You can e-mail our club at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can supply you with the necessary information. But if you already have a schedule, all you need to do is call the hike leader, and let that person know you want to hike.
Wear hiking boots, and bring a lunch, water, rain gear, and first aid items.
Each hike varies in distance, difficulty, and length of time. So “always” call and discuss the hike with the hike leader before showing up at a hike meeting place.
The club meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at First Baptist Church, West Springfield, MA, at 7:00 p.m. All members who can’t make the meetings are mailed a schedule of upcoming club activities. The schedule includes other pertinent hiking information.
Yes, as an alternative, members backpack, bike, camp, canoe, socialize together, and go to special events.
The club has a large variety of people that are single, married, divorced, with and without families. We have people from 10 to 70+ years of age. We are proud of a diverse group and diverse range of activities that allows our members to meet each another.
Yes, we have kids come along many times, but be sure the hike is not over their ability. Talk to the hike leader about it. We find kids do best with friends along, than as only one child.
Because there are often a lot of people on many of our hikes, it is our policy not to have dogs come on club hikes. This prevents non-compatible dogs from ending up together. You may be able to find fellow hikers in the club who want to hike with their dogs, and set-up some getaways outside of the published activities
The club’s mission is to provide outdoor recreation activities centered around hiking in New England. We try to provide activities at all experience levels. We are also committed to good land stewardship, low impact camping and have accepted the maintenance of M&M Trail sections 1 and 2.
There is a club membership application form that you can print from the club website at: http://pioneervalleyhikingclub.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/PVHC-Membership-Form-color-1.pdf