Bear Claw Lodge requires that each Customer sign the following Acknowledgment, Disclaimer, and Waiver of Liability. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the cancellation of your trip and possible forfeiture of the deposits and/or all payments.
Please read carefully before signing
This is a release of liability and waiver of certain legal rights
In consideration for participation in the activities of Bear Claw Lodge, I agree to the following Waiver and Release:
I acknowledge that fishing has inherent risks, hazards, and dangers for anyone, that cannot be eliminated, particularly in a wilderness environment. I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE RISKS, HAZARDS, AND DANGERS INCLUDE WITHOUT LIMITATION:
- Water hazards in boating and wading in the rivers including drowning;
- Hiking in rugged country;
- Injuries from fishing equipment and other participants;
- Encounters with wildlife, animals, and insects;
- Temperature extremes;
- Inclement weather conditions and unavailability of immediate medical attention in the wilderness in case of injury.
I understand the risks, hazards, and dangers of fishing and have had the opportunity to discuss them with Bear Claw Lodge. I understand that these activities may require good physical conditioning and a degree of skill and knowledge. I believe I have that good physical conditioning and the degree of skill and knowledge necessary for me to engage in these activities safely. I understand that I have responsibilities. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary. No one is forcing me to participate and I elect to participate in spite of the risks. I AM VOLUNTARILY USING THE SERVICES OF Bear Claw Lodge WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE INHERENT RISKS, HAZARDS, AND DANGERS INVOLVED AND HEREBY ASSUME AND ACCEPT ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INJURY, PARALYSIS, OR DEATH.
Lastly, I, for myself, my heirs, successors, executors, and subrogees, hereby KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE AND RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, Bear Claw Lodge, their directors, officers, agents, employees, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, actions, causes of action, liabilities, suits, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my participation in this activity including, but not limited to, NEGLIGENCE of any kind or nature, whether foreseen or unforeseen, arising directly or indirectly out of any damage, loss, injury, paralysis, or death to me or my property as a result of my engaging in these activities or the use of these services, animals or equipment, whether such damage, loss, injury, paralysis, or death results from the negligence of Bear Claw Lodge or from some other cause. I, for myself, my heirs, my successors, executors, and subrogees, further agree not to sue Bear Claw Lodge as a result of any injury, paralysis, or death suffered in connection with my use and Bear Claw Lodge participation in the activities thereof.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ, CLEARLY UNDERSTAND, AND VOLUNTARILY SIGN THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE AGREEMENT.
If less than eighteen years of age, parent, guardian, or custodian must sign the following indemnification:
In consideration for a minor being permitted by, the authorized person who signs and agrees to this form, to participate in the activities of Bear Claw Lodge which include, without limitation, the use of its services, animals, and equipment, I agree to the following waiver, release, and indemnification:
The undersigned parent, guardian, or custodian of the above minor, for himself/herself and on behalf of said minor, hereby joins in the foregoing Waiver and Release and hereby stipulates and agrees to save and hold harmless, indemnify, and forever defend Bear Claw Lodge, their directors, officers, agents, employees, and volunteers from and against any claims, actions, demands, expenses, liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), and NEGLIGENCE made or bought by said minor or by anyone on behalf of said minor, as a result of said minor’s participation in the activities of Bear Claw Lodge and his or her use of the property, animals, if any, and facilities of Bear Claw Lodge. I, for myself and on behalf of said minor, further agree not to sue Bear Claw Lodge as a result of any injury, paralysis, or death that said minor suffers in connection with his/her participation in the activities of Bear Claw Lodge.
The Customer agrees to be responsible for the costs of all accommodations and transportation to and from Bear Claw Lodge. We will not be responsible for the loss of fishing time, lodging, poor salmon runs, flight delays, or any changes due to weather or actions of third parties. The Customer agrees that Bear Claw Lodge shall not be responsible for the return of any deposits and/or payments due to the cancellation or change of schedule by Customer or by any provider of services other than Bear Claw Lodge.
Bear Claw Lodge reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure or to refuse any person as a member of any trip, in which case, Bear Claw Lodge shall make a full refund which will constitute a final and complete settlement with the Customer. The Customer acknowledges that all quoted rates, prices, and fees are subject to change without notice.
The Customer acknowledges that trip insurance has been recommended for purchase that would provide compensation for lost or damaged luggage, trip cancellation, medical expenses, medical evacuation, and supplier bankruptcy.
CONDITIONS FOR ALL TRIPS:
A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Some trips, arranged more than a year in advance, only require a $500 deposit. In this case, the full 50% deposit is due by January 1 of the year your trip is scheduled with the remaining balance due on May 1. This Acknowledgement, Disclaimer, and Waiver of Liability must be signed and is due with a deposit, or immediately after the deposit is paid. If Bear Claw Lodge does not receive this signed document, all deposits and payments could be forfeited. Balances are due May 1 in the year of your trip. If payments are not received by their due dates, any payments are subject to forfeiture and cancellation of the trip.
We understand that changes to plans can happen. We will do everything possible to be accomodating to your individual situation. Notification in writing of cancellation is required. Our policy states that cancellations made after January 1, in the year of your trip, are subject to a 100% cancellation fee unless the space can be re-booked, or you have the option to transfer your deposit or payments to another available date in the following year only. We will not be responsible for the loss of fishing times, lodging, flight delays or any changes due to weather or actions of third parties and do recommend travel insurance.
CANCELLATIONS COVERED BY TRIP INSURANCE:
Contact Bear Claw Lodge and your insurance carrier. Bear Claw Lodge will supply the insurance company with pertinent documents to help process your claim. We recommend that all of our clients purchase trip cancellation insurance!