How to sign up for a hike
To sign up for a hike, first look over our current
schedule and pick a hike you'd like.
Then phone or email the leader (information given at end of each hike listing) and make a reservation.
(Please do not ask to sign up earlier than two weeks before the hike.)
Remember that you must have completed the H&L agreement and registered your booster information (see the Policies page) before signing up. (If you're not sure about your status, check it with the Wanderbirds Membership Status tool.)
Payment can be made via cash or check and it will be collected by the hike leaders on the bus.
Our bus is often fully reserved, so to avoid being placed on a waiting list it is a good idea to sign up early in the week. In any case try to sign up before 4:00 pm Friday afternoon before the hike. And please don't call leaders after 9:00 PM! That's all there is to it.
But don't forget to show up!
If you do sign up it is a commitment to come because we'll be saving a seat for you on the bus. If you are a no-show you are depriving someone else of a place on the hike. The empty seat means you are also depriving the club of revenue it needs to keep hiring buses for the hikes.
If you sign up but find you have to cancel, please make sure you cancel with the leader before 4:00 pm, Thursday, before the hike. Otherwise, unless your cancellation was due to having COVID symptoms or recent exposure to COVID, we will list you as a no-show. We expect no-shows to pay the specified bus fare, either online, or by sending a check to our Treasurer.There are two options for no-show payments:
(1) Mail a check for $30 (members) or $35 (non-members) made out to "Wanderbirds Hiking Club"
Wanderbirds Hiking Club
c/o Emil Friberg
1021 Arlington Blvd. #1214
Arlington, VA 22209
(2) Pay $31 or $36 on-line using PayPal (includes $1 to help cover PayPal fees.)
Use one of these buttons. (Adjust 'Quantity' if necessary.)
Pay $31 Member No-show . . . . Pay $36 Non-member No-Show
Please note: We do not accept reservations via the contact form on this web site. Please telephone or email the leader to make your reservation.
When you complete the H&L registration process, we will add your name on a list to receive weekly e-mails about upcoming hikes. (If you don't want to receive these emails, you can remove yourself from the list by clicking "unsubscribe from this list" at the bottom of the email.) E-mail addresses for leaders are supplied in these messages, which will allow you to sign up online.
If this is your first time hiking with us, it is club policy that you will take the Moderate hike. This is in the interest of hiker safety and to avoid unexpected distress for hikers not experienced or fit enough to take the long hike.