SAFETY GUIDELINES

CLUB HIKING GUIDELINES
SAFETY AND LIABILITY POLICY

The Safety and Liability Policy is part of the Emergency Contact Sheet that should be used for sign in on every hike. The form can be downloaded here.

  • All hikers must RSVP to hike via our Meetup page

  • Each hiker is responsible for his or her safety and must assume all risk and liability when hiking with the Greenville Natural History Association. Hike leaders and officers shall not be liable for any injuries, loss or damage to persons or property arising from any hikes, activities or travel by car. By signing up to hike with GNHA, you agree to accept all responsibility for keeping yourself and others protected via current best guidelines against COVID-19, and hold harmless GNHA and their officers and members.

  • Always wear suitable clothing, sturdy footwear (hiking ​boots or shoes), bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch, bring rain gear when inclement weather is predicted.

  • Do not attempt any hike beyond your ability; if there is any question about the trail, rating of the hike, or conditions, contact the leader.

  • Arrive 15 minutes early to form carpools.  Offer driver gas money as noted in the hike description (“Drive RT” cost is $0.08 per mile).  Hikes leave promptly at the published start time.

  • Sign in before the hike with an emergency phone number.

  • Notify leader of any special conditions you may have (e.g. injury, illness, etc.).

  • Do not hike ahead of leader without specific permission.  

  • Consider wearing blaze orange clothing or hat during hunting season.          

  • Minors must be accompanied by their parent.

  • Sorry, no pets on hikes.