Leader's Pace Ratings:
Leader styles vary greatly. Some are very fast paced with few stops; others travel at a very slow pace and stop frequently. Regardless, you are required to be properly equipped and able to stay with the group.
You must keep in mind that the leader's speed is but one portion of what may affect the difficulty of a hike. How high up a mountain the hike starts; the total mileage; the total elevation gain (up hill) and loss (down hill); and the type of terrain upon which you will hike may also greatly affect the difficulty of a hike, regardless of how fast or slow the leader might walk.
Below is a list of our leaders grouped according to how fast or slow they normally pace their hikes. If you have any doubt about how you might fit in, or have other questions, please contact the leader to discuss the hike. These ratings only serve as a guide as to a leader's style and is not a substitute for you being in proper physical condition to participate in the outing.
|Fast pace, few stops:|
|Adrienne Shultz||Alex MacCollom||Beverly Schilling|
|Henry Smith||Marilu Carter||Randy Brendia|
|Moderate pace, few stops:|
|Arlene Jamar||Chuck Dotson||Dilky Bruggman|
|Elaine||Holly Wenger||Ingrid Bruckner|
|Jack Tolomei||Jean Crossley||Jeff Utberg|
|John Meininger||Kath Giel||Kathy|
|Linda Geraci||Mary Menconi||Michael Brandt|
|Mike Ranta||Pam Walker||Richard Crescitelli|
|Rich Juricich||Serena Fong||Tom Sorensen|
|Tracy Miller||Greg Hoyt|
|Moderate-to-easy pace with more stops:|
|Barb Miller||Frank Gray||Katherine Sargent|
|Madeliene Fong||Margaret Bundy||Martin Farber|
|Noelle Anderson||Sandy Dunn||Stan Jones|
|Very slow pace with frequent stops:|
Note 1: Please provide any comments or suggestions concerning this rating system to Tony Loftin 916.448.3230 or HikingTony@earthlink.net
Note 2: Participants must sign a liability waiver. If you wish to read it before participating on an outing, please go to http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/ or contact the Outings Department at 415.977.5528 for a printed version.
Note 3: CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.