Trail Mavens

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES FOR URBAN WOMEN

Skill-based camping and backpacking trips for groups of extraordinary women. Ready to build fires, read maps, pitch tents, hike, laugh, and drink wine around the campfire? Join one of our weekend adventures.


TRAIL MAVENS TRIP RELEASE


Please read this agreement carefully. It contain important information about the activities (sometimes referred to in this agreement as “Trips”) of Sasha Cox, LLC, a California limited liability company doing business as, and sometimes referred to in this agreement as, “Trail Mavens”. In addition, the agreement seeks protection from claims arising from those activities. The agreement must be signed by all persons enrolled in or otherwise participating (as volunteers, trips leaders, independent contractors  or otherwise) in the activities of Trail Mavens.  Questions should be directed to hello@trailmavens.com, and further information is available at trailmavens.com.

In consideration of the services of Trail Mavens, I acknowledge and agree as follows:

Activities and Trips

Trail Mavens brings groups of women together for weekend trips in the outdoors, including camping, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, fire-building, cooking and other traditional low impact outdoor activities. Participation requires moderately good health and physical conditioning. Trips are generally of two and three days’ duration, although private trips may last up to one week.

Transportation: To better achieve the goals of the Trips, Trail Mavens may assist in forming carpools to and from the activity site but is not responsible for accidents or other events occurring during such transportation. A participant who chooses to drive her own motor vehicle  to or from the Trip site is responsible for the safety and security of the vehicle and its passengers. Trail Mavens accepts no responsibility for the drivers or passengers, or their personal property, and carries no insurance for losses incurred.

RISKS

Participants will be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen and  unforeseen, which include, among others, the following: travel to and from the activity site by auto or van, which may be driven by staff or a fellow participant; hiking over uneven terrain, exposed to rock fall, falling timber and the unpredictable forces of nature, and to plants and animals which may be dangerous; traveling over large and moving bodies of water, and the possibility of cold water immersion and even drowning; trips and falls, burns and cuts, and sicknesses associated with camping activities and moving about in remotes areas; carelessness of other participants, members of the Trail Mavens staff, volunteers, and independent contractors who may provide certain services. Trips may be conducted in remote places, and rescue and emergency medical care may be significantly delayed.  

These and other risks are inherent in the activities: that is, they cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique value and character of the Trip. These and other risks may cause property damages, serious personal injury and even death.

ASSUMPTION OF RISKS

I understand the risks described above and that other risks will be encountered.  I willingly assume all risks arising from my enrollment and participation in activities, including Trips, of Trail Mavens, inherent and not and whether or not described above.

AGREEMENTS OF RELEASE AND INDEMNITY

To the fullest extent allowed by law, I agree, for myself and my personal representatives, heirs, and family members, to waive and release from liability and not to sue Sasha Cox LLC, its members, owners, officers, directors, employees, agents, leaders and drivers of personal vehicles to and from the activity site (the “Released Parties”) with respect to any liability for injuries and damages suffered by me, even if caused by the negligence of a Released Party, in any way related to my being enrolled in, whether or not actively participating in, activities, including travel, of Trail Mavens. I further agree to defend, indemnify and protect  Sasha Cox, LLC and the other Released Parties from all claims, damages, injuries and losses caused to others by my own acts or omissions while enrolled or participating in  the activities of Trail Mavens.

OTHER

I have read all rules and conditions applicable to the Trip made available to me; I will pay all costs and fees for the Trip; and I acknowledge my enrollment and participation is at the discretion of Trail Mavens.

I authorize Trail Mavens to perform or obtain for me such emergency medical care as its staff deems necessary and I will pay for all related expenses of that care, including travel. Trail Mavens may, without compensation, take and use photo images of me it deems appropriate, including for promotional purposes.

Persons who leave the trip before completion, choose to spend time apart from group, or continue independently after the conclusion of the trip assume all risks of such deviations from the trip and waive and release all claims the Released Parties, as provided above.

THIS AGREEMENT AND ALL OTHER ASPECTS OF MY RELATIONSHIP WITH TRAIL MAVENS ARE GOVERNED BY CALIFORNIA STATE LAW EXCEPT THOSE LAWS WHICH MAY INVOKE THE LAWS OF ANOTHER STATE. FURTHER, ANY MEDIATION, SUIT, OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO MY ENROLLMENT OR PARTICIPATION IN TRAIL MAVENS ACTIVITIES MUST BE FILED OR ENTERED INTO AND MAINTAINED ONLY IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY. IF A DISPUTE CANNOT BE RESOLVED BY PRIVATE NEGOTIATION, I AGREE TO ATTEMPT TO SETTLE IT THROUGH MEDIATION BEFORE A MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE MEDIATOR. 

THIS AGREEMENT IS INTENDED TO BE AS BROAD AND INCLUSIVE AS IS PERMITTED BY LAW. IF ANY PART OF THIS AGREEMENT IS HELD TO BE INVALID OR LEGALLY UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, THE REMAINDER OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT BE AFFECTED THEREBY AND SHALL REMAIN VALID AND FULLY ENFORCEABLE.

THIS AGREEMENT PERTAINS TO ALL TRAIL MAVENS TRIPS ON OR AFTER THE DATE OF ITS EXECUTION, UNLESS AND UNTIL THE PARTICIPANT SIGNS ANOTHER TRIP AGREEMENT PERTAINING TO TRIPS THEREAFTER.