TRIP PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES
We would like
all trip participants to help ensure that all of the trips and events go
smoothly by following these guidelines.
choosing events, be realistic about what you choose: Physically strenuous trips or
those requiring special skills or equipment will not be fun for anyone if you
are not ready for them. We have tried to describe them accurately to help you
decide. Some events are limited in size as well.
email: Email the
trip organizer prior to the trip if you have any questions, but please do check
the emails before contacting the organizer to see if your question was already
answered. If you have any medical conditions or other issues, please let the
trip leader know privately prior to the trip.
3) Be ready to
start the trip on time: For early trips, this will mean bringing your pack or gear
to breakfast, already dressed for the activity. Lunches can be packed and water
bottles filled at breakfast. You may want to get to the early range of
breakfast time. Be at the meeting place ready to go on time; trips will not
4) If you are
willing to drive, we would appreciate it: Bring your keys to the meeting
place, and let the organizer know how many you can take. Filling up your gas
tank prior to the event will help the group start on time. Typically,
riders will chip in for gas and tolls.
5) Walk softly
in the wilderness: Use low-impact practices to minimize your effect on the
outdoors. This includes staying on trails, not littering, proper sanitation,
6) Follow any
special requests or rules for a specific trip:
Trip leaders and outfitters want to ensure your safety, so your cooperation is important. Wearing of
safety gear, such as helmets, lifejackets, or harnesses, where relevant, is not
optional, unless designated as such by the trip leader or outfitter.
Be Flexible: Conditions,
including weather, trail conditions, group speed, and time may mean trip
JOC prides itself on the warm and welcoming
atmosphere on its events. Help out by greeting and welcoming ne faces.