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AGREEMENT TO ASSUME ALL RISKS

Please read this contract carefully.  It is a legally binding agreement.

In consideration of being permitted to participate in activities conducted on the Bridger Teton National Forest and in Grand Teton National Park during my stay at the Lost Creek Ranch and facilitated by Lost Creek Ranch, Inc., d/b/a Lost Creek Ranch & Spa (“Lost Creek”), I, the Participant (or, if the Participant is under the age of 18, I on the Participant’s behalf), understand, acknowledge, and contractually agree as set forth below (the Agreement):

1.  Acknowledgement of Dangers and Risks:  I understand, acknowledge, and agree that participating in off-ranch activities facilitated by Lost Creek on federal lands, including horseback riding, hiking, fishing, river rafting, and transport by Lost Creek to and from these activities (hereinafter the “Activity”) can be HAZARDOUS AND INVOLVE THE RISK OF PHYSICAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH. I understand, acknowledge, and agree that I am a “recreational participant” under the Wyoming Recreation Safety Act (W.S. § 1-1-121 et. seq.) and that participating in the Activity involves certain inherent dangers and risks that cannot be eliminated or controlled by Lost Creek, the presence of which are integral to the recreational nature of the Activity. I understand and agree that the following is a list of inherent dangers and risks that could cause physical or emotional injury or death, but that it is not exhaustive – I understand that there are many other dangers or inherent risks associated with the Activity not listed below: 1) Risks associated with horseback riding and hiking, including: traveling in mountainous or wilderness areas, both on and off trails; errors in guide or wrangler judgment or lapse in guide or wrangler skill; failure or malfunction of equipment or tack, including slipping saddles; falling off an equine animal; being thrown from, bucked off, kicked by, stepped on, or bitten by an equine animal; being caught in tack or ropes and dragged by an equine animal; allergic reactions to equine animals; other injurious contact with equine animals, equipment, or fencing; all risks generally associated with the wild nature of equine animals, including unexpected spooking or behavior that may result in injury or harm to or death of Participant while on or around equine animals; unpredictable reactions of equine animals to such things as medication, lights, sounds, sudden movement and unfamiliar objects, vehicles, persons, wildlife, or other animals; hazards such as surface and subsurface ground conditions; collisions with other equine animals or objects; the failure of other participants to maintain control over equine animals; Participant’s own failure to act within Participant’s abilities; rough or unmaintained trail; slipping; tripping; falling; unmarked obstacles; collisions with natural and man-made objects; getting lost; and collisions with other trail users. 2) Risks associated with boating, fishing, and being in or around water, including: falling into water; water immersion including drowning; jumping, diving, falling or being thrown into unfamiliar water with submerged hazards; jolting or jarring resulting in contact with hard objects including oars, boating equipment, the body parts of other participants, and rocks; injurious contact with natural and manmade objects; capsizing boats; becoming tangled in ropes; getting trapped or caught beneath an overturned boat; foot entrapment; trapped limbs; striking and/or becoming entangled with strainers or other objects under the surface of the water; exposure to underwater currents, log jams or un-navigable channels; exposure to fishing hooks and lines; injurious contact with your own fishing equipment or that of other participants; slipping, tripping, or falling while wading, padding, or walking along the water’s edge; failure to understand and follow guide instructions; hypothermia; physical over-exertion; mental or physical shock; boating equipment malfunction; slipping, tripping or falling around or from boats; burning associated with hot surfaces and sun. 3) Risks associated with transport in a motor vehicle, including: all commonly understood risks of riding in a vehicle; being struck or other injurious contact with vehicles; falling out of a vehicle; injurious contact with equipment being unloaded from vehicles; risks associated with riding in a vehicle in remote terrain on backcountry or four-wheel-drive roads; and lapse in driver judgment or skill. 4) General risks associated with all off-ranch activities facilitated by Lost Creek Ranch on backcountry lands, trails, and rivers, including: allergen exposure; exposure to dangerous wildlife or insects; snake bites; bee stings; falling trees; falling or slipping into the river while on shore; storms; moving objects associated with extreme weather; wind; hail; lightning; temperature fluctuations; extreme or partial darkness; wildfire; landslides; rock-fall; mudslides; burns or burning associated with hot surfaces and sun exposure; dangerous water crossings; all manner of outdoor injuries including brain injury, spinal injury, broken bones, burns, internal injury, sickness or disease; exposure to food-borne, water-borne, or airborne bacteria, virus, or pathogens (including but not limited to contraction of COVID-19); exacerbation of Participant’s own health condition(s); hypothermia, sunburn, frostbite, heatstroke, dehydration, hyponatremia, and altitude sickness; mentally or physically unstable or criminal trip participants; negligence by trip participants; getting lost; errors in wrangler, guide, or staff judgment; inadequate or incorrect medical care; poorly executed or failed rescue attempts; dangerous contact with rescue vehicles or aircraft; failure or lack of communication equipment; inadequate or malfunctioning equipment; and mental, physical, or emotional injury or distress from exposure to any of the above.  I understand that Lost Creek Ranch has done its best to list the known risks of participating in the Activities, but agree that I have the right, obligation, and opportunity to research and verify the risks of participating in the Activities.

