The coordinators of the Around the Bend Friends are an affable bunch of accomplished Las Vegas area hikers. They all love a great morning on the trails, on the rocks, in the canyons or just climbing the side of a mountain ... any mountain. But, one of the best things about this group is that they wish to share their adventures with like-minded hikers. It must be said that although safety is their number one priority, joining any one of these coordinators implies taking on the responsibility of your own safety. Therefore, upon arriving for one of their hikes, you will be required to sign in on a sheet that reads as the text below. (The small print!)
I understand that during my participation in Around the Bend Friends hikes and other activities that I may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks that may result in injury, illness, death, and damage to or loss of property. These risks could occur during travel by personal vehicle to or from the group hike or activity and during the course of the hike or activity, whether on established trails or in remote areas. I also understand that these risks could be enhanced because of lack of qualified or proper medical services or care, the forces of nature, presence of wild animals, reptiles, or amphibians, the inherent dangers involved in physical activity, the negligent actions of other persons or agencies, and other unforeseen circumstances. I acknowledge these risks and assume full responsibility for all risks stated above and any other risks not so stated. I further agree that I, my heirs, or any personal or legal representatives hereby release and hold harmless Around the Bend Friends from all liability and promise not to bring suit against participation in any Around the Bend Friends hike or activity.
I further understand that it is my responsibility to have the proper equipment, including a basic first aid kit, to wear appropriate clothing, including proper footwear for hiking, to provide for my own hydration and nourishment during the course of the hike or other activity, and to carry a specified contact form with appropriate information in the event of emergency.
I also understand that members of the Around the Bend Friends may take photographs, video recordings, and/or audio recordings of this hike or activity that may include images or recordings of myself and that these photographs or recordings may be used on one or more of the group's web sites or other media. I consent to this use and waive any personal claim to their ownership, possession, or use.
Phew! Okay, that's out of the way. We would like to introduce you to this great bunch of club members. (This list is incomplete.)
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Difficulty levels: Moderately strenuous to Very strenuous.
Pace: I try to use a steady pace that will accommodate the group.
Contact me for any questions regarding my hikes at seven zero two - nine nine four - nine eight three eight.
-Traditional mountaineer most of my life, climbing many of the American classics
-40 years exploring the desert Southwest and especially, in the last 20 years, the area around Las Vegas
-Main interests are exploring new peaks and canyons, new routes on established peaks, revisiting the many classic peaks in Red Rock, traditional canyoneering and rockclimbing
-My interest with the Club is to expose/teach people routes that are new to the Club, are aesthetic and fun, but hopefully take them a bit out of their comfort zone. Most hikes involve Class 2-3 climbing, with occasional harder moves. Assistance will always be offered, and safety will be paramount. Most have exposure, most are moderately strenuous to strenuous. Pace will always be moderate.
|David Gray (R)|
|Ron and Sandi Hindmarch|
We are both retired teachers from Western New York. Both of our children moved to Las Vegas. We followed them here and are now permanent residents of Las Vegas. Besides hiking we enjoy golfing, traveling and socializing. The club has provided us many amazing hiking experiences and we have developed many new friendships!
|Mike O'Connor (center)|