This is a meetup group for the laid back, outdoor personality type. For people who like to spend a few hours hiking a trail or around a State Park or spending a few nights on a campout adventure. For people who are independent, but also like to get together with a group and share a beer over a campfire. For people who like to watch the moon rise as well as the sunrise! From the experienced backpacker, to people who are trying camping for the first time, we are a community of outdoor enthusiasts that are making an effort to reach out and meet new people, see new places, hike new trails and enjoy the company of others while doing these activities. One of the most important things about our group is to get out of the city and connect with nature. If any of this sounds like your "cup of tea" join us for a hike or campout and see how things go!
We REQUIRE a picture on your MCBH group profile that clearly shows your face and head. An event host MUST BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE YOU by your picture at the start of an event. Please make sure you have an acceptable picture uploaded to MeetUp BEFORE completing your request to join our group as changing it after requesting is much more difficult.
A close-up without hats or sunglasses is best. We believe this is a common courtesy to our event leaders, who make an effort to identify everyone before leaving on a hike.
If there is a specific reason you chose not to post this type of photo please send a message to the group organizer that there is a reason, not what it is unless you chose to, and we'll work something out.
Our event hosts make an effort to identify everyone when they arrive for an event so they can introduce themselves and so no one gets left behind. Please keep in mind that the hosts and other members will probably be looking at your picture on their phone so a close up head shot is appreciated. If you have any concerns over this policy please contact the organizer directly.
This is intended to be an active group with members who participate in our events or at least stay aware of the events we are offering. Periodically the Organizer will review member participation information provided by MeetUp.com. This information is based on your RSVPs, events attended and your review of our group page or event calendar. If this information shows you have not at least viewed our calendar or an event page for more than 1 year you may be removed from the group.
Because of flaws in the MeetUp software we recommend doing this on a computer NOT ON A SMART PHONE at least once a year.
At this time we do not have member dues or event fees (The organizer and event hosts are volunteers not making anything from this group). We do however have expenses due to MeetUp.com of $200 per year! Please help support the group with a contribution using the "Chip In" button on the left side of your member profile page.
OUR GROUP IS MEMBER DRIVEN! Please consider hosting a hike, campout or other activity in your area. Ideas, with all the details, can be sent to the Organizer, Mike Galezio, and I can post it to our calendar! Anyone suggesting or posting an event can be set up as the host. I will do this automatically unless you request otherwise.