1 blast = inquiry/searching
  • 2 blast = response "I hear you"


1 minute should pass before repeating. Therefore, a whistle is a good item for all to carry.

When you hike with us, you are not hiking alone. It is YOUR responsibility to stay with the group
or let others know what you are doing.

No-Show Policy
Please read our No-Show policy and be sure you understand it.

How To Download Pictures
Thanks to Kathleen Burch for writing this. How to Download a Photo Link

Happy Trails to all!

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Donations November 1, 2013 1:28 PM Dave G.
2-11-2013 Letter to Members February 12, 2013 6:20 AM Dave G.
What hiking gear do I need? May 14, 2012 12:24 PM Kathleen B.
No Show Policy March 20, 2012 6:17 PM Kathleen B.
Fire and Satellite Information June 25, 2013 6:00 AM Dave G.
How to download a photo September 20, 2010 12:42 PM Kathleen B.
Hike Effort and Pace Description July 5, 2012 8:46 PM Santa Fe Hiking A.
Michael Gallagher Photography June 14, 2012 5:24 PM Michael
Member Businesses December 30, 2011 1:08 PM Kathleen B.
General Information May 14, 2012 11:10 AM Kathleen B.
Night Hike Poem @Santa Fe Literary Review Reading May 25, 2010 3:56 PM Sean K.
Get the best from your poems! April 8, 2009 6:37 PM Jill B.

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