Participation Requirements

Aside from exploring the connections of music and the outdoors and endurance sports, Sonic Peaks aims to better educate people about the ethics of outdoor adventure, the stewardship of our shared resources, and to maintain a high level of respect for this beautiful natural place.

To that end, people who want to join me for parts of this adventure must commit to the following:

  • Group size will be a maximum of 15 (including me) for each summit. This is a requirement of New York State law. When we get closer to the event I will have an online registration form. First come, first serve.
  • Anyone joining me on the adventure must complete an online Leave no Trace training course and send me their certificate, which can be found HERE.
  • Anyone who participates will be required to sign a waiver releasing me, and/or any person or organization affiliated with the Sonic Peaks project of liability.
  • Anyone who participates will be asked to donate a small honorarium to an organization that supports stewardship of the High Peaks.
  • Anyone who wants to join me must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) that explains their back country experience and fitness level. Individuals deemed unable to safely complete a hike will be encouraged to participate in Sonic Peaks in some other manner. I aim to be inclusive, but I want to make sure that people are properly prepared so we don’t waste the Rangers’ time with unnecessary rescues. I will also be moving quickly. Although I want the hikes to be no-drop events and a pleasant experience for people, I need to maintain a fairly tight schedule so I can complete the project. The High Peaks are rugged, steep, and many of the hikes will be 12 hours or more in duration. A reasonably high level of fitness is required.

These requirements are put in place to ensure that when Sonic Peaks is over the High Peaks region is cleaner and safer than it was before we started. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.