All forms of outdoor recreation have a higher level of risk than most ordinary activities, and therefore can be potentially hazardous and/or dangerous. This includes hiking and backpacking. Risk is always a factor in these activities, especially when weather is adverse or unpredictable, or when unforeseen events or conditions create a hazardous condition. There are many other risks, both natural and/or man-made, that could lead to injury or death while traveling in the outdoors. 

Therefore, it is the responsibility of the users of any information from this website to learn the necessary skills to perform any of the activities described here, to have the proper physical conditioning, and to carry the proper gear for those activities.  All users of this website must assume full responsibility for their own actions and personal safety while engaged in outdoor activities.  All users of this website must also exercise sound judgment, be prepared for all weather and wilderness conditions, and seek advice from a local park or forest ranger on current conditions and wildlife warnings before beginning any of these activities.  Conditions change from day to day, and from season to season, therefore rendering any information on this website subject to change without warning.

Although the authors and publishers of this website try to make the information contained on this website as accurate as possible, as well as to point out some of the potential hazards on some of the trails, they disclaim any liability for accident, loss, injury, inconvenience, or any other damage that may be sustained by anyone using the information contained on this website. Those who use this information, and those who engage in outdoor activities, do so at their own risk. You are solely responsible for using your own judgment in interpreting and using this information to safely enjoy your own outdoor pursuits.

The information contained on this website is not to be considered a guide. Instead, it is available so that you may have a general idea of what to expect in the activities described on this site. We take no responsibility, nor assume any liability for inaccuracies, errors, omission, or incompleteness of any information. This website, its sponsors, its advertisers, and/or anyone contributing information to this site shall not be held liable for any inconvenience, accidents, rescues, injuries or loss of life should you undertake any of the activities described on this website.

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