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Blue Ridge Hiking Club
Hike Leader Guide, Information and Resources

For Hike Leaders

HIKE LEADERS are the backbone of the club. Without hike leaders we can’t hike as a club.  The process is pretty simple. If you are a new hike leader consider asking one of the more experienced club members to co-lead a hike.

Contact the appropriate Hike Coordinator to volunteer. Select a hike you feel comfortable leading. (Check the Club Calendar for some of the more popular hikes.)  Then, prior to your hike date, print the Hike Leader Waiver Forms and print the Hike Leader Checklist, which contains suggestions to ensure a safe and enjoyable hike. (links below)

During the days before the hike take phone calls from those coming (take their names and phone numbers so you can notify them in case of hike changes)

Make arrangements for a meeting place and time.

Arrange for spotting cars if necessary.

Have everyone sign the release form at the beginning of the hike. 

As you lead the hike make sure to account for all the hikers. Use another hiker as a rear sweep to make sure that nobody is left behind if you think it’s necessary.

Return the signed release forms to the president. 
Above all, HAVE FUN!!!!