2.  Assumption of Risk:  I acknowledge and agree that I am choosing to take part in the Activity despite the dangers and risks of doing so, and I freely choose to accept the risks of participating in the Activity. I recognize that property loss, physical or emotional injury, and death are all possible while participating in the Activity. I expressly acknowledge and assume all risks, dangers, and consequences of the Activity, including but not limited to those risks, dangers, and consequences set forth in paragraph 1, above, that may result in physical or emotional injury, property damage, or death.  However, I am not assuming the risk of negligence by Lost Creek.

3.  Participant’s Responsibilities and Representations:  I represent that I am physically and mentally capable of participating in the Activity. I understand the importance of all safety instructions given to me, whether in writing or verbally, and agree to follow all instructions at all times while engaging in the Activity. Further, I represent that I have had the opportunity to both independently research and discuss with Lost Creek the risks of participating in the Activity and my assumption of those risks. I have been informed of and understand the expectations of me while engaging in the Activity. I understand that I am responsible for truthfully disclosing and notifying Lost Creek of any risk to me or other participants associated with my own mental or physical conditions, including allergies that could result in anaphylaxis or other adverse physical reactions or conditions. I specifically and expressly agree that I have full responsibility for managing and treating any such conditions to prevent injury to myself or others. I acknowledge that, in the event I choose to consume alcohol during my off-ranch activity, I will bear sole responsibility for myself and for any damages I may cause to Lost Creek, its property or to other guests.  I am not relying on any prior oral, written, or visual representations made by Lost Creek, including in any website or promotional materials, to induce me to participate in any aspect of the off-ranch activity. With all of the foregoing in mind, I assume full responsibility for my own safety.

4.  Medical Authorization, Release, and Indemnification:  I hereby 1) authorize Lost Creek to undertake any emergency medical care for Participant; 2) authorize any Lost Creek and/or their authorized personnel to call for medical care for the Participant or to transport the Participant to a medical facility or hospital if, in the opinion of such personnel, medical attention is needed; 3) agree that, following Participant’s transport to any such medical facility or hospital, Lost Creek shall not have any further responsibility for Participant; 4) agree to pay all costs associated with the medical care and related transportation provided for the Participant; and 5) shall indemnify and hold harmless Lost Creek from any and all liability and/or claims associated with such medical care and/or related transportation.

5.  Application of Agreement to Minor Participants:  In the case of a minor Participant, I, as parent or legal guardian, acknowledge that I am not only signing this Agreement on my own behalf, but that I am signing on behalf of the minor, and that the minor shall be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement. Additionally, by signing this Agreement as the parent or legal guardian of a minor Participant, I understand that I am also waiving certain rights on behalf of the minor that the minor otherwise may have. I agree that but for the foregoing, the minor Participant would not be permitted to participate in the Activity, and I sign this document out of a desire to have the Participant be allowed to participate in the activity. I represent that I am a legal parent or guardian of the minor Participant.

6.  Representation of Capacity to Contract, and Acknowledgement That Agreement is a Binding Contract:  I represent that I am at least 18 years of age, and that I have the capacity to understand and be bound by all of the provisions of this Agreement. I understand and acknowledge that this Agreement is a contract and shall be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law. It is my intent that this Agreement shall be binding upon my assignees, subrogors, distributors, heirs, next of kin, executors, and personal representatives, and those of the Participant.

7.  Agreement to Application of Wyoming Law and Selection of Forum: I agree that any and all claims for injury and/or death arising from my participation in the Activity shall be governed by Wyoming law, and that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim shall be in the Teton County, Wyoming District Court, without regard to where the incident giving rise to any lawsuit occurs, and without regard to any jurisdiction’s conflicts of laws analysis.

8.  Miscellaneous Provisions:  I agree that Lost Creek may utilize my photograph or video of me participating in the Activity for any purpose, and that any such image is the property of Lost Creek. If any sentence, clause, paragraph, or part of this Agreement is declared unenforceable, the remainder shall continue in full force and effect. This Agreement can be modified only in writing. An electronic signature or acknowledgment upon this Agreement is fully binding and enforceable, and a copy of this executed Agreement may be used as if it is the original. I agree that Lost Creek is not a common carrier.  I understand and agree that this document applies ONLY while I am participating in activities conducted by Lost Creek on the Bridger Teton National Forest and/or in Grand Teton National Park, and that at all other times during my stay at Lost Creek, the liability waiver signed by me is in full force and effect.

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THE FOREGOING TWO-PAGE AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. 

Today's Date: January 28, 2023

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Parent(s) or court-appointed legal guardian(s) must sign for any participating minor (those under 18 years of age) and agree that they and the minor are subject to all the terms of this document, as set forth above.


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