Hiking Protocols for Leaders, Hikers and Emergencies
Members are reminded that the club is primarily a group hiking club and does not foster competitive hiking (fastest, longest, highest, etc.) Members who wish to challenge themselves in this way should do so outside the club. You may download and print these protocols from the Documents page.
recce your hike shortly before the scheduled date
safety is first and foremost on all hikes
describe hike and give DoD
be cognizant of members' situations
keep a cohesive group
know your limitations (very important)
be prepared for all weather conditions
carry a first aid kit*
respect/obey the leader
be aware of your surroundings and do not endanger fellow hikers
let someone know if you are taking a personal moment (so you don’t get left behind)
Emergency Protocols Hikers should be self-sufficient regarding food, water, clothing and first aid. Each emergency will be accessed on its own merits however the following protocols should be considered:
the hike leader should be in charge of delegating responsibilities pertaining to the emergency or delegate someone willing to take over.
if a member cannot continue the hike and is injured or must return to the cars no less than 3 other members will accompany him/her.
it is advisable to carry a cell phone if you have one.