About

A safe and enjoyable hike for all is the intent of these walks and hikes. Some of these hikes will be over rough terrain, steep slopes, wet and muddy patches with stream crossings. These walks and hikes are not suitable for young children or those with mobility issues. The hike leader will adhere to the following:

Hike Guidelines

  • The hike leader has the right to cancel, or terminate, the hike at any time if weather, trail, or other conditions warrant.
  • The hike leader has the right to evaluate all participants for the hike.
  • The hike leader has the right to determine if a participant has the proper equipment, including but not limited to footwear, clothing, etc., needed for the hike.
  • The hike leader has the right to determine if a participant has the necessary ability and experience needed for the hike.
  • The hike leader has the right to limit the number of people who participate in a hike
  • The hike leader may refuse to permit a person from participating in a hike if that person fails to meet any of the above criteria.
  • The hike leader may refuse to permit a person from participating in a hike if that person does not agree to stay with the group and abide by the leader’s decisions.

Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION CAREFULLY YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A RELEASE BEFORE EACH HIKE/WALK WITH LEDYARDWALKS.COM

All participants must sign this document. Participants under 18 years of age (hereafter “Miner/minor”) parents or legal guardians (hereafter collectively “Guardians/guardians”) must sign for their accompanying minor. In consideration of the services of LedyardWalks.com, an online blog about hiking and walking, its originator, contributors, volunteers (including hike leaders) and all other persons or entities associated with it (collectively referred to as “LedyardWalks”), I (participant and guardians of minor participant(s)) acknowledge and agree as follows:

LedyardWalks volunteer led walks, hikes, educational and/or adventure activities are volunteer led, and are not paid professional guides or leaders. In all activities, ALL PARTICIPANTS SHARE IN THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF THE GROUP. Participants, and Guardians for Minor participants take responsibility for having adequate knowledge, skills, physical conditioning, supplies, and equipment (including clothing, etc.) for these activities.

Risks are inherent in these activities. Risks may include, but are not limited to, ground, water, and weather conditions, unanticipated delays, detours, medical emergencies, equipment failures, accidents in route to rendezvous and/or activity, etc. I understand that LedyardWalks cannot foresee or eliminate risks or assure participant’s safety. I agree that I am voluntarily participating and am aware of these risks. I agree that the designated volunteer leader has:

    • The right to cancel, or terminate, the hike at any time if weather, trail, or other conditions warrant,
    • The right to evaluate all participants for the hike,
    • The right to determine if a participant has the proper equipment, including but not limited to footwear, clothing, etc., needed for the hike,
    • The right to determine if a participant has the necessary ability and experience needed for the hike,
    • The right to limit the number of people who participate in a hike,
    • The right to refuse to permit a person from participating in a hike if that person fails to meet any of the above criteria,
    • The right to refuse to permit a person from participating in a hike if that person does not agree to stay with the group and abide by the leader’s decisions.

I as a Participant, and/or Guardian for a minor Participant(s) agree to release LedyardWalks, its originator, contributors, volunteers (including hike leaders) and all other persons or entities associated with it, in regards to any and all claims, liabilities, suits, or expense (including reasonable costs and attorney fees) for any injury, damage, death, or other loss to me or my accompanying minor resulting from enrollment and participation in the LedyardWalks activity.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. I was over at Lady Calen’s blog, reading her post on trees, and saw you responded, and well, of course, the first thing which caught my attention is your handle Taohobo; the Tao part specifically. I just wanted to come over and see what you were writing about, and found quite lovely moments. I read your about, above, and as the words, ‘wandering wanderer’ came into my consciousness, I automatically read it as “The Wandering Taoist.” It’s a book a read many, many years ago. I was going to follow your blog, but not sure how to do that. I don’t see a follow option. Still, hello, and wishing you happy journeys as you go. 🙂

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