Legal Waiver for the Dayton Hikers
In consideration for being permitted to participate in Dayton Hikers and or Dayton Hikers events, I fully understand that outdoor activities can be dangerous and that the dangers inherent in such activities, including but not limited to exposure to severe weather, encounters with dangerous animals, equipment failure and misuse of equipment by myself and others, could result in my suffering serious bodily injury and/or death and I HEREBY: RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT Dayton Hikers, Meetup.com, leaders and/or participants in any activities and or any of the individual organizers or members of the club, or hold them in any way responsible for any injuries, incidents or other problems to both person, property and schedule.
I further expressly agree that the foregoing release, waiver and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law and if any portion thereof is invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, not withstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
The Legal Stuff: Your hike leader is just a fellow member volunteer. By participating in this hike, you assume all risks of liability and injury inherent in hiking activities. You are responsible for your own safety and for determining if you are in a condition fit to participate. If you have any doubts, you should consult your doctor. You are also responsible for knowing and abiding by all laws and park rules during your participation on this hike.
Children: You must be 18 y/o to participate on this hike or be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is responsible for you. If bringing a child, please make sure that he or she is old enough and experienced enough to hike the full trail, to keep up with the group and to behave appropriately so that they do not disturb the other hikers. Sorry, but no infants, toddlers or children under 10 years old. As the adult responsible for bringing a child, you agree to the waivers and “legal stuff” on behalf of such child and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless your hike leader, group organizer and Dayton Hikers from any liability whatsoever for the child’s presence at and/or participation on this hike.
Lighting: Please be advised that all hikers using the trail after sunset and before sunrise should carry a light with them to provide safe passage (in some parks, this is mandated by law).
Guests: Guests of members are welcome, but they MUST READ and agree to the “legal stuff” and Dayton Hikers Legal Waivers page to participate. By coming on this hike as a guest, each guest represents that he or she has read and agreed to the “legal stuff” and the waivers. Also, by bringing a guest, you represent and warrant that you have notified your guest of the waivers and “legal stuff”, that your guest has agreed to same and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless your hike leader, group organizer and Dayton Hikers from any liability whatsoever for the guest’s presence at and/or participation on this hike.
Dogs: Finally, in parks where they are permitted, dogs are welcomed on my hikes as long as they are well-behaved and on a leash no more than 6′ long, no flexies. You are responsible to pick up after them during the hike and to keep them from disturbing the other hikers. Please keep in mind that my hikes tend to have a fairly large number of hikers. If your dog has not experienced hiking in a large group, it may be overwhelming, even if your dog is normally sociable.