In consideration of the services of Call of the Wild,
their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, participants,
employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity
on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as "CW"),
I hereby agree to release, imdemnify, and discharge CW, on behalf
of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal
representative and estate as follows:
1. I acknowledge that hiking, camping, and backpacking entail
known and unanticipated risks which could result in physical or
emotional injury, paralysis, death or damage to myself, to property,
or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot
be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the
The risks include, among other things: Slipping and falling;
falling objects; water hazards; exhaustion; exposure to temperature
and weather extremes which could cause hypothermia (heat related
illness), heat exhaustion, sunburn, dehydration; and exposure to
potentially dangerous wild animals, insect bites, and hazardous
plant life; equipment failure, and improper lifting or carrying.
Furthermore, CW employees have difficult jobs to perform.
They seek safety, but they are not infallible. They might be unaware
of a participant's fitness or abilities. They might misjudge the
weather or other environmental conditions. They may give incomplete
warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.
2. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of
the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity
is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the
3. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree
to indemnify and hold harmless CW from any and all claims, demands,
or causes of action, which are in any way connected with my participation
in this activity or my use of CW's equipment or facilities,
including any such claims which allege negligent acts or omissions
4. Should CW or anyone acting on their behalf be required
to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I
agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and
5. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury
or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree
to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify
that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical
condition I may have.
6. In the event that I file a lawsuit against CW, I agree to
do so solely in the state of California, and I further agree that
the substantive law of that state shall apply in that action without
regard to the conflict of law rules of that state. I agree that
if any portions of this agreement are found to be void or unenforceable,
the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt
or property is damaged during my participation in this activity,
I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain
a lawsuit against CW on the basis of any claim from which I
have released them herein.
I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document.
I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.