Q:How much does it cost to join the Hiking Club ?
A: Dues are $10 per person for the year, which begins in September.
Q:When are meetings held ?
A: On the third Thursday of each month - September through April - 7 PM, Tuscany Falls Clubhouse Ballroom.
Q:When are the hikes ?
A: Late September to early May: "B" rated hikes on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; "C" rated hikes on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, "D" rated hikes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Saturdays. From May until mid September there are two to four hikes per week.
Q:How often do I have to hike ?
A: Only when you want to. Members are expected to attend meetings and participate in some manner.
Q:What do I have to do for my first hike ?
Q:How do I arrange to go on a hike ?
A: Just come to the Eagles Nest clubhouse at the appointed time on the day of the hike. No pre-registration is necessary. You may call the listed hike leader with any questions beforehand .
Q:How do I learn about the details of a particular hike ?
A: The schedules for the season contain a brief description of the hike, its length, and elevation. Also, a list of more detailed hike descriptions is emailed to members for each month. That list is available on this website, and noted at the "Upcoming Hikes" entries on the Home Page.
Q:How do I get to the trail ?
A: All hike groups meet at the Eagles Nest Clubhouse and carpool to the trails. Directions to the trail head are provided.
Q:Who pays for gas ?
A: A defined formula determines the recommended donation each passenger contributes to the driver; based on the distance to the trailhead, the week's price of gasoline, and any entrance fees. The basic formula is:
Up to 140 miles = [(round trip miles / 15 * gas price) + park fee] / 3 (rounding up).
Over 140 miles = [(round trip miles / 20 * gas price) + park fee] / 3 (rounding up).
Then add $1 rider fee, add $1 if over 80 miles RT,
and add $1 if on a dirt road over one mile RT
(Donation = Fee +rider + >80 + dirt).
Always pay park fee.
Always round up.
If only one car with 1 rider, multiply suggested donation by 1.5
If only one car with 2 riders, multiply suggested donation by 1.25
IF only one car with 3 or more riders, use suggested donation
If 2 or more cars, collect suggested donation for all riders & divide by number of cars - Each driver gets the same amount.