So you’re interested in posting a hike? Fantastic!
Please take a moment to read a few suggestions on posting hikes.
I have detailed below, a few suggestions when preparing hikes to be posted. These suggestions are based on my own experience leading hikes and will help provide a consistent approach for all organisers and attendees.
- Understand how to grade your hike.
- Events that are easy/moderate (grade 2-3) I usually limit to 14-16 people.
- Events that are difficult (grade 4-5), overnight or multi-day, I suggest you ask questions about peoples capacity to undertake the hike and limit the number of attendees to 8-10 people.
- If you can, open RSVPs at least two weeks before the hike and close RSVPs 2-3 days before the hike. This gives you enough time to plan for last minute drop offs.
- Be proactive in monitoring your hike and answer members questions about the event.
- As the event host you are entitled to run the hike your way and I suggest you decline any members who you deem not suitable for that activity, even on the day of the hike, if they are not suitably prepared.
- It’s a good idea, when posting the hike, to link to the original source so that members can conduct their own research.
- Feel free to post a hike or activity on the same day another is scheduled. The more, the merrier.
- Try, as best you can, to complete all fields in the hike submission form and include a great image of the trail.
- If you have an comments and/or suggestions please feel free to get in touch with me directly.
Have a fantastic hike and thanks for helping others to discover their next adventure.