July 2021 Update
We will continue with the current sign up sheet which has been updated to allow for up to 8 hikers in a group. As we have been operating for the past few months, this approach is dependent on someone initiating a hike by entering a trail and agreeing to lead an easy, moderate or difficult hike. Hikers can monitor the sheet to see what hikes are available and sign up to join a group or initiate a group. The sign up sheet will be shared with everyone who registered last year and indicated an interest in hiking. In order to provide the safest environment for all based on the current CDC recommendations and understanding of vaccination efficacy, we do ask anyone who is not vaccinated to plan to drive themselves and not join in the carpools to the trailhead. When signing up for a hike, we ask everyone to choose the appropriate choice from the drop down list (the row below where you enter your email id). Choices are: 1. will drive myself (for non-vaccinated hikers), 2. Carpool – driver or 3. Carpool – non driver. Any other considerations regarding covid protocols will be left up to the individual groups to discuss and decide…
Here is a link to get to Summer 2021 Hiking Sign-Up sheet: https://tinyurl.com/9rjvnh4w
Carpool Expense: Riders should give their driver $10.00 to cover expenses for the longer destinations and $5 for the closer trail heads.
Hike Details: The Washington Trails Association is a good resource if you would like a description of a hiking trail. –> http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes
All Hikers: Please review the tips below including the Ten Essentials for hikers. Additional information and resources are on the Tips Page .
TIPS FOR HIKER CHICKS
- Carry the 10 Essentials -> [download id=”6″]
- Review the information about preventing tick bites.
- Bring more water than you think you might drink.
- Arrive at the departure point at the designated time.
- Contact the leader if you are running late or unable to hike after making a reservation.
- Bring cash to pay your driver. If you ride up with one person and back with another split the cash.
- Along the trail stay with one or two other hikers to help each other.
- Tell the leader or your hiking buddies if you have a health condition that might need attention.
- Read about the hike so that you will understand the challenge.
- Three easy and inexpensive references that Hiker Chicks have found useful are Day Hiking North Cascades by Craig Romano, Hiking Whatcom County by Ken Wilcox and Don’t Waste Your Time in the North Cascades by Kathy and Craig Copeland.
Hiking Memories: With our great appreciation to hiking friends who’ve shared pictures with the group; below are only a few of the many good pictures of our hiking days.
Hikers’ Potluck Lunch and Meeting – November 15, 2019 Photo by Elaine Cress