Event Guidelines

Before participating in any event participants should review the following:


  •  Check with leader before activity to confirm details and any changes
  • Arrive a little early at rendezvous point as posted in the club schedule
  • Listen to leader and follow instructions
  • Stay in groups with a minimum of three persons except with permission of activity leader in areas with heavy traffic
  • No pets, smoking, or alcoholic beverages are allowed on activities
  • Read and sign the Waiver and Release of Liability prior to activity.
  • For minors to participate, each must have a waiver signed by their parent/legal guardian
  • Carry day hike essentials
  • Contribute to driver for fuel. A maximum of 10 cents per mile may be assessed to cover actual cost (at driver’s discretion)


  • Day Pack
  • Sun Protection (Sunglasses, lip balm, sun screen)
  • Navigation (map/compass)
  • Multi-tool and repair kit (duct tape, clothing repair items, etc.)
  • Fire (Waterproof matches, lighter, or chemical fire starter and candle)
  • First aid kit (with moleskin for blister prevention)
  • Lighting with spare batteries and bulb (hands free headlamp recommended)
  • Toilet kit (paper & trowel)
  • Food & water (snacks and/or lunch for trail plus extra for emergency)
  • Whistle (accessible outside of pack)
  • Activity appropriate clothing and footwear and extra clothing
  • Emergency shelter (such as Mylar blanket, tarp, etc.)
  • Rain protection

An excellent resource for complete gear for various conditions can be found at:

DEGREES OF DIFFICULTY (hike, snow shoe, and XC ski)

(E) – Easy Shorter distance usually on relatively flat ground (up to 6 miles with less than 1000 ft. e.g.)
(M) – Moderate Medium distance with more elevation gain (over 6 miles with over 1000 ft. e.g.)
(S) – Strenuous Long distance with significant elevation gain (over 9 miles with over 2000 ft. e.g.)
Rev. 3/25/10

Guests must contact the activity leader before participation in any event.

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