Finding the Lost Ponds - Natural Area Hike
Join the DHC on a tour of the water features of the Dishman Hills Natural Area - our group will traverse around several loop trails to discover various vernal ponds that provide habitat for local flora and fauna. Watch for birds, deer, salamanders, and more!
This hike will be approximately 3 miles roundtrip with stops at the East Ponds, Nimbus Knob, and the Lost Pond. Please meet at the lower parking lot, located at 625 S Sargent Rd in the Valley. The lot is directly to the right as you turn onto Sargent Rd from Appleway.
Bring hiking poles, a snack, and lots of water as it can be hot this time of year. Wear sturdy shoes suitable for rough trails. Dogs are allowed on leash.
Participants agree to the following liability waiver. Your acceptance is indicated by registering for the event.
Liability Release for DHC Events:
This outdoor activity will take place in an uncontrolled wildland, with forested, steep, mountainous terrain and by joining this event, you agree to the following liability waiver. Numerous hazards exist from traveling in these wildlands, including, but not limited to:
· getting lost and/or separated from the leader and/or group;
· unpredictable extreme weather, lack of visibility due to fog or smoke, trail obscured by snow, downfall or other conditions;
· steep, uneven, broken, rocky ground and dangerous cliffs;
· poison ivy, other poisonous plants, and potential eye and skin injuries from branches;
· potential for COVID19 infections, bee stings, tick bites, insect bites, and animal attacks.
I understand it is my responsibility to not participate in any activities that are beyond my physical abilities, or that would expose me to factors I am sensitive to. I also understand that it is my responsibility to wear footwear and clothes that are appropriate for weather conditions and these wildland activities. Participation in this activity requires a waiver of the right to sue the Dishman Hills Conservancy, employees and volunteers for any and all claims including negligence resulting in personal injury, accidents and property loss arising from participation in this activity. Participation in the activity is risky regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries and accidents that may cause death or disability. By signing this waiver, I agree to indemnify and hold the DHC and its employees and volunteers harmless from any and all claims, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and other liabilities including attorney’s fees.