To participate activity you must contact leader(s) in advance via phone (leaderís phone numbers are published on the CMC Newsletter and available to members only) or via e-mail. Due to the fact that all trip leaders are volunteers, please be courteous to make your call between 8:00pm-10:00pm unless noted otherwise.
What to Bring?
We recommended you to bring the following items for the trip:
Small backpack, hiking boots, wind/rain jacket, water, food (lunch), map of area, compass, watch, sun screen, first-aid kit. Pets might not allowed on certain trails. Dogs must be leashed all the time. Please check with leader before the trip. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages.
During the trip
Stay on the trail all the time. Do not litter. Be conscious to protect the environment
Follow leaderís pace, neither ahead nor falling too far behind. The leader should be told if you drop out, even temporarily. Courtesy to the leader and your fellow hiker.
Request for Carpool Transportation
CMCNY does not oversee, organize and/or is responsible for providing transportation or transit to and from any of the activity/outing(s).† For those individual(s) who is unable to travel to the activity/outing site on his/her own and is requesting carpool transportation accommodations, please inform the trip leader(s) in advance and he/she will ask fellow participants about possible carpool arrangements.† Please NOTE the carpool transportation arrangement is a direct relationship between the individual(s) requesting the transportation and the accommodating driver; the driver's requested reimbursement cost shall be paid directly to the driver prior to start of trip; and the driver shall solely determine the pick-up and drop-off location.
One day hiking or biking activities are free to CMCNY members. Effective 4/1/2010, non-members pay $3.00 per person. The activity fee is waived if you join the Club on the date of activity.
Annual Membership Term starts on the first day of January to the thirty-first day of December of each calendar year. New members joining after the first day of October would start their membership on the year of joining and their annual membership term ends on the thirty-first day of December of the following year.
All memberships are subject to the approval of the Board of CMCNY. CMCNY does not discriminate based on age, race, creed, sex or national origin. Members agree to abide by the Bylaws and policies of CMCNY, subject to change, and the instructions of the trip leaders. If the applicant is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian as well as the applicant MUST sign.
Each person participating in CMCNY activities must sign the following liability waiver statement. A parent or guardian must sign for the person(s) under age 18.
Release and Assumption of Risk: I understand that during outing(s) of which I participate under arrangements of CMCNY and its agents, certain risks and dangers may arise, including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in the wilderness, the forces of nature, accident and illness. In consideration of the right to participate in these outing(s), I have and do hereby assume all foreseen and unforeseen risks associated with the outing(s) and to the fullest extent allowed by law, they will hold CMCNY, its agents, its trip leaders, its officers and board of directors harmless from and defend them against any and all liability actions, suits, claims and demands which could arise out of the outing(s). This Agreement shall serve as an absolute release and assumption of risk for myself and my heirs, administrators, executors, and for all members of my family including any minors accompanying me.
I represent I am in good general health, have good exercise tolerance and free of any physical and/or medical restrictions to participate in the outing(s). I understand that neither CMCNY nor its agents, trip leaders and/or volunteers are medical providers, and medical services may not be available while I am participating in the outing(s).
The outings officially begin and end at the location designated by CMCNY, and DO NOT include carpooling, transporting, or transit to and from the outing(s). I fully understand and acknowledge I personally responsible for all risks associated with this travel.
The Chinese Mountain Club of New York, Inc. and/or its trip leaders, officers, or representatives, shall not be liable for any injury, loss or damage to persons and/or property, direct or consequential, arising out of any trips and/or activities of the Club. The assumption of risk, which is inherent in this type of rugged outdoor activity, is implied on the part of each person who attends any outing trip and every person participating in any of said trips and/or activities assumes all risk and liability in connection therewith. .