Get ready for hiking season with the Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee

The Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee is excited to offer several virtual seminars to get you prepared for the upcoming hiking season, whatever your goals may be!
Lisa Hayek Lisa Hayek
Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee Chair
May 06, 2020
Get ready for hiking season with the Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. With all of the extra time indoors, join the Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee for an evening session to get you excited about your next adventure. All sessions will take place via Zoom meeting and advanced registration is required.

Backpacking the Wonderland Trail

May 11 at 6pm | Zoom meeting

Are you longing for alpine meadows, close up mountain views, wildlife, and pristine natural beauty? Come enjoy some of the breathtaking landscapes in Mt. Rainier National Park through a photo presentation as Lisa shares about her 8 day, 93 mile backpacking trip on the Wonderland Trail. Learn tips for planning and packing for the trip as well as favorite spots along the trail.  


About the presenter

Lisa Hayek is a Pacific Northwest native  who grew up hiking and backpacking in the area. Some of her other favorite backpacking trips have been a 77-mile loop in the Olympics and both 20+ mile sections of the Olympic Coast. Lisa lives in Federal Way, WA with her husband, 2-year-old daughter, and two cats. She works at REI where she teaches classes and workshops and helps people prepare for their outdoor adventures. She frequently takes her daughter hiking, backpacking, and camping and hopes to complete the Wonderland Trail with her one day. Lisa is the current chair of the Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee.

What I have in my first aid kit and why. What do you need in yours?

May 14 at 6:30pm | Zoom Meeting

Join physician and fellow Mountaineer Lisa McPeak as she shares what should be in a well-stocked first aid kit for your next hike, backpack, or climb. This session will highlight what individual items may be needed in your kit and why. The basis for this presentation is from both MOFA and WFA, as well as past trauma medical certification.


Backcountry Cooking Workshop

May 19 at 6:30pm | Zoom Meeting

Tired of dry, salty, and expensive packaged meals? Want to branch out to something else besides chili mac and stroganoff? Learn how to elevate your outdoor meals with Chef Corso of MONTyBOCA. In this session, Chef Corso will share easy, quick recipes as well as packing and equipment tips for cooking meals in the backcountry with fresh, real ingredients.


About the Presenter

Chef Corso at MONTyBOCA wants to get you excited about your camping and hiking meals. Fueled by 20+ years of experience, Chef Corso is creating the best trail-tested recipes, meal plans, and cookbooks to provide a path for easy, fast, and flavorful meals in amazing locations. MONTyBOCA serves outdoor enthusiasts looking to elevate their meals. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, but all recipes are trail-tested all over the world.

Support The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers values providing low-to-no cost opportunities for our members. In the current state of the world, our ability to continue providing these programs relies on the availability of limited resources. If you found this event valuable, please consider a donation to support the future of our programs. Gifts of all sizes make a big difference. You can donate anytime at

MAIN IMAGE: Cascade Pass. Photo by Tim Nair.

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