1) Register online
(on email list)
(sets registration date)
(Due when trip opens)
Payment options; Pay in full or by payments. (Coach Gunn will work with those that need it)
The Trip Opens when the Trip Description & price is emailed to everyone on the list.
Everyone on the list must confirm or drop (switch to Training Partner)
You have 2 weeks to accept or drop
(Those that drop continue hiking with us as a Training Partner. Trip deposit covers the fee)
After submitting the trip form
You will redirect to Training Partner info.
This confirms your registration was sent. If the trip is the current year you will begin to receive emails within two weeks - training emails go out to everyone on a training team a few days before each scheduled hike.
TRAINING FEE IS WAIVED,
in 2022 for Grand Canyon trekkers, 2023 for Pacific Northwest trekkers
and in 2024 for Scotland trekkers.
In other years not traveling you register and pay as a Training Partner.
Feel free to contact Thom (he keeps the lists) with questions or concerns.
If you are not traveling with us but want to join in the local hikes and training, you participate as a Training Partner. You will have access to all the lectures, hikes, training material and coaching that our travel team enjoys.
The training schedule and hikes are designed to meet the specific needs of the destination each year. This is usually more than adequate for anyone looking to hike in other destinations. And some just love to hike and keep fit.
Use the button below to register as a Training Partner
(NOTE: Use Trip Registration form if you join a trip - training is included)
Use this form only if you have previously registered for a trip.
Use this form to change preferences such as roommate, trip number or for any special requests for before or during your travel.
NOte: Do Not use this form to drop from a trip - Use the Trip Drop Form to drop and request a refund.
REGISTRATION GETS YOU ON THE RIGHT TOUR LIST: The form collects necessary information for you and your
1 form for each person PAYING.
(EXAMPLE 1: John and Mary Doe use one form: John is Name 1 (paying). Mary is Name 2 on the same form)
(EXAMPLE 2: Judy Jones & Sally Smith want to room together, both pay their own way. Both must submit a form with the other listed as Roommate.)
(EXAMPLE 3: Bill Sims wants a roommate but doesn't have one. Leave it blank, we will assign if possible.)
(EXAMPLE 4: Jodi Brown wants no roommate. Under Roommate put SINGLE. (Note, S/O has a higher cost.))
Registration gets you on a candidate list of the seriously interested.
Your trip deposit sets the date and your position in the candidate queue.
Trip positions are offered starting with earliest registration dates.
CHECKS or *CASH
(*Cash must be in an envelope with your name, trip location) Hand to Coach Gunn or dropped in the Jogpot at a training hike. (take a photo of check & email to Checks@CairnStoneTours.com)
Checks can also be mailed.
NOTE: Always fill check comment line to identify how check is to be recorded (which trip & year, training partner fee, names (not printed on the check), etc.)
ONLINE DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS
by Credit, Debit cards or PayPal
Available spots fill according to date of deposit. We fill vacancies from a waiting list also by date of deposit.
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 off the waitlist and on the trip all payments are 100% refunded.
($100 deposit is kept for a training fee.)
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE
is very highly recommended to protect your investment. Life happens; if the unexpected makes you miss the trip you are reimbursed in full. Insurance can do this, Coach Gunn can't as everything is paid in advance.
Life is full of changes and the unexpected.
Use the Drop form (button below) to drop from a trip and initiate a refund request. Refunds are time sensitive.
The form date will be used to calculate the amount that can be refunded.
Your $100 deposit is a training fee. Payments are refunded on a sliding scale (see REFUND POLICY).
Note: Group travel requires deposits and progress payments for ground transportation, hotels and airlines much of which cannot be refunded to Coach Gunn.]
IF YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR A TRIP OR ON THE WAITING LIST USE THIS FORM TO MAKE CHANGE REQUESTS.
Changes such as: Tour dates, or same trip as others, roommate changes, or special arrangements; bed count in room, hypo allergenic, etc.
STEP 1: Register w form below
STEP 2: Pay $100 annual fee.
Training Partners participate in all training hikes but not as part of our Fall hiking tour.
This training program prepares moderate to extreme hikers - you decide your goal.
Please indicate TRAINING PARTNER on check comment line
Dowagiac, Michigan, United States
If you need to drop from a trip your request must be in writing.
Follow up any verbal request in writing.
is highly recommended and is your only way for a full refund. Refunds are time sensitive; The closer to trip departure the less refund possible.
[See Refund Policy]
[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.