Applying for a guided trip? This fee should be paid shortly before or after you submit your Application Form.
This fee will be credited to the cost of your trip, and is meant to discourage half-hearted applications.
If you will be paying the trip fee for more than yourself, please also pay the Application Fee(s) so that I make the association.
This fee will be applied to the cost of your trip. It can be paid before or after you submit your Application Form. The purpose of this fee is to discourage halfhearted applications that prove noncommittal when they are offered a spot. These applicants consume administrative time and temporarily occupy spots that are wanted by more serious applicants.
Your application for a guided trip will be reviewed only after the fee is paid.
If you have a credit from a previous year (e.g. due to wildfire or Covid), do not pay this fee.
If you are with a group, the trip leader can pay for all group members (e.g. $50 for two people) or each individual can pay separately ($25 per person).
How these fees are applied, kept, or refunded:
- If you accept a spot on a trip: the amount will be credited to the cost of your trip.
- If you are offered a spot on a First Choice trip but refuse it: the amount will not be refunded.
- If you are not offered a spot on a First Choice trip and refuse a Second Choice option: the amount will be fully refunded back to your credit/debit card. I issue refunds periodically throughout the season and for a final time in November after the season is over.