3 STEPS: Register, Deposit & Payment(s).
STEP 1: Submit form.
STEP 2: Pay $100 good faith deposit.
(deposit also covers the training fee in the year of travel should you drop)
STEP 3: Trip Payments
Two options; Pay in full or start Coach's easy payments. In January (for Fall trips) a payment schedule (based on trip cost estimate) will be announced. This is to keep the monthly payment small. Final decision is expected when trip cost and itinerary are released. You have two weeks to drop and have all payments but deposit refunded (deposit becomes your training fee).
The registration form collects necessary information for you and your
(submit 1 form for each person paying. John and Mary Doe: John is Name 1 (paying). Mary is Name 2 on the form)
You will begin getting all emails sent by Coach Gunn including trip specific and bi-weekly training newsletters
(training program is included in trip price,
but only for the same year as your travel).
Example: You register for Grand Canyon 2022. Your 2022 training is included. You must pay the Training Partner fee
to train in 2020 and 2021.
After submitting the form
You will see a Thank You message
(scroll up to a gray area with a blue check mark).
This confirms your registration was sent. You will begin to receive emails within two weeks - training emails go out biweekly on Wednesday before each scheduled hike.
Feel free to contact Thom (he keeps the lists) with questions or concerns.
After you register for a trip you must followup with a good faith deposit.
For major trips this is $100.
It is both deposit and training fee.
Should you need to drop from the trip
this covers your Training Partner fee.
Checks are preferred or cash (but only if in an envelope with your name, trip and date) handed to Coach Gunn or dropped into the Jog Pot. Checks can also be mailed.
NOTE: Always fill comment line to identify how check is to be recorded (which trip & year, training partner fee, etc.)
Credit/Debit cards can be used with a processing fee added. Not online (yet), for now you must call our accounting
Available spots fill according to date of registration and deposit. We fill vacancies from a wait list also by date of registration and deposit. NOTE: We use registration date so long as deposit is paid within 2 weeks. If not the payment date applies.
To remain in good standing you must be ready to fill a vacancy. You must keep up your training and payments as if you are on the trip for sure.
Coach Gunn's Guarantee
If you don't get on the trip payments are 100% refunded. (Your deposit is kept as your training fee.)
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE
is very highly recommended for your protection.
Life is full of changes and the unexpected.
You must inform us in writing should you need to drop out of a trip. That date will be used to calculate your refund.
Your $100 deposit is kept as a training fee.
Your payments are refunded on a sliding scale (based on industry standards). [Coach Gunn must pay early deposits and progress payments for ground transportation, hotels and airlines which are mostly nonrefundable.]
Scroll down or use the button below to jump to the refund request form.
Thank you for your interest with Coach Gunn's adventure hiking tours and we hope you will join us on a future adventure.
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ATTENTION ROOKIES: Cairn Stone alumni register for trips a year or more in advance and before the itinerary and price is available. Wait until trip details are available and you will be on a wait list. After trip price is announced you will have two weeks to commit or drop for full refund.
Your $100 trip deposits will be used for your Training Partner fee. It is fully refunded ONLY if you didn't participated in the training hikes this year.
STEP 1: Register w form below
STEP 2: Pay $100 annual fee.
Training Partner is the only way to hike with us if not a registered Utah Trekker.
The training program is designed to prepare everyone including for the longest day hikes in Utah.
USE FORM BELOW
Please indicate TRAINING PARTNER on check comment line
Dowagiac, Michigan, United States
STEP 2: $100 Training Partner fee or Trip Deposit
STEP 3: Full trip payment or Easy Pay installment
CHECKS: Payable to Cairn Stone Tours
MAIL TO: Cairn Stone Tours, c/o Andrews Tax, 18 N, 4th St., Niles, MI 49120 or DROP IN JOG POT at next hike.
CARD PAYMENT: (+3% added)
CALL IT IN M-F, 9-3: 269-262-0516 (ask for Jan)
If you need to drop from a trip your request must be in writing.
Follow up any verbal request in writing.
[Coach Gunn must pay deposits and/or progress payments to airlines,
bus companies, and hotels several months in advance. For Utah, as example, the Antelope Canyon tickets required 100% payment in 2020.]
Your $100 Trip Deposit is kept as your training fee.
Only exception is if you attended no hikes.
After trip details are published you have two weeks to drop for full refund.
All payments are refunded 100% within this 2 week period.
After this there is a sliding scale.
Use the button below for instructions and drop form.
General note: Coach Gunn will work with you if at all possible. It is always advised to talk directly with him at a hike or call 574-215-4779.