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December 2019  
 
In This Issue
CMC Liability Waiver and Signup Sheet
By Chris Koebelin

CMC's Council recently approved a new liability waiver (as part of the sign-up sheet) for our hiking and other outdoor pursuits.  We're really excited about switching to this effective January 1, 2020 as it gives added legal protection to everyone involved in the activity, as well as club leaders, trip leaders, and the CMC organization.  The new waiver was developed by a knowledgeable NC lawyer who worked with us over several months to create a document that fits on a single sheet and would meet our needs for now and the foreseeable future.

You'll notice that it is more lengthy than our current version, so we wanted to make sure you have the opportunity to read it prior to being asked to sign it at a Club activity meeting place.  
 
Click here to view the waiver.  You may read additional details here .

CMC Returns to Doubletree
By Stuart English

On a cool, rainy evening before Halloween, the Carolina Mountain Club once again held their Annual Dinner and Meeting at the Doubletree Hilton. A social hour started the evening  as hiking friends old and new got together in an indoor setting for a change. President elect Debby Jones got the program started. Chris Koebelin, our Challenge Committee Chair presented the latest completers of club challenges.

To read more, click here.

Photo:  L-R  Kathy McAuley-Secretary, Chris Koebelin Councilor at Large, Judy Magura Technology, Brenda Worley Hiking, Lynn Saul Membership, Stuart English Communications, George Bauernfeind Treasurer, Tom Weaver Vice President, Barbara Morgan Out Going Past President, Ron Navik Trail Maintenance, Debby Jones President, Randy Fluharty Immediate Past President. Absent: Mike Fisher Conservation, Jan Onan Education/Outreach, Sarah Broughton Councilor at Large, Hugh Hensleigh outgoing Councilor at Large.


CMC Secondary Trails
by Les Love

Since we're approaching the end of the year, you're probably wondering what you can do in 2020 to give back to the trails that give all of us so much pleasure.  There are still some of the Secondary Trails opportunities open that CMC is responsible for.  (The primary trails are the AT and the MST).

I'm attaching the spreadsheet that shows all these trails.  You can adopt one -  either as a tool carrying maintainer or just as an observer who reports issues.  We want you to go out on your section at least four times a year, cleaning the water diversions, lopping limbs, and string trimming the annual growth.  Rich Evans is the field supervisor and he will meet with you to issue tools and go over what needs to be done on the trail - no previous experience required!

While you are looking over the list, notice all the people who have already stepped up to adopt some of these trails.  These are probably your friends and fellow hikers, so the next time you see them, give them a special thank you and it will inspire them to keep doing what they're doing on their section.  We trail maintenance volunteers will work all day for a good thank you!

Let me know if you'd like to grab one of these sections before they are all gone.

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