Photographed by Jack Borak
Never been to an event before? Here are answers to some common questions. Just click on the link to see more.
I need to sign up ahead to attend an event?
Can non-members attend an event?
What if I have to leave early?
Are events repeated?
What is your cancellation policy?
How Do I contact a Leader?
Am I too youg/old?
Why join, Sierra Singles?
How do I join?
No reservations are required, unless specified in the write-up . Just show up at the meeting place at the time specified in the write-up.
Non-members are welcome on our events on a trial basis, but if you attend our events regularly, we do expect you to join the Loma Prieta Sierra Singles.
Yes, come and have a good time. Please notify your leader at the beginning of the hike you will be leaving early. Be sure sign out early with the leader before you leave. It's a good idea to ask if there is a trail that you should use to make your return move direct. Do not, abandon the leader on the trail. Leaders are concerned for your safety and keep track of the particiapates. If the headcount doesn't match the number of people sign in the leader will stop the hike to look for you.. If you can't be found, they may contact the rangers to start a larger search for you.
Yes. Some of our recurring events include Volleyball on Mondays, the newcomer's hike, the Wednesday Walkers. Events that are well-attended are apt to be repeated. Another way to ensure that an event you like is offered is to become a leader yourself and offer it (see How to Become a Leader page).
If reservations are required for the event, the leader will contact you to let you know if it has been cancelled. For all other events, leaders show up 99% of the time. However, last-minute personal circumstances may occasionally keep them from attending. Even if the leader is unable to attend, they will contact another leader to substitute.. Check the write-up for special circumstances like "rain cancels."
The leader's contact information will be included in the write-up. If you need to telephone a leader, please try to contact them 24 hours before the event. Also, please try to call between the hours of 9:00am and 9:00pm.
Not all of the hikes on our schedule are diffucult. There are usually a few easy hikes you can try. We also other events that are not hikes like dinner and a movie, games night and volleyball. The newsletter specifies the pace and altitude, so there are no rude surprises. To see a sample our our activities, check out our events page
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