It has come to my attention that hikers are again frequently coming to hikes late and causing a delay to the start of the hike. WTC policy states that hikers should show up at least 10 – 15 minutes before the posted start time of the hike. The posted start time is the time that hikers start walking after the circle-up, announcements, names, etc. Hike leaders should not have to make everyone else wait for late-comers to get ready when they arrive , even if that means that the late-comers get left behind and miss the hike. Thank you for your cooperation!