IMPORTANT NEW INFO FOR CHC HIKERS: COVID Safety, Sign Ups, Carpools, etc.
*** RAIN, SNOW, ICE, HIGH WINDS, FIRE, LOW/HIGH TEMPERATURES CANCEL HIKES ***
Dear Hiking Friends:
READ THIS INFORMATION BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR OUR HIKES:
(Due to the limited space in each Hike, this is being sent directly to every member)
»»»If you are not feeling well, please stay home and get better.
GROUP SIZE will be limited to a final 25 for now. Only show up if you signed up and are on the MeetUp “Attending” list. We will turn away Unregistered or Wait Listed hikers at the trailhead, so do not embarrass yourself! MeetUp moves you up off the WAIT LIST to “Attending” automatically when someone drops out, so check back before hike day. Registrants, PLEASE respect those on the Wait List by canceling your RSVP if your plans change. Hikers who register but have a trend of “No shows” will be dropped from membership.
The club and its leaders will no longer organize CARPOOLS for liability reasons. Network with fellow hikers and use MeetUp Messaging (see MeetUp link above) to help coordinate carpools. We provide directions to the trail head.
NO PLUS 1’s. Due to the limited number of hiking spots, and the need for each person to read and understand the safety rules, please have your guest sign up as a member of our club, there is no fee.
Everyone needs to sign a WAIVER/ SIGN IN SHEET at the trailhead before hiking and sign out after, so we know you have returned.
Practice PHYSICAL DISTANCING (i.e. a trekking pole apart) at the trailhead, when snacking as a group and along the trail. Bring a Mask, in case you cannot avoid being close to others or need to help someone. Respect others’ space and if you cannot, wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Unvaccinated people must wear a face covering outdoors whenever Physical Distancing (PD) is not possible.
We are not monitoring VACCINATION status. If you are uncomfortable with others’ PD, politely let them know or wear a mask. Vaccination is encouraged but vaccination debates are not – we are here to hike!
KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS. Reading the Hike Description, Hike Rating of Difficulty and the Leader’s notes on what to bring. Decide if you are capable of completing the hike. If in doubt, ask the Leader using Meet Up Messaging.
Thank you for your understanding and willingness to help us all be as safe as possible on the trail.
Hike Leader and Meet Up Master
The Community Hiking Club