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"I want (or need) someone to hike with me!"
Have you ever heard these words come out of your mouth?
Have you ever struggled with the challenge of finding a compatible hiking partner, one who has the time and willingness to hike the way you want to hike?
Or needed to find a trail buddy when your regular trail companion bailed on an upcoming hiking trip?
If you need some assistance in finding an ideal hiking buddy, look no further.
The hiking partner finder has arrived.
Hike With Me is a fast, easy process for locating a suitable hiking partner.
It was created to answer the needs of hikers everywhere, based on the multitude of emails received by Hiking For Her over the past 9 years.
Any hiker who:
At least that's what Hiking For Her's email is saying about folks looking for someone to hike with.
Thus, Hike With Me was invented!
You fill out a brief form detailing who your ideal hiking partner is.
Here's a sample form, filled out to illustrate what to do.
HIKE WITH ME Sign Up Form Example:
First Name: Hilary (or Harry)
Last Name: Hiker
Email address: email@example.com
Gender of ideal hiking partner: Female
Age of ideal hiking partner: 40 - 50 years
Type of hiking you want to enjoy with partner: Dayhikes only
Where in the world do you want to hike together? Northwestern Washington State, Mount Rainier National Park, USA
When do you want to hike together? In the next 3 months
What level of experience are you looking for in a partner? Doesn't matter
Anything else? I would love to learn how to take wildflower photos. A hiking partner who mentions photography skills on their signup form would be great!
NOTE: These are just examples. Your answers will be different, based on what you're looking for in a hiking partner.
Hit the SEND button, and you're all set.
Only your email address (not your name or location) will be shared with a "match", leaving you anonymous until you choose to respond.
Hiking For Her will keep your information safe and secure for three months, after which it will be destroyed.
For a flat $10 fee to handle administrative and storage costs, you will gain access to the sign up form.
You can use your PayPal account or the credit card of your choice for payment.
Once your payment is received and confirmed, you will receive the sign up form.
The entire process should take no more than 10 minutes of your time.
You will see my name, Diane Spicer, as well as the familiar Hiking For Her logo, on the payment page.
That's your guarantee that Hiking For Her is going to work hard to find you a suitable hiking partner.
Here's the button:
Then it's Hike With Me's turn, to sift and sort and match up folks with similar trail goals and interests.
Over a three month period, this sift/sort/match process continues to work for you.
Then it's up to the two of you to connect!
One recommendation if you're concerned about giving out your address:
A few more things to note:
1. There are no refunds if you change your mind or want to opt out.
2. Once you submit your form, you won't be able to change it.
3. If you decide that you want your name withdrawn sooner than 3 months, send an email using the CONTACT link at the top left of every page on this website.
4. Hiking For Her is not responsible for anything that happens once you contact your potential hiking partner. Our goal is to connect two hikers with similar interests.
The size of the "hiker pool" at the time you enter it will determine how many potential hiking partners you find.
There is no way to control this number, and so there are no guarantees or refunds.
Note that there is no limit to the number of possible matches that Hike With Me can find for you in 3 months.
And don't worry about being flooded with unsuitable matches.
For the best chance of a successful match:
1. Stay as general as possible.
2. Stay flexible.
Expect something like this:
“A beginning female hiker wants to dayhike on weekends in the Ashville, NC area. Anyone interested?”
“A male hiker planning a Spring 2016 northbound backpacking trip on the New Mexico segment of the Continental Divide Trail is seeking a trail buddy.”
Updates will also be posted regularly right here on this page.
There are men and women in the following areas looking for hiking partners:
If you live in these states and are seeking a hiking partner, sign up now!
If you have questions that weren't answered here, please use the CONTACT link at the top left of this page to get answers.
Or use this handy contact form:
If you're ready to get started down the trail to finding your ideal hiking partner, click the button below.
One more thing:
This service also works for experienced hikers who would like to mentor beginning (novice) hikers.
And for folks looking to thru hike in the upcoming season.
The success of Hike With Me depends on the level of involvement from hikers just like you.
If you're serious about getting out more often on hikes, or want to enjoy longer hiking trips, use this fast and easy process to find your ideal hiking partner!
Hiking For Her reserves the right to change the policy and parameters for Hike With Me as needed to ensure a quality experience for everyone.
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