Welcome to Hiking Boots & Booze! While our name might lead you to think this is a dedicated drinking group, our events are all about hiking throughout the Hudson Valley region, then enjoying a beverage and food afterward, but always at your discretion. Hiking is the main event, and members are never required to participate in the drink and food component afterward.
Hikes will range from short and easy to strenuous 6-hour excursions. On all hikes we will keep a moderately fast pace, so you should have some hiking experience, or at least be fit enough to keep the pace of the group. Safety is important and it is your responsibility to read each event description fully, along with any associated links, so that you come prepared.
**ATTENDANCE** Please be mindful of your reservations. If you commit to an event then decide not to go, or if your car breaks down, you become ill, or your gerbil just had babies, please change your r.s.v.p. IMMEDIATELY so the group is not standing around waiting for you. Anyone with 2 no-shows may be removed from the group without further notice.
Becoming a member of the Hiking Boots & Booze Meetup will also mean that you understand and agree with our disclaimer below.
DISCLAIMER: You are solely responsible for your safety and well-being on any event you attend. No Organizer, Host or other member of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. The Organizers and event hosts are not trained in any medical or rescue procedures, nor are they professional trail guides. Some hikes may be exploratory, meaning the Organizer or host has not previously hiked that particular trail or trail system. You therefore agree to accept all risks when you arrive to participate in any event scheduled. As a member of this group, you agree to release the Organizer, all event hosts and fellow members of any and all liability. If you decide to separate from the group during an event, you are responsible for your own safe return. By joining this group and attending an event, you are demonstrating that you understand you are responsible for your own safety as well as the safety of anyone who accompanies you as a guest on any event hosted by Hiking Boots & Booze Meetup. Any posted hike distance, duration, elevation, and difficulty are estimated and may not accurately represent the actual details of a particular hike.