Day Hike - Mercer Island Public Library


Day Hike - Mercer Island Public Library

FREE SEMINAR for new hikers, and experienced hikers who want an introduction to safe hiking in our major Pacific Northwest hiking areas. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Seminar and some hikes will be open to families.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Wed, Jan 6, 2016
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Singles, Families, Retired Rovers, Adults, 20-30 Somethings
  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

6:30PM-8:45PM, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, 98040

This seminar, led by two experienced Mountaineers hike leaders, will introduce you to our major hiking regions and trails, common trail hazards, good preparation, gear and clothing, Leave-No-Trace practices and trail etiquette as well as useful information on permits and other useful resources.  

Attendees at the seminars will be given priority to sign up to join one or more free easy to moderately strenuous hikes on weekends during the weeks after the seminar, to lovely lowland trails within easy reach of the I405-I5-I90 corridors.  These hikes will be led by one or two experienced Mountaineers hike leaders and will include an extra component of pre-hike guidance on planning and preparation as well as hands-on assistance and instruction during the hike on the basics of navigation, safety, Leave-No-Trace and trail etiquette.

To register for the course you will need to join the Mountaineers as a guest.  You can attend the seminar and one hike for free, then would need to join the club to do more and/or to take advantage of our wide range of member benefits.


Mercer Island Public Library

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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