Meanderthal Hike Leaders/Co-ordinators Guidelines
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Provide an adequate description of the hike:
Elevation gain, total distance, approximate TOTAL length of day from meet and back -
Set Maximum number for hike:
Suggested number of participants is 12, plus the leader, but left to the discretion of the leader.
Notify extra applicants of your intentions so they can withdraw and apply to other hikes if they wish.
Set Minimum number for hike:
Recommended 6, for safety reasons.
Appoint a strong hiker to bring up the rear:
Assign a sweep. If the group is large and breaks into two , you must assign another leader and sweep for the second group.
Keep the group together:
Make sure there is periodic communication between the leader and the sweep.
Role of the leader in case of an accident
In the rare instance where a participant has problems or needs more time, appoint at least TWO hikers to accompany the individual to the end of the hike and to stay with the hiker. In the case the leader decides to be one of these individuals, appoint a leader for the rest of the group.
Share the cost of driving