Here's a list of our most often asked questions:
What should I bring on the hike?
We understand that you may have arrived in the city not prepared for a hike in the woods so our vehicles are equipped with certain items for your use on the day of the hike. In particular, we have sunscreen, hand sanitizer and insect repellant on hand for your convience. Water is essential and we will have it for you as well. Please note that if you have skin allergies you should bring your own products. In addition, if you require certain specific medications (ie, an epi pen, benedryl, etc) you should bring them with you as well. Please do not carry or wear valuables. Ladies, you may want to secure your purse in the hotel safe as your loaner backback will hold your water and lunch. It is important to keep your load light while you hike. We are not responsible for any items left in the van while we hike.
What kind of clothing should I wear?
Proper Footwear is a necessity. Hiking boots or sneakers required. No flip flops or sandals. It is best to wear layers of clothing as the temperature can vary while hiking. A long sleeve shirt and a short sleeve shirt or tank top is advisable so that you are prepared for temps in either direction, hot or cold. In hot weather, loose fitting, light colored clothing works well. Although not necessary, long pants can sometimes provide you with added protection against thorny brush.
Do I need a reservation?
Yes! Since we keep our tours small they often book up in advance. It is important to call as soon as you can to secure your spot.
What happens if it rains?
Our tours go rain or shine. Of course, in the event of a heavy rain or thunderstorms we reserve the right to cancel the trip the morning of the tour.
What kind of food is offered during the day?
We will provide you with a choice of snack and a water bottle while hiking. Lunch is also included in the price of your ticket. Please refer to our menu tab above to see our selections . Upon making your reservation you will be asked to make your choice of lunch.
I have special dietary needs...can they be addressed?
We have tried to offer a variety of lunch selections in order to meet the needs of our hikers. In some cases we may not be able to comply with your requirements. Please discuss at the time of your reservation.
How long will the trip take?
Although we have included the length of our hikes in the tour description it is difficult to give a duration time as it will vary with such things as traffic, trail conditions and hiker abilty. Our goal is to get you back to the city in time for dinner.
What kind of athletic ability do I need?
Ideally having hiked before would be a great help. Our hikes are designed with a full range of abilities in mind. Please read our tour descriptions carefully and let our reservation person know if you have concerns.
Can children come on the trip?
Our hikes are not suitable for small children. We would recommend a minimum age of 12 for our hikes. Please tell us if you have any concerns.