Happy hiking - a note from a fellow hiker. Being on a hike with other hikers should be a wonderful and happy experience for all. Good weather and great scenery are a good start but showing respect and consideration to all involved is also needed. When hiking with the club try to stay as a group, as much as possible, and, if the pace is either too slow or too fast, bring that to the attention of the leader. He or she will find a solution for it, usually breaking the larger group into groups with better matched strides. Pay attention to the pace mentioned in the schedule and try to match it with your hiking abilities. Being too slow or too fast for the hike will work against you and your fellow hikers. And a big thank you for the hike leader at the end is all it takes to make it a perfect hike.