Invite others to join your adventure…
When sending a message to the Wanderung mailing list, always cut and paste the following ‘Callout’ template into your email.
Please ensure ALL necessary details have been included. Then please proofread it one more time before sending (don’t forget to pick the correct day/date, meeting spot, and sign-up deadline.) Do not include any graphics, images, or icons in your message.
For more details about Organizing a Callout, please review our Organizer’s Guide.
|Subject: HIKE CALL OUT [day of week] [date], [location]
BOOK RATING: e.g., Easy, Moderate, Difficult, Challenging
AVALANCHE RATING: (for trips on snow)
MEETING TIME AND LOCATION:
LATEST RETURN TIME:
AFTER HIKE PLANS: e.g. dinner, coffee, none
MAXIMUM # HIKERS: (8 is a typical maximum)
STRICT SIGN-UP DEADLINE:
PLEASE INDICATE: anything that will help the organizer (e.g. whether you’re willing to drive, cell phone number, etc)
ORGANIZER: your name and email address
BRING: e.g., water, lunch, hiking boots, rain gear, money for your driver (if you are a passenger) – add other gear as necessary depending on trip and weather conditions
VEHICLE DRIVER COMPENSATION: Best estimate before trip – see the FAQ for guidelines. Remember to include bridge tolls and/or ferry fees, and think about how much time may be spent on logging roads. This may be further increased (or decreased) at the end of the trip if the compensation estimate wasn’t correct. In winter, consider adding an extra $10 for a car wash. Remember there is a minimum of $5 per person for any trip.
COSTS PER PERSON: Compensation divided evenly between the participants. Also include any camping expenses, reservation fees, etc
|Subject: HIKE CALL OUT Sat Nov 23rd, Levette Lake
DESCRIPTION: Come and join me in hiking Levette Lake, it’s great, etc.
DISTANCE: 11 km
ELEVATION GAIN: 250 m
TIME NEEDED: 4.5 hrs
BOOK RATING: Moderate
AVALANCHE RATING: N/A
MEETING TIME AND LOCATION: 8 am, entrance to Safeway at Broadway and Commercial
LATEST RETURN TIME: 7 pm
AFTER HIKE PLANS: coffee or dinner in Squamish
MAXIMUM # HIKERS: 5
STRICT SIGN-UP DEADLINE: 5 pm Friday
PLEASE INDICATE: If you are bringing a car, and your cell phone # if you have one
BRING: water, lunch, hiking boots, rain gear, money for your driver (if you are a passenger)
VEHICLE DRIVER COMPENSATION: About $35
COSTS PER PERSON: $7 based on 5 hikers in the car
The mailing list system will automatically add a short footer to the bottom of your message containing some basic safety and user etiquette information, and a notice about the Wanderung waiver.
Trip Planning Template
More ambitious adventures may require a planning meeting to sort out complex logistical issues, or user competencies. Trips exceeding 2 days in duration would fit into this category, as would adventures requiring special gear or skill sets. In these cases, use the following PLANNING Callout template to invite members to your meeting.
Subject: PLANNING for West Coast Trail trip
Destination: the famous West Coast Trail
Date & duration: aiming for Aug or Sept (range of dates is acceptable)
Group size: up to 6
Required experience: training will be discussed
First meeting: Feb 29, 7pm “The Grind” on Main St.
Description: – (Optional but encouraged.) For example:. “I’ve always wanted to do this but am seeking some adventure partners. I want to assemble a group and choose a date and then discuss some test hikes for the group to assess compatibility of this magnitude. Gear, food, etc will be discussed in follow-up meetings and e-mail. Meet me at the Grind if this trip interests you too.”
Please note: Other than a “callout” message, the only other types of messages that subscribers may send to the list are as follows:
Please note that “Almost Full” or “I need more people” type messages are not OK. If you don’t have enough people for your trip, sending your callout to the list again is NOT allowed. The “driver needed” message should be used only as a last-minute measure if your whole trip plan is about to collapse due to lack of drivers.